25.09.2017 – Exotic New States in Superconducting Devices

Exotic New States in Superconducting Devices: The Age of the Interface

Superconducting material such as a ferromagnet, a topological insulator or a semiconductor, a range of electronic states can be induced which are radically different from either constituent material. To be able to probe these states requires a broad range of expertise, spanning basic materials science to fundamental physics modeling of interfaces and transport behaviour. At this meeting we have the opportunity to bring together scientists working on distinct and overlapping areas, such as superconductivity, magnetism, topological materials, quantum computing, and spin-electronics. This science community will have an opportunity to appreciate how these different transport phenomena are linked conceptually and thereby stimulate further understanding particularly with respect to realising useful devices with unique properties for spin-electronics and quantum computing.

31.07.2017 – Young Research Leaders Group Workshop

Insulator spintronics – strong-coupling, coherence and entanglement

Magnetic insulators are extremely versatile materials. They’re used for fundamental research into magnetism and in real world devices. They have become a vital tool across many research disciplines to the extent that they are now micro-scale laboratories in their own right. The lack of charge currents in these materials allows for a very controlled environment where pure spin currents can flow and single magnons can be excited. However, nature is not so kind and the majority of magnetic insulators are a complex class of materials with many complications which must be understood.

This SPICE Young Research Leaders Workshop aims to bring together young scientific leaders who are interested in how magnetic insulators can be used to push the frontier of our understanding of basic science as well as technological frontiers such as spintronics and quantum computing. Specifically, this workshop will bring together researchers from the fields of insulator spintronics, magnon-polaritons and quantum magnetism to exchange ideas and discuss new ways in which magnetic insulators can be applied to fundamental research and applications.

25.07.2017 – Workshop on Topology Matters

In recent years the concepts of topology have entered strikingly all areas of physics, interlinking many previously unrelated areas of research. New topological materials and topological phases with exotic properties have been discovered at a rapid pace. However, these new phases are still being studied primarily within their own sub-disciplines of condensed matter, with not enough interaction among them to explore new emerging paths to hybrid and multifunctional advanced materials.

The workshop "Topology Matters" aims to bring together the top scientists in the fields of spintronics, superconductivity, topological insulators, and multiferroics in order to explore their connections via topology. The rapid developments in each of these fields, and the emerging importance of topology in all of them makes this workshop very timely.

06.06.2017 – Workshop on Spin Dynamics in the Dirac Systems

Modern scientific research in condensed matter physics has been marked by a newly perceived role of the quantum nature of a spin in the most basic properties of materials. This breakthrough reflected itself in a new comprehension of fundamental physical symmetries, the concept of the topological classification of the quantum states properties, some of which are close to practical applications.

The aim of the SPICE workshop “Spin Dynamics in Dirac System” is to offer a platform for the knowledge exchange between diverse novel condensed matter domains such as topological insulators and superconductors, Weyl physics, topological Josephson junctions, spintronics in graphene, spin valves, spin-logic devices, quantum magnetism, spin lattices, frustrated magnets, spin liquids, non-trivial spin states, etc.

30.05.2017 – Workshop on Non-equilibrium Quantum Matter

In contrast to equilibrium quantum systems, which exist in just a tiny corner of an immense configuration space, non-equilibrium quantum many-body systems can access the totality of configuration space and represent a rich resource for novel quantum states, including light-induced quantum-coherent phases of matter, topological phases and spin textures in solids and cold atom systems. Non-equilibrium many-body quantum dynamics is perhaps the last frontier in physics, where even the basic understanding is still lacking and a number of outstanding fundamental questions are wide open. However, there has been much recent progress in exploring these fundamental aspects on both theoretical and experimental sides.

