2020 Theory Winter School

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will hold its 8th Theory Winter School on January 6-10, 2020.

  • Overview

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    The National High Magnetic Field lab will hold its 8th Theory Winter School in Tallahassee, Florida on 6-10 January, 2020. This year's School will focus on "Quantum Matter Without Quasiparticles", a subject inspired by recent developments in condensed matter physics and beyond. These development shed new light on open questions of quantum criticality, unconventional superconductivity, and new types of topological phases of matter. The tentative topics of the school include electron transport without quasiparticles, Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev models, novel phases in twisted bilayer graphene, fracton topological phases, deconfined quantum criticality, and many-body localization.

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    Chandran, Anushya Boston University
    Fu, Liang Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Kee, Hae-Young University of Toronto
    Kim, Philip Harvard University
    Lee, Sung-Sik McMaster University & Perimeter Institute
    Levitov, Leonid Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Lucas, Andrew Stanford University
    Raghu, Srinivas Stanford University
    Vafek, Oskar Florida State University / National MagLab
    Xu, Cenke University of California, Santa Barbara


    Piers Coleman Rutgers
    Dmitrii Maslov University of Florida
    Rahul Nandkishore University of Colorado-Boulder
    Yuxuan Wang University of Florida
  • 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.

  • Important Dates

    • Acceptance e-notification to applicants: November 1, 2019
    • Online registration fee by December 13, 2019: $550.00
    • Onsite registration with late fee after December 13, 2019: $650
  • Accommodation


    Invited speakers and registered participants will be lodged at the Tru By Hilton Tallahassee Central. Speakers and participants do not need to make their own reservations; this will be handled by the School. The registration fee covers the lodging cost. If you have special requests concerning your accommodation, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

    Tru By Hilton Tallahassee Central logo

    Tru By Hilton Tallahassee Central
    2814 Apalachee Parkway
    Tallahassee, FL 32301,

  • Registration


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    Participant Registration Fees

    Service for collecting registration is provided by the FSU Conference Center, which complies with the university policies and provides secure environment for financial transactions.

    Online Registration Opens: November 4, 2019

    Participant Registration Fees

    Fee for early registration by December 13: $550 USD

    Onsite registration with late fee after December 13: $650 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
    • Gordon And Betty Moore Foundationlogo
    • Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter logo
Last modified on 6 November 2019