Electronic Correlations: 

from meso- to nano-physics

20th-27th January 2001

Programm committee: 
C. Glattli (Saclay, France)
T. Martin (Marseille, France)
G. Montambaux  (Orsay, France)
B. Pannetier (Grenoble, France)
M. Sanquer (Grenoble, France)

J. Tran Thanh Van (Orsay, France)
International Advisory committee: 
H. Bouchiat (Orsay, France)
Y. Gefen (Rehovot, Israel)
L. Glazman (Minneapolis, USA)
D. Loss (Basel, Switzerland)
C. Marcus (Harvard, USA)
M. Pepper (Cambridge, UK)
J. Van Ruitenbeek (Leiden, The Netherlands)

For further informations please contact:

Thierry Martin : Centre de Physique Théorique, Campus de Luminy, Case 907, 13288 - Marseille Cedex 9 , France
phone: 33- (0)4 91 26 95 41
fax: 33- (0)4 91 26 95 53
e-mail: martin@cpt.univ-mrs.fr

Gilles Montambaux : Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 - Orsay , France
phone: 33- (0)1 69 15 69 29
fax: 33- (0)1 69 15 60 86
e-mail: gilles@lps.u-psud.fr

Secretary : Rencontres de Moriond - Université Paris-Sud - Building 211 - 91405 Orsay Cedex , France
Phone : (33) 1 69 15 82 16 - Fax : (33) 1 69 15 82 87
e-mail : claude.barthelemy@th.u-psud.fr

We are pleased to announce the XXXVIth Rencontres de Moriond on

          Electronic Correlations: From meso- to nano-physics

to be held in Les Arcs 1800, Savoie, France, from Saturday January 20th to Saturday Januray 27th, 2001.

The purpose of the Rencontres de Moriond is to discuss recent findings and new ideas in mesoscopic physics and other areas of fundamental physics in a pleasant, relaxed and intimate atmosphere. The meeting intends to promote fruitful collaboration between experimentalists and theorists and between various institutions by bringing together  physicists in a beautiful and inspiring setting.

Les Arcs 1800 is a pleasant winter sport resort located in the French Alps, at 1800m alt., about 120km from Geneva and 12 km from Bourg-Saint-Maurice. The nearest railway station is Bourg-Saint-Maurice, trains (TGV) from Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice are quite convenient. The nearest international airports are Geneva, Lyon and Paris.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Les Arcs

T. Martin, G. Montambaux and J. Tran Thanh Van

PS : As usual, participants are expected to find funding for travel and accommodation on their own.

A limited number of grants for young  researchers from the European union, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Israel will be available.


The topics which will be discussed include :

  •  Electronic transport at the nanoscopic scale: nanotubes, DNA, quantum wires, molecular wires and contacts
  • Manipulation of individual spins and charges: application to quantum computers
  • Quantum coherence
  • Chaos, disorder and interactions in confined systems
  • Strong interactions in low dimensional systems: fractional quantum Hall effect, Luttinger liquids
  • Hybrid systems (normal/supra/ferro...)
The detailed program of the meeting will be established according to the latest experimental and theoretical results at the time of the meeting.

If you wish to present new results in the framework of the program, please send a title and an abstract using the template abstract.tex to the following address
as soon as possible and by November 1st, 2000, at the latest.

Due to the limited time available and size of the meeting, only a selected number of  talks and possibly participants will be accepted. Poster sessions will be also organized.


Postal address of the meeting :
Rencontres de Moriond
Hotel Latitudes - Les Arcs 1800
Village de Charmettoger
73700 - Bourg-Saint-Maurice - France
Phone number :     33 - (0)4 79 07 49 79
Fax number :      33 - (0)4 79 07 49 87
Please begin your fax with : Attention to Rencontres de Moriond.

1. Conference Dates:
The meeting will begin on Saturday, January 20th, 2001 at 18 h 00
and will end on Saturday, January 27th, at 11 h 30.

2. Conference Facilities:
The following equipment will be available : a slide projector for
5cm x 5cm slides and an overhead projector for transparencies.

