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)
Ian Fisher (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)
Susanne Stemmer (US)
Ronny Thomale (DE)
Thais Trevisan (US)
Maia G. Vergniory (DE)
Matthias Vojta (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).

Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form.
The application deadline for on-site participation is 30th April 2023.
The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international
seminar and workshop is 140 Euro and should be paid by all participants.
Accommodation will be covered by the Max Planck Institute.
Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.

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Scientific Program

The scientific program of the event will be available by mid May 2023.

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