Autumn School on Correlated Electrons, 12-16 September 2016, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Publish Date: May 18, 2016

Deadline: May 31, 2016

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.


  • Ali Alavi, MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
  • Henri Alloul, Université Paris-Sud
  • Andrea Damascelli, University of British Columbia
  • Robert Eder, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Matthew Foulkes, Imperial College
  • Christian Hess, IFW Dresden
  • Erik Koch, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Andreas Läuchli, Universität Innsbruck
  • Franca Manghi, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
  • Eva Pavarini, Institute for Advanced Simulation, Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Lucia Reining, École Polytechnique
  • Helge Rosner, MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden
  • Richard Scalettar, UC Davis
  • George Sawatzky, University of British Columbia
  • Jeroen van den Brink, IFW Dresden
  • Gerrit van der Laan, Diamond Light Source
  • Dirk van der Marel, Université de Genève


The school will take place from 12 to 16 September 2016 at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, in the Lecture Hall of the Peter-Grünberg Institute, building 4.8, room 365.


The school is intended for advanced graduate or PhD students and postdocs in the field of electronic structure of materials.


Interested students should apply before May 31, 2016 through the registration form. Accepted applicants will be informed via e-mail two weeks after the deadline for applications.


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.

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