Summer School"Design and Synthesis of Quantum Materials"
of the IMPRS & MPI-UBC-UTokyo CenterStuttgart, September 28th - October 2nd, 2020
Scope Quantum phenomena offer great opportunities for applications in information and clean energy technology, including the realization of quantum computers and novel solar cells. The rational design and synthesis of materials that host such phenomena are therefore at the forefront of solid state research. The aim of this Summer School is to bring interdisciplinary research experts in the field of quantum materials together with young researchers at the Max Plank Institute, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Tokyo. more
Korea-Europe Workshop on Quantum Materials
Date: September 9 – 11 2024
Location: Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart
Organizers: jointly organized by the Korean Academy of Science & Technology (KAST) and the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart (MPI FKF)

Max Planck-UBC-UTokyo Center for Quantum MaterialsWorkshop 2019
Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2019 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, Canada more
Quantum Materials Summer School 2019
The annual Quantum Materials Summer School will be jointly held by the Max Planck-UBC-U Tokyo Centre for Quantum Materials and Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) on April 8-10, 2019, on the theme of 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructures. Our goal for the summer school is to encourage open and pedagogical 
discussion between the field's experts and graduate students across diverse backgrounds.  We would be glad for you to join us!
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Synthetic Topological Matter (Topo 2019) February 18-20, 2019 The University of British Columbia (UBC) - Vancouver Campus
This workshop, held at UBC-Vancouver Campus, will focus on aspects of topological protection outside the traditional realm of electronic systems such as topological insulators and semimetals. more
Max Planck-UBC-UTokyo Center for Quantum MaterialsWorkshop 2018
Dec. 9 to Dec. 11, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan
Winter School ( February 15 to 18, 2018), Tokyo
The Winter School (February 15 to 18, 2018) "Elementary Excitations in Quantum Materials" is addressed to graduate students and young scientists. Lecturers will cover a wide variety of recent experimental und theoretical studies of quantum materials.

Winter school and Brainstorming Workshop on "Ultrafast Quantum Control of Matter" 2017, Vancouver
The scope of this brainstorming workshop (Dec 11 - Dec 15, 2017) is to bring together a selected number of colleagues who work in the field of coherent control of matter. The ultimate goal is to merge the knowledge coming from coherent optical control of atoms and molecules to the emerging field of quantum control in solids, correlated materials and topological matter.
Workshop 2016, Tokyo
"Max Planck-UBC-UTokyo Workshop on Quantum Materials", December 04 - 07, 2016.

Our workshop is concentrating on reflecting on ongoing activities at the Max Planck-UBC-UTokyo Centre.
Summer school 2015, Vancouver
Spin-orbit coupling and relativistic quantum materials
Coupling between motional and spin degrees of freedom of electrons in solids is a genuinely relativistic effect, which leads to a plethora of interesting phenomena and underlies the physics of some of the most exciting quantum materials discovered in recent decades. This includes topological insulators and superconductors, Weyl and Dirac semimetals, and various strongly correlated complex oxides, such as iridates and ruthenates.
In a series of pedagogical lectures the school will introduce the general concept of spin-orbit coupling in atoms and in solids and then will proceed to describe various classes of materials where these effects are strongly manifested. The school is aimed at graduate students and postdocs working in experiment and theory who possess basic background in condensed matter physics.
Summer school 2014, Stuttgart
"Superconductivity and Magnetism at the Nanoscale", June 30 - July 3, 2014. Superconductivity and magnetism are often seen as incompatible phenomena as magnetism easily destroys superconductivity. However, in some instances a coexistence with intriguing properties may ensue when, for example, the dimensions of the superconductor are reduced or the magnetic moments are very localized. Both superconductivity and magnetism are fascinating subjects on their own and they are far from being understood. In combination, they have revealed an even stranger world of effects, of which it seems that we have only scratched the surface so far. This summer school will cover the topics superconductivity and magnetism as well as the combination of the two, how they can coexist in materials and how they interact to produce new particles, such as the Majorana fermion. more
Max Plank - UBC - University of Tokyo workshop
"Quantum Materials", December 9 - 11, 2013. The workshop is intended to review current activities at the Max Planck - UBC Center and introduce research on quantum materials at the three participating institutions.
Workshop, Vancouver
"Scanning Probe Microscopy for the Study of Quantum Materials", June 28 - 30, 2013. The workshop aims to bring together leading experimentalists and theoreticians to present recent advances in condensed matter physics as seen through the lens of an SPM. Particular emphasis will be put on high-resolution spectroscopy, advanced instrumentation, quasi particle interference, high-temperature superconductivity in the cuprates and pnictides, spin-polarized SPM and ultrafast time resolved SPM.
Workshop, Vancouver

Workshop, Vancouver

"From Quantum Matter to Quantum Information", June 24 - 27, 2013. The workshop aims to bridge the gap between the computer science and the material science aspects of quantum computation. It is focused, but not restricted to, the topics of 'Quantum computation and simulation', 'Decoherence and quantum error-correction' and 'Quantum devices'.
International focus workshop, Dresden
"Flat bands: Design, Topology and Correlations", March 6 - 9, 2013. Coordinators: Marcel Franz (UBC), Roderich Moessner (MPG), Sid Parameswaran (UC Berkeley).
Summer School, Stuttgart
The third school of the MPG-UBC Centre took place from 17 until 20 September 2012 at the Max-Planck-Institutes in Stuttgart.
Workshop and Inauguration

Workshop and Inauguration

The "Max-Planck UBC Centre for Quantum Materials" was launched in 2011. The final Memorandum of Understanding was signed in a ceremony accompanying a workshop at the UBC in February 2012.
Summer school, Vancouver
The second school of the MPG-UBC Centre took place from August 29 until September 1, 2011 at the UBC in Vancouver.
Summer school, Stuttgart
The first school of the MPG-UBC Centre took place from October 5 until October 8, 2010 at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart.
Inauguration ceremony
"The Max-Planck UBC Centre for Quantum Materials" was inaugurated in a ceremony taking place on October 4, 2010 in Munich.
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