Theory Winter School in Tallahassee, January 9 - 13, 2017, Florida, United States

Publish Date: Jul 28, 2016

Deadline: Sep 30, 2016

Event Dates: from Jan 09, 2017 12:00 to Jan 13, 2017 12:00


The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) will hold its fifth Theory Winter School in Tallahassee, Florida from January 9 to 13, 2017. This year the focus will be on modeling of correlated electron materials. The US Materials Genome Initiative has been expanded to include correlated electron materials and this area has received much interest in recent years, with the long-term goal leading to the predictive design of new high-temperature superconductors and other functional quantum materials.

We will bring leaders in the field who will present tutorial lectures on the most relevant concepts in theoretical and computational techniques in correlated materials, plus experimental reviews. An overlying theme will be how computation, growth, and measurement can be coupled in coordinated feedback loops to drive the field.

The program primarily targets advanced graduate students and post-docs who may apply from any institution, worldwide. Students are invited to present posters, there will be interactive hands-on tutorial sessions, and ample time for discussions. Student expenses will be partially covered by the MagLab, the major sponsor of this Winter School.

Important Dates

  • Application submission date: September 30, 2016
  • Acceptance e-notification to applicants: October 7, 2016
  • Online registration opens: October 14, 2016
  • Last day for registration: December 15, 2016


All lectures, as well as lunch and dinner will be taking place at the MagLab headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida.

The only facility of its kind in the United States, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (less formally known as the Magnet Lab) is the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world, headquartered in a sprawling 370,000-square-foot complex near Florida State University in Tallahassee. The lab also includes sites at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and the University of Florida in Gainesville. Together these three institutions operate the lab, collaborating in a unique, interdisciplinary way to advance basic science, engineering and technology in the 21st century.

Established by the National Science Foundation in 1990, the lab is a national resource open to both curious visitors and world-renowned scientists. Centralizing the country's greatest magnet-related tools, resources and expertise is not only efficient and cost-effective, but also encourages fruitful, collaborative research at the highest level. Every year, more than 900 visiting scientists and engineers from across the world conduct experiments using our state-of-the-art equipment. Our magnets are far larger, far more powerful and far more complex than the everyday magnets most people are familiar with. Many were designed, developed and built by our magnet engineering and design team, widely recognized as the finest in the world.

Invited speakers and registered participants will be lodged at the Wyndham Garden Tallahassee Capitol. Speakers and participants do not need to make their own reservations; this will be handled by the Theory Winter School, which will also cover the cost. 


Theory Winter School registration is being provided by the Florida State University Conference Center to comply with University policies and to provide a secure environment for financial information.

Online Registration Opens: October 14, 2016

Participant Registration Fees

Fee for early registration by December 15: $450 USD

Onsite registration with late fee after December 15: $500 USD

The registration fee will cover accommodation, transportation between the hotel and the lab, and most meals Monday through Friday. The registration fee does not cover travel to or from Tallahassee, FL, travel to or from the airport, or miscellaneous expenses.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are not refundable. The Organizing Committee may make exceptions on a case by case basis under exceptional circumstances. Please address requests for refunds to the Conference Organizers.

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