Discussion Meeting
Subhro Bhattacharjee (ICTS - TIFR, India), Arun Paramekanti (University of Toronto, Canada) and Nandini Trivedi (The Ohio State University, USA)
22 September 2022, 18:30 to 22:00

The Wilson-Wilkins theory center (OSU), the University of Toronto, and the International Center for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) Bangalore, are jointly organizing the “Targeted Questions” web meeting series. These will be short 1-day meetings on specific questions tied to quantum materials theory and experiments. The aim is to have a few talks summarizing our understanding of specific materials (or class of materials), followed by a panel discussion to highlight important open issues, and encourage collaboration and progress. Our aim is to be mindful of diversity and inclusivity of researchers across all time zones. 

Meeting 1 (September 22, 2022 ) :  Quantum magnetism in Cr-halides

ET -  0900 - 1230 


  1. What is the microscopic Hamiltonian for CrI3? Role of ligand spin-orbit coupling?

  2. Is the Kitaev coupling important? What is its sign and magnitude? 

  3. Can we use high resolution neutron scattering to probe the Kitaev exchange at large B?

  4. Are there ways to tune the Kitaev coupling?

  5. How can we probe the magnon band topology or Berry curvature?

  1. Is spin-phonon coupling important in CrI3? Does it lead to any new effects?

ICTS is committed to building an environment that is inclusive, non-discriminatory, and welcoming of diverse individuals. We especially encourage the participation of women and other under-represented groups.

Eligibility criteria:  Faculty, Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students working in the field of condensed matter.

21 September 2022
TargetedQ  ictsresin