LCN hosts distinguished Yale University Professors

Malcolm Grant (centre) in discussion with Paul Warburton (left) and Dan Prober (

UCL and the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) hosted a number of distinguished professors from Yale University on Friday 16th September at a symposium "Frontiers of Nanoelectronics". The symposium formed part of the Yale-UCL Collaborative, a unique joint venture between the two academic powerhouses on either side of the Atlantic. The collaborative had already established successful interactions in biomedicine and the arts and humanities, and this symposium extended the range of ongoing activities into the physical sciences and engineering.

The meeting was organised by Paul Warburton of LCN and UCL's Department of Electrical Engineering, who also spoke at the symposium. Other speakers were Professors Steve Girvin (Yale Vice-Provost), Daniel Prober, Karyn LeHur, Jack Harris and Leonid Glazman (all from Yale); and Sir Michael Pepper, Gabriel Aeppli, Sougato Bose and Bart Hoogenboom (all from UCL). As well as being of much scientific interest in their own right, the presentations highlighted possible future topics for research interaction. These include hybrid superconductor - semiconductor nanoelectronic devices and terahertz electronics.

The day's events, which took place at the Royal Society and were jointly sponsored by Yale and UCL's Faculty of Engineering Sciences, cemented existing friendships between the two institutions and established a number of new ones. All the participants at the meeting can now look forward to fruitful research interactions over the coming months and years.

Delegates included (from the left) Jack Harris, Leonid Glazman (both Yale), Paul Warburton, Malcolm Grant (both UCL), Steve Girvin (Yale), Mike Pepper (UCL), Karyn LeHur, Dan Prober (both Yale) and Sougato Bose (UCL)