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Correlated Electron Systems (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Developments at the Frontier of Quantum Many-Electron Physics

Dates

June 25-26, 2016

Location

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Organizers

Chairs:
Cassandra R. Hunt & Siddharth Ashok Parameswaran

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Correlated Electron Systems is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

This meeting will focus on developments at the frontier of quantum many-electron physics, a rapidly evolving field thanks to recent breakthroughs in materials, new experimental probes, and theoretical methods. Through invited presentations and a poster session, the seminar will immerse attendees in the conversation that will continue with the Correlated Electron Systems Gordon Conference. Topics will depend on the range of submissions we receive, but may include: topological systems and Weyl semimetals, spin ice materials, complex oxides, interfaces, material design, magnetism, ultrafast behavior and control, and many body localization.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Correlated Electron Systems" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Saturday
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Pair Density Wave State in a Cuprate Superconductor
Discussion Leader: Cassandra Hunt (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:25 pmStephen Edkins (Cornell University, USA)
"Detection of a Cooper-Pair Density Wave in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 Using Scanned Josephson Tunneling"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCompeting Orders in Complex Oxides
Discussion Leader: Samuel Lederer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmXiaoqian Chen (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
"Direct Observation of Static Charge Density Wave Domains in La1.825Ba0.125CuO4"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:15 pmXi Chen (University of Michigan, USA)
"Superconducting Fluctuations in the Normal State of the Two-Dimensional Hubbard Model"
8:15 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:40 pmGregory Affeldt (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Pseudogap Analogue in Lightly Doped (Sr1-xLax)3Ir2O7"
8:40 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:05 pmJoosung Oh (Seoul National University, South Korea)
"Spontaneous Decays of Magnetoelastic Excitations in Triangular Antiferromagnets RMnO3"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmGuanghua Zhang (Iowa State University, USA)
"Two Stage Nematic Transitions Near Double-Stripe Magnetism"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amTopological States of Matter
Discussion Leader: Liang Wu (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
9:00 am - 9:05 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:05 am - 9:30 amFahad Mahmood (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Floquet-Bloch and Volkov States on the Surface of a Topological Insulator"
9:30 am - 9:35 amDiscussion
9:35 am - 9:50 amHossein Dehghani (New York University, USA)
"Non-Equilibrium Aspects of Floquet Chern Insulators"
9:50 am - 9:55 amDiscussion
9:55 am - 10:15 amShreyas Patankar (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Nonlinear Optical Response in Weyl Semimetal TaAs"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amOnur Erten (Rutgers University, USA)
"Topological Kondo Insulators"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amTimothy Hsieh (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, USA)
"Bulk Topological Proximity Effect"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Career Panel
Discussion Leader: Siddharth Ashok Parameswaran (University of California, Irvine, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Careers in Industry, Academia, and National Labs"
  • Andrew Held (Coherent, Inc., USA)
  • Shankar Iyer (Quora, USA)
  • Kelly Reidy (Museum Hack, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, under award number DE- SC0015572.

The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the authors and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army or U.S. Government position, policy or decision, unless so designated by other documentation.
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