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Correlated Electron Systems - Novel Developments

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The workshop on Correlated electron systems - novel developments is jointly sponsored by the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, the Moore Foundation, and the Center for Quantum Material at the University of Minnesota.


Scientific Organizing Committee

Professor Andrey Chubukov

Professor Andrey Chubukov

FTPI, University of Minnesota

Rafael Fernandes

Professor Rafael Fernandes

University of Minnesota

Professor Martin Greven

Professor Martin Greven

University of Minnesota

Professor Bharat Jalan

Professor Bharat Jalan

University of Minnesota

Professor Chris Leighton

Professor Chris Leighton

University of Minnesota


Artem Abanov (Texas A&M University);   Brian Andersen (Kobenhavns Universitet);   Neven Barisic (Vienna University of Technology);   Christian Batista (University of Tennessee - Knoxville);   Erez Berg (University of Chicago);   Girsh Blumberg (Rutgers University);   Sergey Borisenko (Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden);   Ivan Bozovic (Brookhaven National Laboratory);   Collin L. Broholm (Johns Hopkins);   Riccardo Comin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology);   Pengcheng Dai (Rice University);   Luca DeMidici (ESPCI, Paris);   Han Fu (University of Chicago);   Liang Fu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology);   Claudio Giannetti (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore);   Emanuel Gull (University of Michigan);   Chris Homes (Brookhaven National Laboratory);   Nigel Hussey (Radboud University);   Jian Kang (Florida State University);   Steven Kivelson (Stanford University);   Avraham Klein (FTPI, University of Minnesota);   Gabriel Kotliar (Rutgers University);   Dung-Hai Lee (University of California, Berkeley);   Sung-Sik Lee (Perimeter Institute);   Yuan Li (Peking University);   Peter Littlewood (University of Chicago);   Yuji Matsuda (Kyoto Univeristy);   Maria Navarro Gastiasoro (FTPI, University of Minnesota);   Joseph Orenstein (University of California, Berkeley);   Damjan Pelc (University of Minnesota);   Vlad Pribiag (University of Minnesota);   Willem Rischau (University of Geneva);   James Rondinelli (Northwestern University);   Subir Sachdev (Harvard University);   Takasada Shibauchi (Tokyo University);   Susanne Stemmer (University of California, Santa Barbara);   Louis Taillefer (Universite de Sherbrooke);   Senthil Todadri (Massachusetts Institute of Technology);   John Tranquada (Brookhaven National Laboratory);   Jean-Marc Triscone (University of Geneva);   Oscar Vafek (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory);   Chandra Varma (University of California, Riverside);   Yuxuan Wang (University of Illinois);   Matthew Watson (University of St. Andrews)


John T. Tate Hall 101

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

8:45 am:      Registration Opens

8:55 am: Opening Remarks


9:00 am: Takasada Shibauchi (Tokyo University): Unusual BCS-BEC Crossover in Fe(Se,S) Superconductors

9:30 am: Sergey Borisenko (Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden): Electronic Structure and 3D Gap Functions of Iron-based Superconductors

10:00 am: Matthew Watson (University of St. Andrews): Nematic Order and the Superconducting Gap in FeSe

10:30 am:     Coffee Break

10:50 am: Brian Andersen (Kobenhavns Universitet): Orbital Selective Quasi-particle Interference and Cooper Pairing in FeSe

11:20 am: Jian Kang (Florida State University): Interplay Between Superconductivity and Nematicity in Iron-based Superconductors

11:50 am: Luca de' Medici (ESPCI, Paris): Hund's Correlated Metals


12:20 am: Dung-Hai Lee (University of California, Berkeley): Does Vortex Majorana Zero Mode Imply Topological Non-trivial Superconductivity?

12:50 pm:      Lunch Break - On your own


2:10 pm: Neven Barisic (Vienna University of Technology): A Fresh View of the Unusual Properties of the Cuprates

2:40 pm: Ivan Bozovic (Brookhaven National Laboratory): What is Really Extraordinary in Cuprate Superconductors?

