Frontiers of Quantum Matter

Bad Honnef Physics School

Su, 11.09.2016 18:00  –   Fr, 16.09.2016 14:00
Jens Bardarson (MPI-PKS Dresden), Roderich Moessner (MPI-PKS Dresden) and Joel Moore (UC Berkeley)
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation
Contact person:
Victor Gomer,
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Bad Honnef Physics School on

the Frontiers of Quantum Matter

supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation
11 - 16 September, 2016, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

Organized by
Jens H. Bardarson (MPI-PKS Dresden), Roderich Moessner (MPI-PKS Dresden) and Joel Moore (UC Berkeley)

The aim of this school is to cover topical and exciting developments in current quantum condensed matter. It will cover diverse topics from both a theoretical and experimental perspective. These include non-equilibrium and many-body quantum dynamics as well as many-body localisation; topological and strongly correlated quantum materials; quantum annealing and quantum computing.

Pedagogical aim:
Each lecturer will be asked to give a pedagogical introduction to the most recent developments. The target audience are doctoral students with the possibility of attendance also for outstanding Master's students as well as more senior participants interested in learning about these topics.

• Audrey Cottet (ENS Paris): Mesoscopic circuit QED
• Fabian Essler (Oxford University): Coherent quantum dynamics
• Charles Marcus (NBI Copenhagen): Majorana electronics
• Andrew Mackenzie (MPI-CPfS Dresden): Hydrodynamic electron flow in PdCoO2 and graphene
• Roderich Moessner (MPI-PKS Dresden): Floquet thermodynamics and order
• Joel Moore (UC Berkeley): Geometry and topology in topological insulators and metals
• Michael Köhl (Univeristy of Bonn): Quantum simulation of the 2d Hubbard model
• Christian Pfleiderer (TU Munich): Topological spin textures in chiral magnets
• Achim Rosch (University of Cologne): Dynamics of skyrmions in chiral magnets
• Steven Simon (Oxford University): Topological phases of matter and why you should care
• Matthias Troyer (ETH Zuerich): Quantum computing
• Felix von Oppen (FU Berlin): Majorana fermions in condensed matter