Topological Superconductivity in Quantum Materials

Mainz, Germany: October 19th - 22th 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”.

If you are interested in this workshop, please click the button below, to send your application in the form of an abstract of your current work before July 15th, 2020. If your application is successful, we will contact you and send you a link for the registration. The workshop fee is 200 euros. Accommodation is not included.

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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
Shane Cybart, University of California Riverside
Dmitri Efetov, ICFO
Katharina Franke, Freie University Berlin
Clifford Hicks, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Eun-Ah Kim, Cornell University
Jelena Klinovaja, University of Basel
Sachio Komori, University of Cambridge
ChuNing Jeanie Lau, The Ohio State University
Dirk Manske, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Oded Millo, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ron Naaman, Weizmann Institute of Science
Manfred Sigrist, ETH
Jacobo Santamaria, University Complutense of Madrid
Yukio Tanaka, Nagoya University
Bohm Jung Yang, Seoul National University
Shingo Yonezawa, Kyoto University
Eli Zeldov, Weizmann Institute of Science