Topological Superconductivity in Quantum Materials

On-line Workshop, October 19th - 22nd 2020

Topology in quantum mechanics is applied to determine if a system is trivial or topological. A condensed matter system has a topological nature if the general wavefunction describing it is adiabatically distinct from the atomic limit. Although nontrivial topology has been known to exist in quantum Hall systems for nearly four decades, recent years have seen a massive resurgence in the interest of topological matter stemming from a series of ground-breaking discoveries. In many cases, topological quantum mechanics is achieved in systems involving superconductors with highlights including: Majorana Fermions in nanowire devices; unconventional electron pairing in layered oxides and the decoding high temperature superconductivity; superconducting thin films of strontium ruthenate; topological superconductivity in UTe2; coupling superconductivity into chiral (topological) molecules; and topological superconductivity and magnetism in twisted bilayer graphene.

The incredible progress made in materials research over the past decade and half has been central to the rapid development of unconventional superconductivity in topological quantum materials. These include the development of atomically-controlled crystals, thin films and interfaces, and the manipulation of pristine two-dimensional materials and superlattices. The widespread interest and progress in unconventional superconductivity and topology in such advanced materials continues to accelerate; however, a targeted, interdisciplinary, approach is required in order to achieve full understanding and the discovery of new science. This workshop brings together world-leading scientists from a broad range of disciplines working on overlapping themes involving correlated electrons and superconductivity in topological systems. These communities will have an opportunity to appreciate how these areas are interlinked thereby stimulating further understanding and new collaborations. The workshop is organised within the framework of the EPSRC-JSPS Core-to-Core International Network “Oxide Superspin”.

This workshop is organized by SPICE as part of the Gutenberg International Conference Center (GICC) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). The GICC is funded through the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) university allowance in the Excellence Strategy program and aims at fostering JGU as a national and international research hub. By organizing regular conferences and workshops in fields of excellent JGU research, the GICC provides a platform to build interest networks and collaborations – to promote exchange and dialog among academics and research groups from all over the world.

If you are interested in this free online workshop, please click the button below, to register before October 9th, 2020. You will be contacted in the beginning of October to receive all the information on the workshop.




Mario Amado, University of Salamanca
Yoshiteru Maeno, Kyoto University
Yossi Paltiel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jason Robinson, Cambridge University

Invited Speakers

Ramon Aguado, ICMM-CSIC
Yasuhiro Asano, Hokkaido University
Mario Cuoco, Spin-CNR University of Salerno
Shane Cybart, University of California Riverside
Dmitri Efetov, ICFO
Katharina Franke, Freie University Berlin
Paola Gentile, Spin-CNR University of Salerno
Aleksander A. Golubov, University of Twente
Edwin Herrera, UAM, Madrid
Clifford Hicks, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Satoshi Ikegaya, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Eun-Ah Kim, Cornell University
Jelena Klinovaja, University of Basel
Sachio Komori, University of Cambridge
ChuNing Jeanie Lau, The Ohio State University
Peter Liljeroth, Aalto University
Oded Millo, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jagadeesh Moodera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science
Jacobo Santamaria, University Complutense of Madrid
Christian Schonenberger, University of Basel
Takasada Shibauchi, The University of Tokyo
Manfred Sigrist, ETH
Adiel Stern, Weizmann Institute of Science
Yukio Tanaka, Nagoya University
Javier Villegas, CNRS-Thales
Valerii Vinokour, Argonne National Laboratory
Bohm Jung Yang, Seoul National University
Shingo Yonezawa, Kyoto University
Eli Zeldov, Weizmann Institute of Science