2019 Theory Winter School

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory was held its 7th Theory Winter School from January 7-11, 2019.

  • Overview

    The National High Magnetic Field lab was held its seventh Theory Winter School in Tallahassee, Florida from January 7 to 11 2019. This year's theory school was a concerted effort to address several challenges in modern condensed matter physics. Recent computational advances and new analytic insights suggest the need for multifaceted approaches that bring together the study of model Hamiltonians, ab-initio methods and experiments to gain new understanding of quantum materials. This synergy between communities will impact endeavors where theory is guiding new discoveries. The themes of the school are: Strongly correlated and quantum spin liquid physics, Weyl and topological physics and new computational techniques.

     

    Confirmed Lecturers

    B. Andrei Bernevig Princeton
    Collin Broholm Johns Hopkins
    Jennifer Cano Stony Brook
    Andrey Chubukov University of Minnesota
    Rebecca Flint Iowa State
    Kristjan Haule Rutgers
    Efstratios Manousakis FSU and National MagLab
    Nandini Trivedi Ohio State
    Steve White U C Irvine
     

    Organizers

    Turan Birol University of Minnesota
    Hitesh Changlani FSU and National MagLab
    Vladimir Dobrosavljevic FSU and National MagLab
    Laura Greene FSU and National MagLab
    Kemp Plumb Brown University
     

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  • Talks

    Talks for Theory Winter School 2019

    Monday, January 7, 2019

    6:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capital
    8:00 a.m. shuttle to the Lab
    8:30 a.m. Onsite Registration
    8:45-9:00 a.m. Laura Greene & Eric Palm - Welcome Address
    9:00-10:00 a.m. Jennifer Cano - pdfIntroduction to topological insulators and semimetals
    10:00-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
    10:30-11:30 a.m. Bogdan A. Bernevig - Topological quantum chemistry: Theory
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Efstratios Manousakis - Significance of correlations in the Weyl physics of transition metal dichalcogenides
    12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch
    2:00-3:00 p.m. Luis Balicas - Novel transport phenomena in topological semimetals
    3:00-3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
    3:30-5:30 p.m. Jennifer Cano/Efstratios Manousakis - (pdfTopological physics tutorial)
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    6:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capital
    8:00 a.m. shuttle to the Lab
    8:30-9:30 a.m. Efstratios Manousakis - Understanding the role of electron correlations in some Weyl systems
    9:30-10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
    10:00-11:00 a.m. Jennifer Cano - pdfDefects in topological insulators
    11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Bogdan A. Bernevig - Topological quantum chemistry: Materials
    12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
    1:30-2:30 p.m. Poster Session 1
    2:30-3:30 p.m. Nandini Trivedi - Scientific Revolutions: How can a gapless system be topological?
    3:30-4:00 p.m. Coffee Break
    4:00-5:00 p.m. Collin Broholm - Fluctuating and disordered magnetism in insulating materials at low temperatures
    5:00-6:00 p.m. Rebecca Flint - Frustrated magnetism: models and magnetic order
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner

    Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    6:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capital
    8:00 a.m. shuttle to the Lab
    8:30-9:30 a.m. Andrey Chubukov - Superconductivity from repulsion
    9:30-10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
    10:00-11:00 a.m. Nandini Trivedi - Scientific Revolutions: How can an insulator become a superconductor?
    11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Collin Broholm - Spin fluctuations in strongly correlated electron systems
    12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
    1:30-3:30 p.m. Flint/Changlani - (Frustrated magnetism tutorial)
    3:30-4:00 p.m. Lab Tour
      Dinner on Own

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    6:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capital
    8:00 a.m. shuttle to the Lab
    8:30-9:30 a.m. Andrey Chubukov - Superconductivity vs non-Fermi liquid near a quantum-critical point
    9:30-10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
    10:00-11:00 a.m. Rebecca Flint - Frustrated magnetism: quantum spin liquids
    11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kristjan Haule - Correlations in solids within embedded Dynamical Mean Field Theory functional
    12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
    1:30-2:30 p.m. Poster Session 2
    2:30-3:30 p.m. Steve White - Overview of DMRG and tensor networks for model systems
    3:30-4:00 p.m. Coffee Break
    4:00-6:00 p.m. Kristjan Haule - Tutorial: Embedded Dynamical Mean Field Theory functional
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    6:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capital
    8:00 a.m. shuttle to the Lab
    8:30-9:30 a.m. Kristjan Haule - Structural optimization and forces across the Mott transition from first principles
    9:30-10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
    10:00-11:00 a.m. Steve White - Novel DMRG approaches for electronic structure
    11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
    12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
    1:30 p.m. Goodbye
     
  • Venue

    All lectures, as well as lunch and dinner will be taking place at the MagLab headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida.

    The only facility of its kind in the United States, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (less formally known as the Magnet Lab) is the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world, headquartered in a sprawling 370,000-square-foot complex near Florida State University in Tallahassee. The lab also includes sites at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and the University of Florida in Gainesville. Together these three institutions operate the lab, collaborating in a unique, interdisciplinary way to advance basic science, engineering and technology in the 21st century.

     
    Magnet Lab
    The Magnet Lab.
     

    Established by the National Science Foundation in 1990, the lab is a national resource open to both curious visitors and world-renowned scientists. Centralizing the country's greatest magnet-related tools, resources and expertise is not only efficient and cost-effective, but also encourages fruitful, collaborative research at the highest level. Every year, more than 900 visiting scientists and engineers from across the world conduct experiments using our state-of-the-art equipment. Our magnets are far larger, far more powerful and far more complex than the everyday magnets most people are familiar with. Many were designed, developed and built by our magnet engineering and design team, widely recognized as the finest in the world.

  • Accommodation

    Invited speakers and registered participants will be lodged at the Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capitol. Speakers and participants do not need to make their own reservations; this will be handled by the Theory Winter School, which will also cover the cost. 

    For hotel information and directions, click on the logo below.

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    Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capitol
    1355 Apalachee Parkway
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
    850-999-7348

  • Registration

    Theory Winter School registration is being provided by the Florida State University Conference Center to comply with University policies and to provide a secure environment for financial information.

    Participant Registration Fees

    Fee for early registration by December 15: $500 USD

    Onsite registration with late fee after December 15: $550 USD

    The registration fee will cover accommodation, transportation between the hotel and the lab, and most meals Monday through Friday. The registration fee does not cover travel to or from Tallahassee, FL, travel to or from the airport, or miscellaneous expenses.

    Cancellation Policy

    Registration fees are not refundable. The Organizing Committee may make exceptions on a case by case basis under exceptional circumstances. Please address requests for refunds to the Conference Organizers.

  • Travel Information

    Please refer to Travel to Tallahassee page for more information.

  • Visa Information

    Please refer to Visa Information page for more information.

  • Sponsors

    • National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) logo
Last modified on 16 January 2019