Young Research Leaders Group Workshop: Correlation and Topology in magnetic materials

Workshop, July 16th - 18th 2024

The mathematical concept of “topology”, developed in the past century, has become the real game changer in condensed matter physics. The particular coupling of the electronic wavefunctions with the spin configuration define the material topology, from which unique electronic properties arise. Skyrmions, anomalous spin Hall effect or topological superconductivity are some examples of the fascinating phenomena and applications that this new concept enables.
Besides the potential technological transfer, topology also paves the way for quantum states, a phenomenal playground for investigating fundamental interactions of correlated electrons under topological protection. On top of these correlated materials, topological superconductivity, essential to the realization of quantum computing, is one of the most “hot research lines”, expected to generate the biggest revolution in the field.
By gathering young researchers from both topology and correlation topics, we aim to get a broad perspective of one of the hottest topics in condensed matter physics. The workshop will count on researchers from both experimental and theoretical fields, aiming to promote collaborations across different perspectives.

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.


Atasi Chakraborty, JGU
Biswajit Datta, CCNY
Elizabeth Martin Jefremovas, JGU

Invited Speakers

Swagata Acharya, NREL
Kaveh Ahadi, OSU
Anvar Baimuratov, LMU München
Chitraleema Chakraborty, University of Delaware
Kamal Das, Weizmann Institute
Geoffrey Diederich, University of Washington
Florian Dirnberger, TU Dresden
Mouad Fattouhi, Universidad de Salamanca
Adolfo Fumega, Aalto University
Talieh Ghiasi, Harvard University
Fernando Gómez Ortiz, UniCan
Xiaoyu Guo, University of Michigan
Noah Kent, MIT
Subhradeep Misra, LMU München
Yafei Ren, University of Delaware
Salva Salmani-Rezaie, OSU
Gabriel Sánchez Santolino, UCM
Farsane Tabataba-Vakili, LMU München
Andriani Vervelaki, University of Basel
Fengrui Yao, University of Geneva
Priyanka Yogi, JGU
Mike Ziebel, Columbia University