Subhro Bhattacharjee (International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru), Gang Chen (Fudan University, China), Zenji Hiroi (The University of Tokya, Japan), Ying-Jer Kao (National Taiwan University, Taiwan), SungBin Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea), Arnab Sen (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India) and Nic Shannon (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
29 November 2018 to 07 December 2018
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore

Frustrated quantum magnets provide a rich playground for interplay of quantum fluctuations and competing interactions  and hence provide important theoretical and experimental settings to  explore unconventional phases of condensed matter including those with subtle signatures of many-body quantum entanglement. The developments in the field is a direct outcome of successful exchange of ideas between physics and material sciences and benefits spectacular progress in our understanding of controlled synthesis of materials with interesting properties many of which have promising technological applications.

The program, second of its kind, aims to bring together physicists, chemists and material scientists working on various aspects of magnetism in the Asia-Pacific region in particular to exchange results on the recent developments in different areas of quantum magnetism as well as discuss new ideas at the frontiers of both theoretical as well as experimental research in the field. It also aims to provide a platform for students and interested researchers to get exposed to the frontier areas of research in quantum magnetism.

The particular topics of interest for the upcoming meeting are:

  1. Synthesis and characterisation of novel two and three dimensional magnetic materials.
  2. Glassy physics in magnets.
  3. Numerical studies of spin systems.
  4. Dynamics in magnetic systems.
  5. Long range entanglement and quantum paramagnets.
  6. Spin-orbit coupled magnets.


This program is also partially supported by Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP).

Eligibility Criteria : Applications are invited from researchers (Faculty/postdoctoral fellows/PhD students) with overlap of research interests.


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