3:10 pm: Subir Sachdev (Harvard University): SYK Gauge Theories

3:40 pm:      Coffee Break

4:00 pm: Louis Taillefer (Universite de Sherbrooke): The Quantum Critical Point of Cuprate Superconductors

4:30 pm: Yuji Matsuda (Kyoto University): Thermodynamic Evidence for a Nematic Phase Transition at the Onset of Pseudogap in YBCO and Hg1201

5:00 pm: Nigel Hussey (Radboud University): A Tale of Two Metals: Contrasting Criticalities in the Cuprates and Pnictides

5:30 pm:      Reception and Poster Session

Workshop Ends for the Day

Thursday, May 17, 2018


9:00 am: Girsh Blumberg (Rutgers University): Nematicity and Superconductivity in Multi-band Fe-based Superconductors

9:30 am: Avraham Klein (FTPI, University of Minnesota): Identifying Mechanisms of Quantum Nematic Transitions from the Dynamic Susceptibility

10:00 am: Pengcheng Dai (Rice University): Local Orthorhombic Lattice Distortions in the Paramagnetic Tetragonal Phase of Superconducting NaFe1-xNixAs

10:30 am:     Coffee Break

11:00 am: Chris Homes (Brookhaven National Laboratory): Optical Effects in Multiband Conductors and Superconductors

11:30 am: Joseph Orenstein (University of California, Berkeley): Optical Probes of Symmetry Breaking in Magnetic and Superconducting BaFee2)As1-xPx)2

12:00 pm: Gabriel Kotliar (Rutgers University): Hund Metals: Normal State and Superconductivity

12:30 pm:      Lunch Break - On your own


2:00 pm: Jean-Marc Triscone (University of Geneva): Confinement and Superconductivity at the LaAIO3/SrTiO3 Interface and Related Systems

2:30 pm: Susanne Stemmer (University of California, Santa Barbara): Carrier Density Control of Magnetism and Hall Effects in Doped EuTiO3 Films

3:00 pm: Han Fu (University of Chicago): Anomalous Transport Properties of SrTiO3 Accumulation Layers

3:30 pm:      Coffee Break

4:00 pm: Willem Rischau (University of Geneva): Superconductivity and Ferroelectricity in Strontium Titanate

4:30 pm: James Rondinelli (Northwestern University): Interplay of Correlation, Local Structure, and Inversion Symmetry in Non-centrosymmetric Metals

5:00 pm: Vlad Pribiag (University of Minnesota): Magnetism and Superconductivity in SrTiO3-based Heterostructures

5:30 pm: Maria Navarro Gastiasoro (FTPI, University of Minnesota): Normal and Superconducting States of SrTiO3

Workshop Ends for the Day

Friday, May 18, 2018


9:00 am: Cristian Batista (University of Tennessee, Knoxville): Dynamical Structure Factor of the Triangular Heisenberg Model

9:30 am: Collin L. Broholm (Johns Hopkins): The Quest for a Quantum Spin Liquid

10:00 am: Yuan Li (Peking University): Spin-orbit Coupling and Gapped Magnetic Excitations in Iron-based Superconductors

10:30 am:     Coffee Break


11:00 am: Senthil Todadri (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Origin of Mott Insulator and Superconductivity in Twisted Graphene Bilayers

11:30am: Oscar Vafek (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory): Superconductivity on the Brink of Spin-charge Order in Doped Honeycomb Bilayer

12:00 pm: Liang Fu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Metal-insulator Transition and Superconductivity in Graphene Superlattices

12:30 pm:      Lunch Break - On your own



2:00 pm: Chandra Varma (University of California, Riverside): Topological Fluctuations in 2D-dissipative Quantum XY Model: Linear in T and Linear in H Resistivity and Other Strange Metal Properties

2:30 pm: Riccardo Comin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Resonant X-ray Studies of Electronic Orders in Quantum Solids

3:00 pm: John Tranquada (Brookhaven National Laboratory): Antiferromagnetic Spin Gap Limits the Coherent Superconducting Gap in Cuprates

