Emergent Phenomena in Correlated Quantum Matter — Summer School (8833)

August 5 - 17, 2019


Cargèse, Corsica, France


  • Fabrice Bert (U. Paris-Saclay, France)

  • Mark-Oliver Goerbig (U. Paris-Saclay, France)

  • Rajiv Singh (UC Davis, USA)


In this summer school we aimed at introducing young researchers in condensed matter physics to the modern concepts and methods used to study strongly correlated electronic systems. Strong correlations are well known to be responsible for the rich behaviors of transition metal oxides, from non conventional superconductivity to Mott insulators, often with interesting magnetic properties, like quantum spin liquid ground states for special lattice geometries. The interplay between spin, charge degrees of freedom and topology is key to understand this wealth of unconventional behaviors. Beyond oxides, strong correlations have been recently proposed as an emergent phenomenon in graphene bi-layers, providing a renewed view on strong correlations.

The school covered these various aspects of strong correlations in condensed matter from basic courses to examples from current research topics. Relevant theory, numerical methods and experimental techniques were introduced.


  • Unconventional superconductivity

  • Quantum spin liquids and RVB physics

  • Topological matter

  • Hubbard model on the triangular lattice

  • Strong correlations in graphene bi-layers

For more information, please visit the school's website or visit the YouTube page.