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Cornell University
LASSP -  Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics

Cornell Laboratory for Atomic and Solid State Physics

Aspen Center for Physics 2020 Winter Conference


January 12 through 17, 2020

Sunday evening welcome reception
Meetings Monday through Friday evening

     The introduction of concepts from topology has profoundly impacted our understanding of condensed matter, particularly the recent developments in topological insulators, semi-metals, and superconductors.

    Theoretical efforts have been highly successful at classifying and describing the topological invariants of single particle (non-interacting) systems. Less effort thus far has gone into considering how interactions may modify these classification schemes, and where the most fruitful intersections between correlations and topology may lie. This Aspen Winter Conference revolves around merging concepts of topology and strong electronic correlations.

     The emergent field of correlated topology has seen recent profound advances in diverse subjects such as topological superconductivity, Kondo insulators, quantum magnetism, and engineered heterostructures of TMDs and twisted bilayer graphene. The scientific focus of this conference will be on identifying the relevant questions in these newly married fields. What are the key observables associated with correlated topological states? What is the fate of the relativistic quantum anomalies, such as the chiral anomaly, in the presence of strong correlations? Will intrinsic topological superconductors or superconductor/semiconductor heterostructures form the more promising platform for experiments? What is the role of topological states in other correlated quantum states, such as Kondo insulators or heavy Fermion metals? Bringing together a diverse group of researchers, this workshop will explore how recent advances in topology can help solve longstanding problems in correlated electron physics, and how the merger of these two fields could lead to new fundamental states of matter and novel quantum devices.

Application deadline is October 31, 2019

Please complete your application at:

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Claudia Felser, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Philip Moll, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne
*Brad Ramshaw, Cornell University
Ady Stern, Weizmann Institute of Science

*Denotes physicist in charge of diversity

Proposals for the 2021 Winter Conferences are invited and must be submitted by January 15, 2020

The Aspen Center for Physics is committed to a significant participation of women and under-represented groups in all of its programs.

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The Aspen Center for Physics is supported by the National Science Foundation Grant No. PHY-1607611