Cottrell Scholar Collaborative Bridges to Germany: Junior Faculty Professional Development Workshop

Mainz, Germany: May 17th - May 19th 2017

  • Ruben Ahijado-Guzman (JGU Mainz)
  • Tuhin Shuvra Basu (Universität Konstanz)
  • Jeannette Bohg (MPI for Intelligent Systems)
  • Stefan Breuer (Technische Universität Darmstadt)
  • Magnus Buchner (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Andrii Chumak (TU Kaiserslautern)
  • Karin Everschor-Sitte (JGU Mainz)
  • Christoph Freysoldt (Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung GmbH)
  • Hongying Gao (Physikalisches Institut)
  • Vera Gramich (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF))
  • Nina Gunkelmann (Institute of Materials Simulation)
  • Johanna Heine (University of Marburg)
  • Ute Hellmich (Mainz University)
  • Kai Huang (Uni. Bayreuth)
  • Sara Jabbari Farouji (Johannes Gutenberg University)
  • Eric Jägle (Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH)
  • Heejae Kim (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)
  • Jan Klett (Universität Mainz)
  • Franziska Lautenschlaeger (Saarland University)
  • Xiaomin Liu (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)
  • Zigeng Liu (MPI for chemical energy conversion)
  • Zhiqing Liu (Johannes Gutenberg University)
  • Peter Loskill (Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB)
  • Michael Moeckel (University of Applied Sciences)
  • Cristina Morales (Helmholtz-Institut Mainz)
  • Oldrich Novotny (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik)
  • Neus Oliver (Institute of Applied Physics, Münster)
  • Angelo Peronio (Universität Regensburg)
  • Ruth Pöttgen (Lund University)
  • Carsten Schuck (WWU Münster)
  • Marina Sekutor (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
  • Alexander Shapiro (Max Planck Institute for Solar System)
  • Benjamin Stadtmüller (University of Kaiserslautern)
  • Ivan Vilotijevic (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
  • Yong Wang (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization)
  • Michael Wilczek (Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization)
  • Yingshuai Zhao (University of Cologne)
Posted on

Program - Bridges to Germany

Wednesday, May 17th

Morning Session

09:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 11:00 Informal welcome - Workshop description and goals Prof. Sinova (JGU)
11:00 – 12:00 Evidence-based teaching and learning demonstration Prof. Feig (WSU)
12:00 – 12:30 Networking 1-2-3 Prof. Waterman (U. Vermont)
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00 – 14:10 Opening of Workshop: Welcome to participants and guests & Remarks from chosen dignitaries Peter Hassenbach (BMBF)
14:10 – 14:20 TheTeacher-Scholar Model in the US (RCSA & CSC) Silvia Ronco (RCSA)
14:20 – 14:30 The Fulbright to pursue the Teacher-Scholar model - Origin of the Fulbright/Cottrell collaboration Reiner Rohr (Fulbright)
"Expert Panel Perspectives on German Higher Education in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities in Establishing a German Tenure-Track System" Sinova (JGU Mainz, Moderator), Bruder (TU Darmstadt), Hassenbach (BMBF), Kläui (JGU), Müller-Stach (JGU Mainz), Ritter (MPI-Muelheim), Wanner (KIT)
14:30 – 14:45 The Evidence Behind Evidence-based Teaching & Integration of Research & Education Prof. Feig (Wayne State University)
14:45 – 15:45 Panel Discussion: Is a Teacher-Scholar Model Desirable/Possible in Germany? Can it be the Model for the New German Tenure-Track System?
15:45 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 16:30 Advancing Teacher-Scholars Through Leadership Training Prof. Hernandez (Johns Hopkins University)
16:30 – 17:30 Panel Discussion: Reimagining the Teacher-Scholar model in Germany: Leadership Development and Transformation Opportunities
17:30 – 18:00 Break
18:00 – 19:00 Panel Discussion: Implementation of the New Tenure-Track Systems in Germany: Policy Challenges and Strategies
19:00 – 20:30 Reception at Kupferberg Terrasse Prof. Müller-Stach (JGU Mainz)