3. Conference Fee:
The conference fee for participants will be 1900 FF. It includes a copy of the proceedings.
Payment can be made:
- before the conference by bank transfer (add 150 FF or 30 US $ for bank fees) to Moriond bank account: Banque de Savoie, Place de l'Hotel de Ville, 73700 Bourg St Maurice, France. ADREMOR - Bank Code 10 548, Branch 00013, Account 00047 135 153, key 67.
In this case, the transfer should clearly indicate your name to identify the payment. The corresponding voucher should imperatively be handed at the conference site.
- on the conference site by traveller's checks or personnal checks in French francs or US dollars to the order of "Rencontres de Moriond", handed to the secretariat upon your arrival or within the first 2 days of the workshop.
Please avoid cash payment if possible.
If you have to change money, note that the exchange rate in Les Arcs is less advantageous than in cities like Paris or Geneva.
Credit cards are not accepted.

4. Accommodation
Housing will be in Hotel Latitudes Charmettoger. Meals will be served in this hotel for all participants.
The hotel bill shall be paid directly to the hotel. Credit card payment (for the hotel accommodations only) can be accepted.

The cost (full board) will amount to 3 430 FF (double occupancy).
It will be difficult to obtain single rooms. Only a few will be available at an additional cost of 1050 FF.

For accompanying members, the costs are as follows :
- 3 430 FF per adult
- 1 400 FF per child (4-11 years)
It will not be possible to find accommodation for your family if you have not requested it by November 1st, 2000.

Important Notice:
Hotel reservations are made for the whole session : i.e. from the evening of Saturday, January 20th to the morning of Saturday, January  27th (including lunch before departure of the conference bus to Geneva). Please note that the total cost of the meeting will not be reduced even in case of partial attendance.
Cancellation of hotel reservations should be made before December 15th 2000. After this date, the hotel will charge us for the entire cost and we will have to ask the participants, who cancel their attendance later, to pay for the total accommodation cost as listed above.

5. Accommodation Grants:
Partial support will be available for a limited number of young scientists (up to 35 years) who are citizens of a European Union Member State, or Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Israel. Please send the application form enclosed at the end of this bulletin, before November 1st, 2000.

TRAVEL updated
  • From Paris to Bourg St Maurice by train.

  • Please note that reservations are compulsory for TGV trains. Be specially careful not to reserve too late as the TGV trains to Bourg St Maurice are often full at this time of the year, and particularly on Saturday.
    Train schedule :
    January 20, 2001
    January 27, 2001
    From Paris, 

    Gare de Lyon

    Arrival in

    Bourg St Maurice


    Bourg St Maurice

    Arrival in Paris,

    Gare de Lyon

  • From Bourg St Maurice to Les Arcs 1800.

  • Regular buses are available from Bourg St Maurice train station to Les Arcs 1800 (45 mn drive) at most train arrivals from Paris. Cost : FF 52 one way (luggage included). Please ask for a ticket "Les Arcs-Villard". The last bus leaves at 19h30.
    Taxis : approximate cost : FF 270/310 , depending on the number of persons and pieces of luggage.
  • From Geneva Airport to Les Arcs 1800.

  • If you arrive in Geneva International Airport, do not forget that you may need a transit visa, coming through Switzerland to France.
    It is highly recommended to take the first conference bus, or if you go by car, to leave Geneva before 12h on Saturday : experience has shown that traffic jams can be " terrible " if one leaves Geneva after 14h.
    With Conference buses : Departure from Geneva International airport on Saturday, January 20 . At the arrival level (look at the map of the airport) , take the exit "gate No 3" just in front of the customs, cross a car-park and you will be just in front of the bus "FOURNIER BUS TOURS". It will be waiting in the bus car-park, with RENCONTRES DE MORIOND posters on the windows. Due to the number of registrations, there will be two conference buses : if you wish to take one of them, please let us know your flight schedule (arrival time and flight number).
    • On Saturday, January 20, : the first bus will leave at 12h30, the second one at 13h30 sharp.

