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Autumn School on Correlated Electrons:
Many-Body Physics: From Kondo to Hubbard

21-25 September 2015, Forschungszentrum Jülich


Many-body physics has the daunting task of describing the collective behavior of vast assemblies of elementary objects. While the fundamental laws are known, exact solutions like the Bethe Ansatz are exceedingly rare. Nonetheless, the past century has witnessed a continuous stream of conceptual breakthroughs, prompted by unforeseen discoveries of new states of matter: superconductivity and superfluidity, antiferromagnetism, the Kondo effect, the Mott transition, symmetry breaking, spin glasses and frustration, heavy Fermions and high-temperature superconductivity.

Each of these cooperative phenomena is an example of emergence at work. Their essence can often be captured by simple model Hamiltonians. Describing the richness of real matter requires, however, to increase the complexity of the models significantly, as emergent phenomena are frequently governed by the interplay of several scales. In this year's school we will highlight the Kondo effect, the physics of the Hubbard model, and frustrated quantum spins, covering the range from fundamental mechanisms to the modeling of real materials.

The aim of the school is to introduce advanced graduate students and up to the essence of emergence and modern approaches for modeling strongly correlated matter.

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  Mon 21 Sept Tue 22 Sept Wed 23 Sept Thu 24 Sept Fri 25 Sept
09:00 Welcome
E. Pavarini
Poor man's scaling
A. Nevidomskyy
Frustrated spins
F. Mila
Multiorbital NRG
T. Costi
10:30Coffee Break
11:00 Heavy fermions and Kondo
P. Coleman
Bethe ansatz
N. Andrei
R. Frésard
NRG with bosons
K. Ingersent
14:00 Spectra of mixed-valence compounds
K. Schönhammer
Hubbard model
A. Mielke
E. Koch
Betts clusters
Quantum cluster methods
D. Sénéchal
Bus to Aachen
15:30Coffee Break
16:00 DFT for perovskites
C. Franchini
Hubbard model II
R. Eder
Spin-glass mean-field
V. Janiš
T. Maier
18:00 Bus to Aachen Poster Session
Bus to Aachen
21:00 Bus to Aachen

Lecture Notes

book cover The lecture notes have been published as an OpenAccess book:

Eva Pavarini, Erik Koch, and Piers Coleman (eds.)
Many-Body Physics: From Kondo to Hubbard
Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 5
Verlag des Forschungszentrum Jülich, 2015
ISBN 978-3-95806-074-6


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