The school aims at bringing together Ph.D. students and young scientists from all over the world working (or who want to start a new research path) in new phenomena emerging from the competition between strong correlation, spin-orbit or other non-trivial topological interaction.

Main topics will include

• Spin-orbit Mott insulators
• Topological Kondo Insulators
• Novel magnetic phases and quantum spin liquids
• New topological correlated phases
• Spin-Orbit effects in oxide heterostructures
A detailet project for the school is available here: corso2015

Lectures will be given by recognized experts of the field over a 10-day full immersion (August 4-14) into the friendly and stimulating environment of the IESC in Cargese, Corse (France). Moreover lectures will be supported by focus-topic talks given by international invited speakers. 

List of invited lectures/speakers

  • Silke Biermann (Ecole Polytechnique Paris) Spin-orbit in the iridates within DFT + DMFT

  • Yong Baek Kim (University of Toronto),Theoretical background and overview of novel  electronic phases stabilized by the spin-orbit interaction

  • Zahid Hasan (Princeton University), Topological Superconductivity & topological Weyl phases

  • Tomohiro Takayama (MPI Stuttgart-University of Tokyo), Synthesis and physical properties of novel iridates and 3D Dirac materials

  • Des McMorrow (LCN London), Experimental studies of novel order and dynamics stabilized by the spin-orbit interaction in 5d materials

  • Andrea Caviglia (TUDelft The Netherlands), Spin-orbit-coupling phenomena in oxide interfaces

  • Krjstian Haule (Rutgers University), Electronic structure calculations iridium pyrochlores and Ruddlessen Poppers iridates and IrTe2

  • Hae Young Kee (University of Toronto), Topological phases and correlation effects

  • B.J Kim (MPI Stuttgart), Emergent magnetism and superconductivity in strongly spin-orbit coupled oxides

  • Piers Coleman (Rutgers), Topological Kondo insulators

  • Andres Santander-Syro (Université Paris Sud), Giant spin splitting of the two-dimensional electron gas at the surface of SrTiO3

  • Cedric Weber (King's College London), Introduction to numerical methods for correlated spin-orbit problems

  • David Carpentier (ENS Lyon), Introduction to topological matter (toplogical insulators, Weyl semimetals

  • Roman Süsstrunk (ETH Zürich), Mechanical analogues of topological insulators

The program is now available here.

Organizing committee : Marcello Civelli (LPS, Université Paris Sud), Radu Coldea (Oxford University), Hilbert v. Lohneysen (Karlsruhe Institut of Technology)

Consulting board: Henri Alloul & Véronique Brouet (LPS, Université Paris Sud) , Joerg Schmalian (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Administrative: Marie-France Mariotto (LPS, Université Paris Sud)



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