    • If you miss the conference bus, you can catch regular buses to Bourg Saint Maurice (see below).
    With regular buses : There are also regular buses from the airport (International sector) at 10h, 11h, 12h, 13h30, 14h30, 15h30, 17h00, 19h00.
    http://www.gva.ch/en   or   acc-france@wanadoo.fr
    Duration of the drive : about 3 hours, change at Bourg St Maurice then take a local bus for Les Arcs 1800. Price : FF 385 one way.
    Return Conference buses are scheduled to leave Les Arcs on Saturday, January 27, at 12:00 sharp (after lunch) and will reach Geneva airport and then the CERN around 16 h 30, depending on the traffic.
  • By car :

  • Les Arcs 1800 can be reached by car, by the A43 highway to Albertville, then by the N90 to Bourg St Maurice (via Moûtiers) and then direction Les Arcs 1800 (16 km). If chains are necessary, the sooner you mount them , the better (in Bourg St Maurice). In Les Arcs, the temperature can easily go down to -20 C, make sure you have sufficient antifreeze.
    There are 2 "Hotel Latitudes" in Les Arcs. Be sure that you go to Latitudes-Charmettoger, at the end of the resort Charmettoger. Indoor parking spaces are available at the hotel (60 FF per day)


  • The temperature in Les Arcs 1800 varies between -20 C and +5 C. The ground is often icy and it is important to bring suitable walking shoes and warm clothes.
  • There is no travel agency in Les Arcs 1800. You are kindly requested to make your hotel, plane or train reservations or confirmations by yourself on your arrival. The Conference Secretariat will be unable to do this for you.
  • There are 2 banks located in Les Arcs 1800. They both are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
  • Ski and boot rental is available in Les Arcs 1800. There will be a special discount for Moriond participants at the ski shop within the Hotel.

  • A 6 day ski-pass costs approx. FF 1050. There will also be a special discount for Moriond participants. Do not forget to bring a recent photograph for passes longer than 3 days. Ski passes are free of charge for children under 7 years old. Some chair-lifts are free for beginners, therefore do not buy a 6 day pass if you are an early beginner!
  • There is a swimming-pool in Bourg St Maurice but none in Les Arcs 1800.
  • Lost luggage - If you fly to Geneva airport and find that your luggage is missing on your arrival, when making your claim, ask for your luggage to be forwarded to you to the Hotel Latitudes Charmettoger in Les Arcs 1800 by taxi as a few Moriond participants have had their suitcases "stuck" in Bourg St Maurice or elsewhere by bus companies.





    The meeting will begin at 18 h 00 on Saturday January 20, 2001 in Les Arcs. In order to welcome you in the best possible way before the opening of the session, we invite you to arrive in the afternoon at the Hotel Latitudes Charmettoger. However, rooms will not be available before 18 h 00. A welcome drink will be served at 19 h 30 to the participants, their family and guests.

    Please register as soon as you arrive. The conference secretariat will be at the Hotel Latitudes,  at the reception level. If you come from Geneva by the Conference bus, please fill in the arrival form available on the bus, keep it with you and hand it to the Secretariat on your arrival, in order to save time and avoid rush during registration.

    Late arrivals : Please try to inform the secretariat by fax or phone, if
    you know you are likely to arrive late.


    PARTICIPANTS : list of participants



    click on   abstract.pdf( 500Ko) or   abstract.ps( 500Ko)



    Proceedings of the conference will be published by EDPSciences.  The deadline for contributions is May 1st 2001.

    The contributors  have to use the following two files to prepare the written version of their talk under LaTeX:

     moriond.tex (containing the  publisher's instruction: it can be used as a template)
     moriond.pdf (a complied version of moriond.tex)
     moriond.sty (the style file, PLEASE DO NOT MODIFY). 
    If you had already downloaded the files, please replace them by these new ones.

    A paper camera-ready version should be sent by May 1st 2001 to

    Rencontres de Moriond
    Laboratoire de Physique des Solides
    Université Paris-Sud, 91405 - Orsay Cedex

    The final hard copy that you send must be absolutely clean and

     The proceedings will be published at the early fall 2001.



    Below is the  schedule of the conference. We remind all the speakers that the alloted time includes time for questions.

    We remind  our participants that the Rencontres de Moriond qualifies as a Winter School and as a Euroconference. Therefore, all  speakers should keep in mind the strong pedagogical aspect of their talks.


    SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM  click on   program.html

                                         or download   program.rtf

    SCHEDULE                    click on   schedule.html

                                         or download   schedule.rtf

    A paper copy of the abstracts and of the schedule will be distributed at the conference desk.