Concepts in Electron Correlations

September 24, 2008 – September 30, 2008

Location

Hvar, Croatia

http://hvar08.ifs.hr/conference/conf_index.htm

Organizers

Veljko Zlatic (Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia)

Peter Littlewood (Cambridge University, UK)

Frank Steglich, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany.

Overview

The Hvar 2008 meeting will deal with strongly correlated electron systems. The emphasis will be on the unifying concepts which pertain to most, if not all, electron systems with short range screened Coulomb interactions.

These materials exhibit various remarkable anomalies and pose many difficult experimental and theoretical questions. Bringing together some of the most active experimental and theoretical physicists working in the field of electron correlation, we would like to achieve the following:

- To review the most interesting results relevant for strongly correlated systems.

- To focus both on the similarities and differences between various correlated systems.

- To review and discuss the main concepts used in the studies of electron correlation.

- To examine how close the experiments and theory come together, and to guess what comes next.