Elastic Manipulation and Dynamics of Quantum Materials


International Seminar and Workshop
31 July - 11 August 2023
(workshop week: 31 July - 4 August 2023)


An exciting recent development in condensed matter physics is concerned with effects of elastic tuning and response of various types of electronic order in a broad range of quantum materials.
This workshop aims at bringing together experimentalists and theorists in the field to discuss and develop an understanding of equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium coupling of electronic and elastic degrees of freedom in strongly-correlated materials.


Topics include

  • Quantum criticality in strain-tuned systems: which are the experimental observations and theoretical approaches? 
  • 2D van der Waals and Moiré structures: which is the role of elastic coupling?
  • Topological order: which is the role of topology in correlated electronic systems with strong coupling to elastic degrees of
  • In and out of equilibrium dynamics of electronic systems: which are the experimenta observations and theoretical approaches?

Invited speakers

*to be confirmed
Erez Berg (IL)
Christian Bernhard (CH)
Stuart Brown (US)
Paul Canfield (US)
Andrea Cavalleri (DE)
Premala Chandra (US)
Andrey Chubukov (US)
Laura Classen (DE)
Piers Coleman* (US)
Rafael Fernandes (US)
Elena Gati (DE)
Malte Grosche (UK)
Bernhard Keimer (DE)
Igor Mazin (US)
Marie-Aude Measson (FR)
Hilary Noad (DE)
Peter Oppeneer (SE)
Abhay Pasupathy (US)
Srinivas Raghu (US)
Sangeeta Sharma (DE)
Libor Šmejkal (DE)
Sofia Michaela Souliou (DE)
Ronny Thomale (DE)
Thais Trevisan (US)
Maia G. Vergniory (DE)
Stephen Wilson (US)
Hiroshi Yamamoto (JP)

Scientific Coordinators

Jörg Schmalian
(Institut für Theorie der Kondensierten Materie, Karlsruhe, Germany)

Jairo Sinova
(Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany)

Roser Valentí
(Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)


Mandy Lochar
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


We plan for a on-site event, with all talks to be given on-site along with a limited number of on-site participants.
The two-week event will start with a workshop during the first week (larger number of participants & higher density of talks), followed by a seminar in the second week (smaller group that allows for extended in-depth interaction, collaborations and exchanges without scheduled talks).

The call for applications is closed.


Scientific Program

Monday, 31st July 2023, registration 08:00 to 16:30
Monday, 31st July, 09:30 to Friday, 11th August 2023, 13:00: scientific program


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