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CMP in the City 2015

6th HTC London Summer Programme in Condensed Matter Physics

June 22 - July 3, 2015

To initiate and foster collaborations in the exciting area of strongly correlated quantum many body systems, the Hubbard Theory Consortium ’s Summer Programme ‘Condensed Matter Physics in the City’ aims to bring together condensed matter theorists and experimentalists from the UK and abroad.

Following on from successes of the last years, a new edition of the ‘Condensed Matter in the City’ summer programme has been scheduled for 2015. The events will take place at Bedford Square in central London; at Royal Holloway University of London; and at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire. There will be a wide range of talks aimed at stimulating discussions between theorists and experimentalists. This year the programme additionally incorporates the long-running Theoretical and Experimental Magnetism Meeting on 16-17 July 2015.



Week 1. 22-26 June: Topological entanglement

Programme for week 1

Confirmed speakers: Alexei Tsvelik (Brookhaven, US), Gene Mele (U. Penn, US), Suchitra Sebastian (Cambridge UK), Zohar Ringel (Oxford, UK), Adriano Amaricci (SISSA, Italy), Aldo Isidori (RHUL, UK), Andrea Cavalleri (Oxford, UK), Massimo Capone (SISSA, Italy), Sarah Schroeter (Koeln University, Germany), Angelo Valli (SISSA, Italy), Alexandru Petrescu (Ecole Polytechnique, France), Alona Tytarenko (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), Nikolaos Kainaris (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), Gunnar Moller (Cambridge, UK) 

(with further invitations as the schedule builds up)


Week 2. 29 June- 2 July: Spin and Orbital entanglement

Programme for week 2

Confirmed speakers: Massimo Capone (SISSA, Italy), Peter Johnson (Brookhaven, US), Gil Lonzarich (Cambridge UK), Erio Tosatti (ICTP, Italy), Nic Shannon (OIST, Japan), Zlatko Papic (Leeds), Yusuke Nomura (Ecole Polytechnique, France), Giacomo Mazza (SISSA, Italy), Felix Flicker (Bristol, UK), Abolfazl Bayat (UCL, UK), Agnese Tagliavini (Vienna, Austria), Rob Smith (Cambridge, UK).  

(with further invitations as the schedule builds up)



See attached flyer.



There is no registration fee for the event, but registration is required for organisational purposes.  In order to register, please use the online registration form. The registration deadline is 13 June 2015. For further information, contact conferences.physics@rhul.ac.uk.


ICAM Junior Travel Award

Condensed Matter Physics in the City can fully fund about ten junior scientists from Europe to attend one week of the meeting and present their work. CMPCity and ICAM are committed to improving diversity in physics; we therefore particularly welcome applications from female scientists. For these purposes, junior scientist is taken to mean a student studying for their PhD or a Post Doc within two years of finishing their PhD, and preference will be given to people affiliated to one of the ICAM nodes (see http://icam-i2cam.org/index.php/branches/).  To apply for this, please use this special registration form.


UPDATE (26 May 2015): we still have some ICAM fellowship available for the meeting. Applications will be considered as they arrive until all places are filled





This programme aims to bring together condensed matter theorists and

experimentalists from around the world. The structure and programme of the
meeting are designed to foster in-depth discussion of the state of the art and
initiation of promising new lines of enquiry. The themes of the programme reflect
the new and emerging directions of the field. For 2015, we would like to propose
the following unifying theme:

New ideas for unconventional fundamental superconductivity. What lessons can we
learn by bringing the different fields back together?

Main classes of unconventional superconductors include superfluid 3He, heavy
fermions, cuprates, organics, iron based systems. The programme will aim to foster
cross-fertilization in understanding the physics underlying the different classes of
superconductors. Some of these systems have also been serving as archetypes for
basic correlated electron physics (e.g. Mott localisation, spin liquid, and quantum
critical behaviour) and aspects of these ideas will also be discussed during the

The new angle of the programme is to explore three wide concepts:

1. Spin entanglement. Superconductors are a source of spin entanglement. The
programme will endeavour to explore this concept bringing together experts in
underdoped high-Tc cuprates and heavy fermion systems with experts of atomic
fluids. We aim to bring the He-3 communities in Lancaster, Royal Holloway,
Grenoble and Paris together with the transition metal superconductivity

2. Orbital entanglement. There is a growing evidence that orbital effects are key to
describe aspects of the iron-based superconductors, for instance. In contrast, in
cuprates and organic it seems a single band is sufficient. The programme will
endeavour to explore this concept bringing together experts in cuprates and iron
doped superconductors, to highlight commonalities and differences.

3. Topological entanglement. There is a growing interest in the topological phases
of matter. We will bring together experts in condensed matter physics with
experts in topological phases of quantum physics.





Previous Editions

CMPCity 2014

CMPCity 2013

CMPCity 2012

CMPCity 2011

CMPCity 2010




M. Eschrig,  K. Refson, G. Sordi (RHUL)

P. Coleman (Rutgers/RHUL)

S. Carr, J. Quintanilla (Kent)

A. Green (UCL), F. Kruger (UCL/ISIS)

T. Perring, P. McClarty (ISIS)



The programme is supported by:





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