3:30 pm:      Coffee Break

4:00 pm: Claudio Giannetti (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore): Ultrafast Orbital Manipulation and Mott Physics in Multi-band Correlated Materials

4:30 pm: Peter Littlewood (University of Chicago): Metal-insulator Transitions in Elastic Media

5:00 pm: Damjan Pelc (University of Minnesota): Nonlinear Response in Unconventional Superconductors

Workshop Ends for the Day

Banquet for Workshop Participants at Weisman Art Museum

6:15 pm:     Reception

7:00 pm:     Buffet Dinner

Saturday, May 19, 2018


9:00 am: Erez Berg (University of Chicago): Quantum Critical Metals: Lessons from Quantum Monte Carlo Studies

9:30 am: Emanuel Gull (University of Michigan): Charge Order in the Extended Hubbard Model

10:00 am: Steven Kivelson (Stanford University): Superconductivity at Intermediate Coupling

10:30 am:     Coffee Break

11:00 am: Sung-Sik Lee (Perimeter Institute): Antiferromagnetic Quantum Critical Metals in d=2, 3, and In-between

11:30 am: Artem Abanov (Texas A&M University): Non-BCS Superconductivity Near a Quantum-critical Point

12:00 pm: Yuxuan Wang (University of Illinois): Second-order Topological Superconductors


Workshop Closes


Thank you for your participation!


Artem Abanov; Kaveh Ahadi; Brian Andersen; Zach Anderson; Neven Barisic; Cristian Batista; Erez Berg; Turan Birol; Girsh Blumberg; Sergey Borisenko; Ivan Bozovic; Collin Broholm; Fiona Burnell; Xinxin Cai; Charles Campbell; Vipul Chaturvedi; Morten Christensen; Andrey Chubukov; Riccardo Comin; Paul Crowell; Tianbai Cui; Pengcheng Dai; Luca de' Medici; Alex Edelman; Paul Eugenio; Kexin Feng; Rafael Fernandes; Jacob Freyermuth; Liang Fu; Han Fu; Xiaojun Fu; Jianlong Fu; Virgnia Gali; Koustav Ganguly; Jonathan Gaudet; Claudio Giannetti; Allen Goldman; Martin Greven; Emanuel Gull; Woods Halley; Sajna Hameed; Ryo Hanai; Christopher Homes; Yichen Hu; Nigel Hussey; Hiroki Isobe; Bharat Jalan; Joseph Joe; Alex Kamenev; Jian Kang; Saumitran Kasturirangan; Steven Kivelson; Avi Klein; Gabriel Kotliar; Yevhen Kushnirenko; Sung-Sik Lee; Dunghai Lee; Chris Leighton; Alex Levchenko; Yangmu Li; Jiarui Li; Yuan Li; Peter Littlewood; Patrick Marshall; Dmitrii Maslov; Yuji Matsuda; William Meier; Andre Mkhoyan; Maria Navarro Gastiasoro; Joseph Orenstein; Arpita Paul; Damjan Pelc; Ilana Percher; Natalia Perkins; Dan Phan; William Postiglione; Abhinav Prakash; Vlad Pribiag; Willem Rischau; James Rondinelli; Ioannis Rousochatzakis; Subir Sachdev; Michael Sammon; Yoni Schattner; Allen Scheie; Mathias Scheurer; Daniel Shaffer; Takasada Shibauchi; Boris Shklovskii; Susanne Stemmer; Louis Taillefer; Yang Tang; Liam Thompson; Laxman Raju Thoutam; Senthil Todadri; John Tranquada; Jean-Marc Triscone; Oskar Vafek; Chandra Varma; Jorn Venderbos; Yanick Volpez; Jeff Walter; Xiaoyu Wang; Yuxuan Wang; Ke Wang; Helin Wang; Hanteng Wang; Matthew Watson; Yi-Ming Wu; Bo Xiong; Yang Yang; Mengxing Ye; Xuzhe Ying; Yizhi You; Guichuan Yu; Biqiong Yu; Fanqi Yuan; Hwanhui Yun; Weilu Zhang; Michael Zudov


Professor Todadri giving a talk

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