Topological Phenomena in Novel Quantum Matter: Laboratory Realization of Relativistic Fermions and Spin Liquids

International Workshop
29 February - 4 March 2016

Recently, there has been remarkable progress in the theory of topological phases in strongly correlated systems. At the same time, the latest discovery and synthesis of many new materials provide an array of intriguing questions. We aim to bridge the forefront of theoretical developments and captivating experimental discoveries.

Topics include

  • Topological insulators
  • Spin liquids
  • Weyl semimetals
  • Heavy fermions
  • Topological phases
  • Kitaev materials (iridates and RuCl )
  • Topological Kondo insulators (SmB )
  • Skyrmions
  • Cold atoms

Invited speakers

*to be confirmed

Y. Ando (Germany)
P. Armitage (USA)
L. Balicas (USA)
I. Bloch (Germany)
P. Coleman* (USA)
M. Daghofer (Germany)
C. Felser (Germany)
P. Gegenwart (Germany)
Z. Hasan (USA)
M. Hermanns (Germany)
G. Jackeli (Germany)
Y. B. Kim (Canada)
I. Kimchi (USA)
J. Knolle (UK)

T. Kondo (Japan)
B. Lake (Germany)
S. Nagler (USA)
S. Nakatsuji (Japan)
C. Pfleiderer (Germany)
O. Rader (Germany)
K. Ross (USA)
M. Sato (Japan)
L. Savary (USA)
T. Senthil* (USA)
H. Takagi (Germany)
R. Valenti (Germany)
A. Vishwanath* (USA)
K. von Bergmann


Scientific Coordinators

Collin Broholm
(Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)

Masaki Oshikawa
(University of Tokyo, Japan)

Achim Rosch
(University of Cologne, Germany)


Amy Wright
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


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