Unifying Themes in Condensed Matter
January 11, 2009 – January 17, 2009
Aspen Center for Physics, Colorado
Arzhang Ardavan, University of Oxford
Andreas Heinrich, IBM Almaden
Barbara Jones, IBM Almaden
Subir Sachdev, Harvard University
This conference aims to highlight common physics across a wide range of condensed matter research. There will be particular focus on (i) the transition from quantum to classical magnetism, (ii) non-uniformity, disorder and nanoscale science, (iii) the effects of strong correlations, and (iv) ultrafast phenomena. The schedule and structure of the program will encourage participation across these disciplines; each subject will be introduced by a leader in the field, and there will be extended periods between talks for informal interactions between participants.