Gapless Fermions - from Fermi liquids to strange metals

International School
17 - 28 February 2020

Properties of strongly correlated metals, often dubbed as strange metals, are rather poorly understood in comparison to their weakly interacting counterparts (normal Fermi liquids). This is in spite of their ubiquity - normal state of high temperature superconductors; metals with fluctuating magnetism; gapless quantum spin liquids, to name a few. The aim of this winter school is to teach the newest generations of young researchers the basics and central developments of the study of correlated metals.

Topics include

  • Dirac and Weyl Fermions in condensed matter
  • Renormalisation group techniques for relativistic and non-relativistic
  • Fermi and non-Fermi liquids
  • Kondo eff ect and heavy fermions
  • Tomonaga Luttinger liquids
  • Quantum Monte-Carlo in metals
  • Transport in metallic systems
  • Experimental realisations of strange metals
  • Metal at half filled Landau level

Invited speakers

F. Assaad (DE)
J. Checkelsky (US)
C. Felser (DE)
A. Georges (US)
T. Giamarchi (CH)
I. Herbut (CA)
S. Lee (CA)
A. P. Mackenzie (DE)
W. Metzner (DE)
J. Schmalian (DE)
R. Shankar (US)
V. Sunko (DE)
M. Vojta (DE)

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Scientific Coordinators

Subhro Bhattacharjee
(International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru, India)

Roderich Moessner
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems,
Dresden, Germany)

Aline Ramires
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems,
Dresden, Germany)


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

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The deadline for applications was 31st October 2019. The call for applications is closed.

Scientific Program Structure

The scientific program starts on Monday, 17th February from 9 a. m. The school will close on Friday, 28th February in the afternoon. A welcome dinner is scheduled on Sunday, 16th February, from 7 to 9 p. m. in the institute's cafeteria.

Registration for the school will be possible on Sunday, 16th February from 6 to 8 p. m. and also throughout the school from Monday - Thursday between 8 a. m. and 4:30 p. m. and on Friday between 8 a. m. and 3:30 p. m.

The detailed scientific program of the school will be available in late December 2019.

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