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Superconductivity (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

From Understanding to Controlling of Correlated Phases to Explore the Origin of Unconventional Superconductivity


June 3-4, 2017


Waterville Valley
Waterville Valley, NH Site Information


Jean-Philippe Reid

Application Deadline

The application deadline for this meeting was May 6, 2017. You may still submit an application, which may be considered by the conference chair if there is still room available.

Meeting Description


It has now been 30 years since the cuprates were discovered. These superconductors have critical temperatures half that of room temperature. That was all it took to grab the attention of scientists desperate to understand, control and exploit this quantum state.

After three decades of intense research, it is fair to say that the community has now a better understanding of what really promotes high temperature superconductivity. We also now have some control over this novel phase thanks to new techniques that allow engineering of synthetic materials. But more importantly, we know that once it reaches its full potential, superconductors will remould the world as we know it.

The 2017 Superconductivity Gordon Research Seminar will be focused on a central question: how can we rationally understand and control correlated and competed phases to reveal the origin of unconventional superconductivity? This seminar gives a unique chance to bring together young scientists to present their work in a non-intimidating environment. Lead by selected mentors, each participant will have the opportunity to interact with a group of inspired peers from all around the world. It will provide a fruitful environment to develop strong collaborative relationships. We strongly encourage young scientists to apply to this seminar as soon as possible.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 3, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Superconductivity" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Meeting Program

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: A Brief History of Unconventional Superconductivity: The Case of Sr2RuO4
Discussion Leader: Mehdi Kargarian (University of Maryland, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmClifford Hicks (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany)
"Lifting Lattice Symmetries Through Uniaxial Pressure"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cuprates: Competing Orders and Origin of the Pseudogap

Discussion Leader: Maude Lizaire (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmLauren Cane (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
"Spin Correlations in the CDW Phase of p=1/8 La2-xSrxCuO4"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmSimon Verret (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)
"Theoretical Models of Cuprate Pseudogap Through Thermopower and Specific Heat"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmSven Badoux (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)
"Transport Signatures of the Pseudogap Critical Point in Cuprate Superconductors"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmTatiana Webb (Harvard University, USA)
"Coexistence of CDW Order with a Large Fermi Surface in Bi2201, Measured by STM"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amInterplay Between Magnetism, Nematicity and Superconductivity
Discussion Leader: Hsin-Hua Lai (Rice University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amJian Kang (University of Minnesota, USA)
"Superconductivity in FeSe Thin Films Driven by the Interplay Between Nematic Fluctuations and Spin-Orbit Coupling"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amMatthew Watson (Diamond Light Source, United Kingdom)
"The Effects of Nematic Order on the Electronic Structure of FeSe"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amHalyna Hodovanets (University of Maryland, USA)
"Searching for Heavy Fermion Superconductors"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amWenjun Hu (Rice University, USA)
"Frustrated Magnetism and Quantum Transitions of Nematic Phases in FeSe"
10:50 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 pmCompetitive Orders in the Cuprates and the Pnictides
Discussion Leader: Andriy Nevidomskyy (Rice University, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmSofia-Michaela Souliou (ESRF - The European Synchrotron, France)
"YBa2Cu3O6+x: CDW Order Under Pressure"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmAnna Boehmer (Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, USA)
"Effect of Biaxial Strain on the Iron-Based Superconductor Ca(Fe1-xCox)2As2"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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