ICAM-12CAM Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, Davis, CA, USA
11 July 2011 at 09:00
15 July 2011
Trieste - Italy
AGH (Kastler Lecture Hall)
Directors: Gene Mele, Aron Pinczuk; Erio Tosatti (Local Organiser)
The Stig Lundqvist series of Conferences is a unique forum for the presentation and evaluation of the most recent discoveries in condensed matter science. It has a tradition of providing a venue for the exchange of ideas among scientists who work in different, though related, areas of condensed matter science. The breadth of topics and authoritative line-up of speakers has been a distinctive trait of this series, since its conception in the 1990s. Enabled by a combination of deep theoretical insight and advanced experimental technique, the last several years have witnessed a true breakthrough in our ability to control an important class of quantum mechanical phenomena in condensed matter. Scientists working in this area now enjoy unprecedented access to a new family of quantum effects that seem certain to enhance our ability to harness quantum information.
It is widely appreciated that topologically ordered states of matter admit the possibility of encoding information in their entangled collective quasiparticle states. The ensuing nonlocal character is crucial: it makes the encoding fault tolerant, i.e. resistant to local perturbations that could destroy the information. Physical systems that could potentially realize this vision are found in the 5/2 fractional quantum Hall state, in px + i py superconductors, and at interfaces to a new class of materials called topological insulators. Research is now proceeding at a rapid pace on topologically protected states as theorists explore schemes for producing and manipulating entangled states and experimenters test various forms of matter that can provide realizable platforms for these phenomena. Candidate systems for this application are appearing in traditionally disparate areas of condensed matter science: two dimensional semiconductor heterostructures, unconventional superconductors, hybrid spin-orbit coupled materials, and even in cold atom systems.
The program will be designed to provide ample time for debates and discussions among the participants. The oral sessions will include keynote presentations and within possibilities, contributed shorter talks, and will incorporate introductions that are accessible to a broad interdisciplinary audience. In addition, we will have Poster Sessions for Contributed Papers.
• Entanglement in Topologically Ordered Phases
• Topological Insulators (Theory)
• Topological Insulators (Experiment)
• Quantum Hall States
• Nanoscale Electronics
• Cold Atoms
Some of the aspects covered by the Stig Lundqvist Conference will also be introduced in the Workshop and School on Topological Aspects of Condensed Matter Physics, http://agenda.ictp.it/smr.php?2248, which precedes the Conference, and will take place at ICTP from 27 June to 8 July 2011.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 1 MARCH 2011
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