## Syllabus

The purpose of this course is to
provide a broad survey of current research in the fields of (i) optical
studies of semiconductor quantum nanostructures, including device
applications and (ii) quantum transport in mesoscopic and nanostructure
systems with a main focus on quantum dots. The following topics will be
addressed:

- Growth of strained quantum dots, self-assembly
- Optical properties of quantum wells and quantum dots
- Two-dimensional electron gases in field-effect transistors
- Quantum Interference Effects in Transport Properties
- Phase coherence, Dephasing and environmental coupling
- Localization: weak localization and Anderson transition
- The Quantum Hall Effect
- Conduction in channels: Landauer's formulas, quantum point
contacts
- Coulomb blockade and single electron transistor
- Spin qubits, quantum computation