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<p><strong>Scope:</strong></p>
<p>The meeting brings together leading investigators in Quantum Materials at the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR) and in the Max Planck Society. Topics to be covered include superconductivity, quantum magnetism, interplay of correlations and spin-orbit coupling, topological quantum phases, and metal-oxide interfaces.</p>
<p><strong>Confirmed invited speakers include:</strong></p>
<p>L. Balents (Santa Barbara), I. Bloch (Munich), A. Cavalleri (Hamburg), C. Felser (Dresden), M. Gingras (Waterloo), S. Julian (Toronto), W. Metzner (Stuttgart), S. Sachdev (Harvard), H. Tjeng (Dresden)</p>

CIFAR / MPG Workshop / Stuttgart, Germany, Quantum Materials Program Meeting, Oct 13 – 17, 2014

Scope:

The meeting brings together leading investigators in Quantum Materials at the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR) and in the Max Planck Society. Topics to be covered include superconductivity, quantum magnetism, interplay of correlations and spin-orbit coupling, topological quantum phases, and metal-oxide interfaces.

Confirmed invited speakers include:

L. Balents (Santa Barbara), I. Bloch (Munich), A. Cavalleri (Hamburg), C. Felser (Dresden), M. Gingras (Waterloo), S. Julian (Toronto), W. Metzner (Stuttgart), S. Sachdev (Harvard), H. Tjeng (Dresden)

Agenda - here

CIFAR / MPG Workshop Registration for members of the Max-Planck-Society - here

Highlights

MP-UBC researchers discover possible secret to superconductivity. Short description of the findings is available here and here.

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The "Max Planck Gesellschaft – University of British Columbia Center for Quantum Materials" provides a forum for interdisciplinary cooperation between physicists, chemists, and materials scientists working in the field of quantum phenomena in complex materials.

The diverse collaborative projects of research groups within the Max-Planck Society of Germany and the University of British Columbia in Canada include the synthesis and exploration of novel d- and f-electron compounds exhibiting symmetry breaking phenomena such as magnetism, orbital ordering and superconductivity; the investigation of the properties of surfaces and interfaces in correlated materials, ranging from catalytic activity to electronic reconstructions; the refinement and application of advanced spectroscopic methods such as spin-resolved ARPES, resonant x-ray reflectivity and high-resolution RIXS; and the theoretical study of strongly correlated and low-dimensional quantum systems.

A central mission of the Centre is to establish research opportunities at different stages of the scientific career, with flexible appointments between a few months as a visiting scientist and a few years as a postdoctoral fellow or a PhD student. At present, we have an opening for a number of top-tier Max-Planck-UBC fellowships which offer excellent candidates the chance to conduct research in a collaborative project of our international setting. In addition, a number of postdoctoral and PhD student positions are available within individual groups participating in the Centre.

The Center also creates new educational opportunities for students: This includes joint summer and winter schools and undergraduate jobs where students will get to know a different scientific culture and environment at an early stage of their careers.

 
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