Autumn School on Correlated Electrons:
Quantum Materials: Experiments and Theory
Quantum materials exhibit a spectacular variety of unusual emergent behavior that is practically impossible to predict from first-principles. Experiment is crucial for discovering phenomena such as the metal-insulator-transition, the Kondo effect, or superconductivity. Theory provides the paradigm for understanding these states of matter. Developing such understanding relies on the close interplay between theory and experiment, with experiments constantly putting theoretical ideas to a test.
This year's school will cover experimental techniques such as optics, photoemission, NMR, and tunneling spectroscopy. Understanding these experiments requires the realistic modeling of materials as well as approaches to solving them. Lectures ranging from the model building schemes to advanced many-body techniques provide the foundation to unraveling the mystery of these materials. Introductions to theoretical approaches for calculating spin, charge, and orbital structure as well as response functions provide direct contact to the experimental probes.
The aim of the school is to introduce advanced graduate students and up to the essence of emergence and modern approaches for modeling strongly correlated matter.
Students can apply for financial support to cover accommodation costs. Participants supported by the school will be accommodated in the Aachen Youth Hostel. Funding for accommodations is limited.
ICAM Junior Travel Awards:
Eligible candidates can apply for an ICAM Junior Travel Award. Funding is limited to about 10 students. We might be able to provide a limited number of ICAM Junior Travel Awards. For more information see the ICAM site and the registration form.
A shuttle bus will be operating in the mornings and evenings between the Youth Hostel in Aachen and the Forschungszentrum Jülich. The bus will leave in the morning at 8:00 from the Busparkplatz at Aachen Jugendherberge. There will also be a shuttle from Jülich, leaving at 8:30 in front of Hotel am Hexenturm.
Hotels in Aachen and Jülich:
Participants for whom no low-cost accommodation can be found or who wish to stay in a hotel may find hotels at Jülich and Aachen.