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Autumn School on Correlated Electrons:
Quantum Materials: Experiments and Theory

12-16 September 2016, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Announcement: Poster and Flyer.


Quantum materials exhibit a spectacular variety of unusual emergent behavior that is practically impossible to predict from first-principles. Experiment is crucial for discovering phenomena such as the metal-insulator-transition, the Kondo effect, or superconductivity. Theory provides the paradigm for understanding these states of matter. Developing such understanding relies on the close interplay between theory and experiment, with experiments constantly putting theoretical ideas to a test.

This year's school will cover experimental techniques such as optics, photoemission, NMR, and tunneling spectroscopy. Understanding these experiments requires the realistic modeling of materials as well as approaches to solving them. Lectures ranging from the model building schemes to advanced many-body techniques provide the foundation to unraveling the mystery of these materials. Introductions to theoretical approaches for calculating spin, charge, and orbital structure as well as response functions provide direct contact to the experimental probes.

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.



  Mon 12 Sept Tue 13 Sept Wed 14 Sept Thu 15 Sept Fri 16 Sept
09:00 Welcome
Mean-Field & BCS
E. Koch
scanning tunneling spectroscopy
C. Hess
H. Alloul
R. Eder
10:30Coffee Break
11:00 charge transfer
G. Sawatzky
Orbital Order
E. Pavarini
multi-orbital CPT
F. Manghi
L. Reining
14:00 FCI-QMC
A. Alavi
M. Foulkes
Poster Session Symmetry-Breaking
A. Läuchli
Bus to Aachen
15:30Coffee Break
16:00 Hubbard model
R. Scalettar
resonant X-ray
J. van den Brink
Poster Session optical properties
D. van der Marel
18:00 Bus to Aachen Poster Session
Bus to Aachen
20:00 Bus to Aachen

General Information

Venue: The school will take place from 12 to 16 September 2016 at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, in the Lecture Hall of the Peter-Grünberg Institute, building 4.8, room 365.

Participation: The school is intended for advanced graduate or PhD students and postdocs in the field of electronic structure of materials.

Admission: Interested students should apply before May 31, 2016 through the registration form. Accepted applicants will be informed via e-mail two weeks after the deadline for applications.

Accommodation: Students can apply for financial support to cover accommodation costs. Participants supported by the school will be accommodated in the Aachen Youth Hostel. Funding for accommodations is limited.

ICAM Junior Travel Awards: Eligible candidates can apply for an ICAM Junior Travel Award. Funding is limited to about 10 students. We might be able to provide a limited number of ICAM Junior Travel Awards. For more information see the ICAM site and the registration form.

Transport: A shuttle bus will be operating in the mornings and evenings between the Youth Hostel in Aachen and the Forschungszentrum Jülich. The bus will leave in the morning at 7:45 from the Busparkplatz at Aachen Jugendherberge. There will also be a shuttle from Jülich, leaving at 8:30 in front of Hotel am Hexenturm.

Hotels in Aachen and Jülich: Participants for whom no low-cost accommodation can be found or who wish to stay in a hotel may find hotels at these web-sites: Jülich and Aachen.


Autumn School on Correlated Electrons

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