II ICTP-SAIFR Condensed Matter Theory in the Metropolis

November 9-11, 2022 

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

Auditorium of IFT-UNESP


The goal of this meeting is to promote collaborations and exchanges between groups working on both hard and soft condensed matter theory in the city of São Paulo and nearby scientific poles, such as Campinas and São Carlos. We also invite a few speakers from other regions of Brazil to give more breadth to the topics covered by the event. We intend to make it an annual event to strengthen the condensed matter community in the region.

Participants are welcome to bring posters, which can be presented during the coffee break (see banner allowed sizes in additional information).

There is no registration fee and everyone is welcome to participate. 


  • Danilo Liarte (ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP)
  • Alexandre R. Rocha (IFT-UNESP)
  • Enésio Marinho da Silva Júnior (IFT-UNESP)

Confirmed Speakers


  • Eric Andrade (USP São Carlos): Kondo screening and random singlet formation in highly disordered systems
  • Lucy Assali (IFUSP): On the nature of structural phase transitions in the Ruddlesden-Popper CaO(CaMnO3)n hybrid improper ferroelectric family
  • Thiago Branquinho (UFABC): Revealing mechanisms of light harvesting and charge separation in molecular systems: challenges for time-dependent density functional theory
  • Dario Bohamon (Mackenzie): Driven chiral response of twisted bilayer graphene devices
  • Marília Caldas (IFUSP): Optical properties of organized packing of thenyl-furan oligomers TFFT: an initial view
  • Kaline Rabelo Coutinho (IFUSP)
  • Gustavo Dalpian (UFABC): Materials Informatics: current trends and a few examples
  • Luis Gregório Dias (IF-USP): Majorana states in vortices: can you know it when you see it?
  • Jose Carlos Egues (USP São Carlos): Cornering Majoranas
  • Antônio Martins Figueiredo Neto (IFUSP): Influence of Magnetic Field on the Two-Photon Absorption and Hyper-Rayleigh Scattering of Manganese−Zinc Ferrite Nanoparticles
  • Vivian França (UNESP-Araraquara): Quantum information tools and their ability to detect quantum phase transitions in condensed matter models
  • Vera Bohomoletz Henriques (IFUSP)
  • Jose Abel Hoyos (USP São Carlos): Dynamical Griffiths singularities
  • Lidia Gomes (UFPE): Computationally Guided Control of Carriers in Semiconductors: Density Functional Theory allied to Phase-Boundary Mapping to Engineer Defects in Thermoelectrics
  • Maurice de Koning (IFGW-UNICAMP): Plastic deformation of superionic water ices
  • Gabriel Landi (IFUSP): Diverging current fluctuations in critical Kerr resonators
  • Cedric Rocha Leão (UFABC)
  • Eduardo Miranda (UNICAMP): The domain wall between a Mott insulator and a metal is an anomalous metal
  • Caetano Rodrigues Miranda (USP): Molecular storyteling and materials design towards a sustainable world
  • André Farias de Moura (UFSCar): Computer simulations of the selective photodegradation of viruses by chiral nanoparticles
  • Eduardo Novais (UFABC): Impurities in the extended Hofstadter-Hubbard model
  • João Nuno (UFABC): Constructing realistic low-energy effective models of materials
  • Cristiano L. P. de Oliveira (IFUSP): Structure investigations of oriented systems at nanoscale
  • Caio Otoni (UFSCar): Supramolecular assembly of nanostructured biomass
  • Alberto Petri (ISC-CNR, Italy): Markov dynamics and entropy production in a Prandtl–Tomlinson model for friction
  • José Pedro Rino (UFSCar): Molecular Dynamics simulation of supercooled ZnSe: Structural relaxation and Crystal nucleation
  • Silvio Roberto Salinas (IFUSP): Elementary statistical models for the nematic transitions in liquid-crystalline systems
  • Leandro Seixas (Mackenzie): Why Green Hydrogen Matters
  • Juarez L. F. da Silva (IQSC-USP)
  • Edison Z. da Silva (UNICAMP): Search for new electride high temperature superconductors
  • Guilherme Matos Sipahi (USP São Carlos)
  • Silvia Titotto (UFABC): 4D printing and biomimetics – key concepts and applications
  • Pedro Venezuela (UFF): 2D materials for photovoltaic energy harvesting


  • Igor C. Almeida (IFSC-USP): Kondo screening across a metal-insulator transition
  • Alvaro David Torrez Baptista (IF-USP): Machine learning applied to adsorption energies of chemical species in catalytic processes
  • William Castilho (IFUSP): Modulated phases in a spin model with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions
  • Daniel de Martini Rivera Ferreira (UFABC): Electronic and magnetic properties of FeO: A DFT+U approach / Hydrogen adsorption on graphene based materials: A first principles approach
  • Dindara Silva Galvão (IF-USP): Molecular storytelling and thoughts towards a low carbon society
  • Teresa Duarte Lanna (IF-USP): First principles studies of ZIF-67: spin effects and structural transitions on mesoporous materials for membrane technologies
  • Carlos Alberto Martins Junior (IF-USP): Effect of cross interactions on molecular simulations of gas separation: a molecular dynamics study
  • Bruna Shinohara de Mendonça (IF-USP): Can Caroli-de Gennes-Matricon and Majorana vortex states be distinguished in the presence of impurities?
  • William Oropesa (IFUSP): GPU-based Swendsen-Wang multi-cluster algorithm for the simulation of aperiodic Potts model
  • Jessica Santos Rego (IF-USP): Effects of Ca→Mg substitution on the properties of cementitious tobermorite
  • Angel Luis Leiva Stable (IFUSP): Efficient asymmetric collisional Brownian particle engines
  • Leila Separdar (UFSCAr): Nucleation dynamics by seeded and spontaneous crystallization in supercooled liquids 
  • Lucas Cesar Gomes Squillante (UNESP Rio Claro): Zero-field quantum criticality and the role played by the mutual interactions in paramagnets / Giant caloric effects close to any critical end point



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II ICTP-SAIFR Condensed Matter Theory in the Metropolis

Additional Information

Registration: ALL participants should register. The registration will be on November 09 (Wednesday) at the Institute, from 08:30 am to 09:30 am.

List of Participants: PDF updated on Nov. 14, 2022

POSTER: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING A BANNER PRINTED. The banner size should be at most 1 m (width) x 1,5m (length). We do not accept A4 or A3 paper. See here what a banner looks like: http://designplast.ind.br/produtos/detalhe/impressao-digital/banner/119/9

Hotel recommendation: http://www.ictp-saifr.org/hotel-recommendations-2 Participants and Speakers whose accommodation will be provided by the institute will stay at Aparthotel Adagio Barra Funda

How to reach the Institute: The program will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.