Thursday, May 18th

Morning Session

09:00 – 09:20 Just in time teaching Prof. Feig (Wayne State University)
09:20 – 09:40 Backward Design and Learning Taxonomies Prof. Waterman (U. Vermont)
09:40 – 10:30 Exercise 1: Making an element of content active
10:30 – 10:50 Break
10:50 – 11:15 Formative and Summative assessment of student learning Prof. Feig (WSU)
11:15 – 12:00 Exercise 2: Preparing a formative assessment
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

13:00 – 14:00 Why would you want to be an academic leader in Germany? Prof. Hernandez (JHU) and Prof. Sinova (JGU)
14:00 – 15:00 Articulating your vision - opportunities and challenges Prof. Sinova (JGU)
15:00 – 15:20 Break
15:20 – 16:10 Engaging and motivating colleagues and staff Prof. Hernandez (JHU) and Prof. Sinova (JGU)
16:10 – 17:00 Managing up and managing down Prof. Hernandez (JHU)
17:00 – 17:40 Finding your strength/self-assessment Prof. Hernandez (JHU)
18:30 – 20:30 Dinner
20:30 – 22:00 Informal discussions and networking

Friday, May 19th

Morning Session

09:00 – 09:40 Mentoring Others (students, colleagues, etc) Prof. Waterman (U. Vermont)
09:40 – 10:30 Conflict Resolution Prof. Frohlich (North Carolina State University)
10:30 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 12:00 Inclusivity and Diversity of Teams Prof. Hernandez (JHU)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

13:00 – 13:50 Time management Prof. Waterman (U. Vermont)
13:50 – 15:00 Grant writing - presenting your ideas effectively Prof. Sinova (JGU)
15:00 – 15:20 Break
15:20 – 16:00 Integration of Research and Teaching Prof. Vazquez (Philipps U. Marburg)
16:00 – 16:30 Wrap-up
Posted on

Preliminary Program - Spin Dynamics in the Dirac Systems

Tuesday, June 6th

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

Morning session: Topological materials and Weyl physics

09:00 – 09:10 Opening Remarks
09:10 – 10:00 Shuichi Murakami (Tokyo)
Topology and symmetry in topological semimetals
10:05 – 10:30 Ulrich Zuelicke (Wellington)
Quantum capacitance and spin susceptibility of HgTe quantum wells
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:10 Pascal Simon (Orsay)
Engineering topological superconductivity: from Shiba to Majorana states
11:15 – 11:40 Jairo Sinova & Libor Šmejkal (JGU Mainz)
Topological Antiferromagnetic Spintronics: from Néel spin-orbit torques to Dirac fermions
11:45 – 12:10 Shinsei Ryu (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Many-body topological invariants for topological insulators and superconductors
12:10 – 13:15 Lunch Break

Afternoon session: Topological materials and Weyl physics

13:15 – 13:40 Haruki Watanabe (Tokyo)
Complete Theory of Symmetry-based Indicators of Band Topology
13:45 – 14:10 Titus Neupert (Uni Zürich)
One-dimensional edge modes of three-dimensional topological insulators
14:15 – 14:40 F. Sebastian Bergeret (CSIC/UPV)
Anomalous supercurrents in structures with spin-dependent fields
14:45 – 15:05 Break
15:05 – 15:30 Yoichi Ando (Köln)
Exotic Phenomena in Topological Insulators and Superconductors
15:35 – 16:00 Alexander Zyuzin (Basel)
Second harmonic generation in Weyl semimetal
16:05 – 16:30 Ronny Thomale (Uni Würzburg)
Topolectrical circuits
18:30 – 20:00 Dinner

