The National High Magnetic Field lab was held its 8th Theory Winter School in Tallahassee, Florida on 6-10 January, 2020. This year's School focused 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.
Kamenev, Alex University of Minnesota 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
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.
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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.
- 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
Agenda for Theory Winter School 2019
Monday, January 6, 2020
6:30-8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST AT TRU BY HILTON TALLAHASSEE CENTRAL 8:00 a.m. SHUTTLE TO THE LAB 8:30 a.m. ONSITE REGISTRATION 8:45-9:00 a.m. Gregory Boebinger: Welcome Address 9:00-10:00 a.m. Philip Kim (Harvard) - Unusual quasi-particle pairing in van der Waals heterostructures (I) 10:00-10:30 a.m. COFFEE BREAK 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oskar Vafek (National MagLab & FSU) - Topology and interactions in twisted bilayer graphene narrow bands (I) 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Liang Fu (MIT) - Higher-order van Hove singularity and its consequences (I) 12:30-2:00 p.m. LUNCH 2:00-3:00 p.m. Philip Kim (Harvard) - Unusual quasi-particle pairing in van der Waals heterostructures (II) 3:00-3:30 p.m. COFFEE BREAK 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oskar Vafek (National MagLab & FSU) - Topology and interactions in twisted bilayer graphene narrow bands (II) 4:30-6:00 p.m. Q & A session 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. DINNER
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
6:30-8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST AT TRU BY HILTON TALLAHASSEE CENTRAL 8:00 a.m. SHUTTLE TO THE LAB 8:30-9:30 a.m. Liang Fu (MIT) - Higher-order van Hove singularity and its consequences (I) 9:30-10:00 a.m. COFFEE BREAK 10:00-11:00 a.m. Andrew Lucas (CU-Boulder) - Friendly introduction to AdS/CMT (I) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sung-Sik Lee (McMaster & Perimeter) - Field theories for non-Fermi liquids (I) 12:00-1:30 p.m. LUNCH 1:30-2:30 p.m. Andrew Lucas (CU-Boulder) - Friendly introduction to AdS/CMT (II) 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sung-Sik Lee (McMaster & Perimeter) - Field theories for non-Fermi liquids (II) 3:30-4:00 p.m. COFFEE BREAK 4:00-5:30 p.m. Q & A session 5:30-6:30 p.m. Poster Session 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. DINNER
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
6:30-8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST AT TRU BY HILTON TALLAHASSEE CENTRAL 8:00 a.m. SHUTTLE TO THE LAB 8:30-9:30 a.m. Leonid Levitov (MIT) - Symmetry-protected long-lived excitations in 2D electron fluids (I) 9:30-10:00 a.m. COFFEE BREAK 10:00-11:00 a.m. Srinivas Raghu (Stanford) - Boson-fermion duality in strongly coupled field theories (I) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Cenke Xu (UCSB) - Non-Fermi liquids constructed from Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev related physics 12:00-1:15 p.m. LUNCH 1:15-3:00 p.m. Excursion DINNER ON OWN
Thursday, January 9, 2020
6:30-8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST AT TRU BY HILTON TALLAHASSEE CENTRAL 8:00 a.m. SHUTTLE TO THE LAB 8:30-9:30 a.m. Leonid Levitov (MIT) - Symmetry-protected long-lived excitations in 2D electron fluids (II) 9:30-10:00 a.m. COFFEE BREAK 10:00-11:00 a.m. Alex Kamenev (University of Minnesota) - SYK model as a new paradigm for a non-Fermi liquid (I) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Srinivas Raghu (Stanford) - Boson-fermion duality in strongly coupled field theories (II) 12:00-1:30 p.m. LUNCH 1:30-2:30 p.m. Cenke Xu (UCSB) - Non-Fermi liquids from quantum phase transitions beyond the Ginzburg-Landau-Hertz-Millis theory 2:30-3:30 p.m. Alex Kamenev (University of Minnesota) - SYK model as a new paradigm for a non-Fermi liquid (II) 3:30-4:00 p.m. COFFEE BREAK 4:00-5:30 p.m. Q & A session 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Poster Session 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. DINNER
Friday, January 10, 2020
6:30-8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST AT TRU BY HILTON TALLAHASSEE CENTRAL 8:00 a.m. SHUTTLE TO THE LAB 8:30-9:30 a.m. Hae-Young Kee (University of Toronto) - Microscopic theory of Kitaev and Gamma interactions in honeycomb magnetic systems I 9:30-10:00 a.m. COFFEE BREAK 10:00-11:00 a.m. Hae-Young Kee (University of Toronto) - Microscopic theory of Kitaev and Gamma interactions in honeycomb magnetic systems II 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Q & A session, CLOSING REMARKS 12:00-1:30 p.m. LUNCH 1:30 p.m. GOODBYE
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Tru By Hilton Tallahassee Central
2814 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301,
Participant Registration Fees
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.
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.
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2020 Theory Winter School
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory was held its 8th Theory Winter School on January 6-10, 2020.