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Quantum Matter without Quasiparticles (8838)

January 6 - 10, 2020


Tallahassee, Florida, USA​


  • Piers Coleman (Rutgers University)

  • Dmitri Maslov (University of Florida)

  • Rahul Nadkishore (University of Colorado, Boulder)

  • Yuxuan Wang (university of Florida)


The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will hold a Theory Winter School in Tallahassee, Florida on 6-10 January, 2020. The subject of the school, “Quantum Matter Without Quasiparticles”, is inspired by recent developments in condensed matter physics and beyond. These developments shed new light on several unsolved questions of vital relevance to quantum and energy materials, including quantum criticality, unconventional superconductivity, and new types of topological phases of matter. The tentative topics of the school include electron transport without quasiparticles, observable consequences of Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev models, novel phases in twisted bilayer graphene, fracton topological phases, deconfined quantum criticality, dualities in field theories, and many-body localization. Special attention will be paid to cross-disciplinary topics, such as applications of AdS-CFT methods in condensed matter and quantum chemistry of topological materials. There will be one public lecture for general audience. Lectures and discussions will be recorded and posted on the school website. 

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