Subhro Bhattacharjee, Jainendra Jain, H R Krishnamurthy, Krishnendu Sengupta and Rajdeep Sensarma
20 June 2016 to 29 June 2016
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore

Understanding strongly interacting quantum many body systems is one of the major frontiers in present day physics. Condensed matter physics provides a wide panoply of systems where strong interaction between constituent particles play a dominant role; some examples of such systems are high temperature superconductors, spin-liquids, fractional quantum Hall systems, and ultracold atoms in the strong-coupling regime. Recent additions to this list include topological insulators/superconductors, transition metal oxides and their heterostructures. These materials have the added feature that they have strong spin-orbit coupling. The interplay of strong interactions and strong spin-orbit coupling is presently a frontier area of research in condensed matter physics.

This program aims to introduce graduate students and post-docs to different aspects of strongly interacting systems focusing on ideas which are recently animating the condensed matter community world-wide. The program will consist of a week-long pedagogical lectures from 20.06.2016 to 26.06.2016 on frontier areas, followed by three days of a discussion meeting from 27.06.2016 to 29.06.2016 on related topics, presenting and discussing the latest situation in these areas.

The school lecturers are :

  • Subir Sachdev (Harvard University)
  • Mohit Randeria ( The Ohio State University)
  • Jainendra Jain ( Penn State University)
  • Jay D. Sau ( University of Maryland, College Park ) 
  • Kedar Damle (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai)
  • Vijay Shenoy (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)
  • Diptiman Sen (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

Students and post-docs interested in attending this program should click on the link "APPLY" on top of this page and follow the instructions.

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