Frustration, Orbital Fluctuations, and Topology in Kondo Lattices and their relatives

International Seminar & Workshop
16 July - 3 August 2018
(workshop week: 23 - 27 July 2018)

In recent years, the study of strongly correlated electron systems has been enriched by the addition of new ingredients such as multipolar physics from orbital fluctuations, magnetic frustration, and spin-orbit coupling. This program will bring together scientists exploring the new states of matter and phenomenology that emerge in these systems, to share expertise and fertilize new research directions.

Topics include

  • Topological spin liquids 
  • Kitaev physics
  • Itinerant frustration
  • Quadrupolar Kondo lattices
  • Topological Kondo insulators
  • Correlated Weyl metals  
  • Kondo semimetals
  • Metal-insulator transitions 

Invited speakers

Hiroshi Amitsuka (JP)
Natan Andrei (US)
Dai Aoki (JP)
Ryotaro Arita (JP)
Cristian Batista (US)
Stephen Blundell (GB)
Collin Broholm (US)
Silke Bühler-Paschen (AT)
Claudio Castelnovo (GB)
Premi Chandra (US)
Piers Coleman (US)
Ashley Cook (CH)
Philipp Gegenwart (DE)
Pallab Goswami (US)
Hisatomo Harima (JP)
Zenji Hiroi (JP)
Johannes Knolle (GB)

Hiroaki Kusunose (JP)
SungBin Lee (KR)
Andy Mackenzie (DE)
Yukitoshi Motome (US)
David Mross (IL)
Andriy Nevidommsky (US)
Masaki Oshikawa (JP)
Akito Sakai (JP)
Suchitra Sebastian (GB)
Qimiao Si (US)
Takahiro Tomita (JP)
Hirokazu Tsunetsugu (JP)
Matthias Vojta (DE)
Hilbert von Löhneysen (DE)

Scientific Coordinators

Inti Sodemann
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems)

Siddharth Ashok Parameswaran
(Oxford University)

Satoru Nakatsuji
(University of Tokyo)

David Logan
(Oxford University)


Maria de Haas
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


The application deadline is 16 April 2018.
Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form on the event‘s web page. The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international seminar and workshop is 120 Euro and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.

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