Condensed Matter Theory in the Metropolis

November 12-13, 2018

ICTP-SAIFR, São Paulo, Brazil

Auditorium of IFT-UNESP


The goal of this meeting is to promote collaborations and exchanges between the groups working on hard 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 parts of the country 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.
We particularly encourage the participation of students and postdocs. We believe that students and early-career scientists can benefit tremendously from this type of event since they can get exposure to new topics and techniques, as well as find a great opportunity for networking.

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

Preliminary list of topical sessions:

– Computational Modelling of Materials
– Electronic Structure Calculations
– Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems
– Superconductivity
– Topological Phases of Matter

List of Invited Speakers:

  • Andre de Pinho Vieira (USP São Paulo): Emergent dimerization and localization in disordered quantum chains – Slide
  • Belita Koiller (UFRJ): Atomically placed P in Si as quantum simulators and transport-based devices
  • Caetano Rodrigues Miranda  (USP São Paulo): Nano-confined water in interfaces: a fresh and sonic molecular look
  • Caio Lewenkopf (UFF): Quantum thermodynamics: Entropy evolution in strongly coupled mesoscopic systems
  • Cedric Leão (UFABC): Homojunctions and heterojunctions in 2D materials
  • Edison Zacarias das Silva (UNICAMP): Double Rainbow and the Physics of Clusters: Computer Simulations Meets Experiments
  • Eduardo Miranda (UNICAMP): Abandoned by Bloch: the dominance of disorder
  • Eric Andrade (USP São Carlos): Uncovering novel phases in j=3/2 Mott insulators
  • Francisco Rouxinol (UNICAMP): Quantum Information and Quantum Sensing Applications using Macroscopic Scale Elements
  • Helena Petrilli (USP São Paulo): Computer simulations of materials through ab-initio electronic structure calculations performed at IF-USP
  • Jose Abel Hoyos (USP São Carlos): Cluster-glass phase in pyrochlore XY antiferromagnets with quenched disorder
  • Jose Carlos Egues (USP São Carlos): Topological and non-topological edge states in quantum dots and Chern Insulators
  • Juarez L. F. Da Silva (USP São Carlos): First-Principles Investigation of Chalcogenides Materials: From Nanoflakes to 2D Solids – Slide
  • Kaline Rabelo Coutinho (USP São Paulo):
  • Leandro Seixas (Mackenzie): Phase transitions and covalent functionalization in two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides
  • Luana Sucupira Pedroza (UFABC): Water-solid interfaces
  • Luis Gregorio Dias (USP São Paulo):  Detection and manipulation of Majorana zero modes in mesoscopic systems
  • Marcio Varella (USP São Paulo): Positronic Molecules
  • Maurice de Koning (UNICAMP): Glassy Dynamics at Pre-melted Grain Boundaries in Ice Ih
  • Tobias Micklitz (CBPF): On localization in Fock-space
  • Fábio Negreiros Ribeiro (Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, UNC) – Understanding hydrodesulfurization at the atomic level: a computational science approach applied to catalysis – Slide
  • Jimena A. Olmos-Asar (Departamento de Química Teórica y Computacional, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba – INFIQC, CONICET) – On the search of new lightweight materials for the automotive technology: a computational approach – Slide


  • Aline Ramires (ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP)
  • Alexandre Reily Rocha (IFT-UNESP )





Condensed Matter Theory in the Metropolis


Additional Information

Registration: ALL participants should register. The registration will be on November 12 at the institute at 08:30 am.

List of Participants: Updated on November 19

Poster presentation: Participants who are presenting a poster MUST BRING A BANNER PRINTED. The banner size should be at most 1,5m x 1m. We do not accept A4 or A3 paper. Click here to see what a banner looks like:

Accommodation: Participants and Speakers whose accommodation has been provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat. Each participant/speaker, whose accommodation has been provided by the institute, has received the accommodation details individually by email.

How to reach the Institute: The workshop 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.

Ground transportation instructions: 

Ground transportation from Guarulhos Airport to The Universe Flat

Ground transportation from Congonhas Airport to the Universe Flat

Ground transportation from The Universe Flat to the institute