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Emergent Behavior in Heavy Electron Materials DCHEM

August 26, 2008 – August 29, 2008


Inn at Aspen, Aspen, Colorado


James W. Allen, Michigan

Meigan Aronson, Stony Brook

Zachary Fisk, UC Irvine

David Pines, UC Davis


The workshop, which is being co-sponsored with Los Alamos National Laboratory, is designed to maintain the momentum built up last summer and early fall for the formation of DCHEM (the Distributed Center for Heavy Electron Materials) as a research network on heavy electron materials. It will focus on developments since the August, 2007 workshop on 115 materials. In addition to updates on the 115 and other Ce-based materials and Kondo liquid phenomenology, it will include a discussion of URu2Si2, since the results of recent INS experiments, NMR experiments on the Rh-doped material, and STM experiments from the Davis group will be available by then. The format for invited talks will be 25 minutes followed by 20 minutes of discussion, and we anticipate some 20 Invited speakers. The workshop will be restricted to participants from existing or potential DCHEM nodes, and will be comparatively small, with some 20-25 senior and 6-8 junior (graduate student/postdoc) scientists expected to participate.

It will begin with a welcome reception, dinner, and poster session on Tuesday, August 26, and conclude at 12:30pm on Friday, August 29. We have invited Suzi Tucker, the founder and chief exhibit designer of ICAM’s virtual science museum,, to make a presentation, and participate in a panel discussion on the design of quantum matter exhibits for the museum. A block of rooms have been set aside at the Inn of Aspen for participants. To book your Aspen reservation at the Inn at Aspen call toll free or to speak with a local reservation agent, and mention that you are coming to an ICAM workshop to get the group rate.

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