Wednesday, June 7th

Morning session: Topological materials and Weyl physics

09:00 – 09:50 Andrei Bernevig (Princeton)
Topological Quantum Chemistry
09:55 – 10:20 Alberto Morpurgo (DQMP, Genève)
Inducing strong spin-orbit interaction using van der Waals interfaces
10:25 – 10:40 Break
10:40 – 11:05 Joseph Maciejko (Alberta, Canada)
Superconducting Dirac fermions and mirror symmetry
11:10 – 11:35 Yuli Nazarov (TU Delft)
Topological singularities of Andreev spectrum in multi-terminal Josephson junction
11:40 – 12:05 Mikhail Titov (Radboud Uiversity)
Microscopic theory of torques and Gilbert dampings in Rashba ferromagnets and Dirac systems
12:10 – 13:15 Lunch Break

Afternoon session I: Quantum magnetism

13:15 – 13:40 Stephan Rachel (TU Dresden)
Exotic Landau Levels
13:45 – 14:10 Hidenori Takagi (MPI Stuttgart)
Quantum Liquid state of Jeff=1/2 isospins in complex Ir oxides
14:15 – 14:35 Break

Afternoon session II: Topological materials and Weyl physics

14:35 – 15:25 Ali Yazdani (Princeton)
Distinguishing a Majorana zero mode using spin resolved measurements
15:30 – 15:55 Ralph Claessen (Würzburg)
Bismuthene on a SiC substrate: A candidate material for a new high-temperature quantum spin Hall paradigm
16:00 – 18:00 Poster session
18:30 – 20:00 Conference Dinner

Thursday, June 8th

Morning session I: Topological materials and Weyl physics

09:00 – 09:50 Nai Phuan Ong (Princeton)
Two directions in Topological Quantum Matter: The chiral anomaly and glide-symmetry protected states
09:55 – 10:20 Alfredo Levy Yeyati (Madrid)
Interactions and Transport in Majorana Wires
10:25 – 10:40 Break

Morning session II: Quantum magnetism

10:40 – 11:05 Natasha Perkins (Minnesota)
Fingerprints of fractionalized excitations in inelastic light scattering probes of quantum spin liquids
11:10 – 11:35 Philipp Gegenwart (Augsburg)
Frustrated quantum magnets with large spin-orbit coupling
11:40 – 12:05 Dmitry Abanin (University of Geneva)
Many-body localization and dynamics in disordered magnetic materials
12:10 – 13:15 Lunch Break

Afternoon session I: Spintronics in graphene

13:15 – 14:05 Alexey Kaverzin (University of Groningen)
Recent developments in graphene spintronics
14:10 – 14:35 Christoph Stampfer (Aachen)
Spin lifetimes exceeding 10 ns in graphene nonlocal spin valve devices
14:40 – 15:00 Break

Afternoon session II: Topological materials and Weyl physics

15:00 – 15:50 Alexander Balatsky (NORDITA, Sweden)
Dirac Materials and Magnetism
15:55 – 16:20 Rui-Rui Du (Rice University)
Large-Gap Quantum Spin Hall Insulator in Strained-Layer InAs/GaInSb

Afternoon session III: Quantum magnetism

16:25 – 16:50 Claudia Felser (MPI Dresden)
Topology – from the materials perspective
18:30 – 20:00 Dinner

Friday, June 9th

Morning session I: Spintronics in graphene

09:00 – 09:50 Vladimir Fal'ko (Manchester University)
Spin relaxation and quantum transport in 2D materials
09:55 – 10:20 Ivan Vera Marun (Manchester University)
Novel architectures for graphene spintronics
10:25 – 10:40 Break
10:40 – 11:05 Stephan Roche (ICN2, Barcelona)
Proximity effects and Spin dynamics in Dirac Matter

Morning session II: Topological materials and Weyl physics

11:10 – 12:00 Laurens W. Molenkamp (Würzburg)
Topological Physics in HgTe-based Quantum Devices
12:05 – 12:15 Wrap-up and closing remarks
12:15 – 13:20 Lunch
Posted on

Spin Dynamics in the Dirac Systems

Mainz, Germany: June 6th – 9th 2017

Posted on

Young Research Leaders Group Workshop: Insulator spintronics – strong-coupling, coherence and entanglement

Mainz, Germany: July 31st – August 4th 2017

Posted on