Workshop on Strong Electron Correlations in Quantum Materials: Inhomogeneities, Frustration, and Topology

June 19-24, 2023

São Paulo, Brazil



The last decades have seen much progress in Condensed Matter Physics. On one hand, there were experimental discoveries of several novel materials displaying exotic behavior, such as unconventional superconductivity, fractional statistics, and topologically nontrivial phases. On the other hand, there was tremendous progress in engineering artificial systems like optical lattices, Rydberg atoms, and Floquet systems, establishing the field of Quantum Simulators. Besides being a proxy to interesting Condensed Matter systems, the Quantum Simulators also have access to the dynamics of the system, bringing exciting new possibilities and challenges to study many-body systems with an unprecedented degree of control. Overall, many of the most interesting properties arise from strong interactions between their constituents, with growing evidence of the key role played by inhomogeneities, frustration, and topological aspects of the matter.

In this workshop, we bring together experts working in this challenging and rapidly evolving field of Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems, to present their experimental and theoretical progress. This will allow for a vigorous exchange of ideas and hopefully stimulate exciting new collaborations between the participants.

Topics of the workshop include:
1. In and out of equilibrium disordered metals and insulators
2. Frustrated magnets, spin liquids, and topological insulators
3. Correlated and topological superconductors

This activity is a natural continuation of a workshop organized in 2018. Last but not least, the event also celebrates Prof. Eduardo Miranda’s 60th Birthday, honoring his contributions to the field and to the Brazilian Physics community.

There is no registration fee.


Click HERE for online registration

Registration deadline: May 7, 2023



  • Gabriel Aeppli (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
  • Carol Aguiar (UFMG, Brazil)
  • Vanuildo S. Carvalho (UFG, Brazil)
  • Claudio Chamon (Boston University, USA)
  • Mucio Continentino (CBPF, Brazil)
  • Luis Gregório Dias (USP, Brazil)
  • Vlad Dobrosavljević (NHMFL & FSU, USA)
  • Rafael Fernandes (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Rebecca Flint (lowa State University and Ames National Laboratory, USA)
  • Rafael S Freitas (USP, Brazil)
  • Elena Gati (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany)
  • Caio Lewenkopf (UFF, Brazil)
  • Tobias Micklitz (CBPF, Brazil)
  • Eduardo Miranda (UNICAMP, Brazil)
  • Rajesh Narayanan (IIT-Madras, India)
  • Thereza Paiva (UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Rodrigo Pereira (IIP & UFRN, Brazil)
  • Dragana Popovic (NHMFL & FSU, USA)
  • Louk Rademaker (Université de Genève, Switzerland)
  • Srinivas Raghu (Stanford, USA)
  • Judit Romhanyi (UC Irvine, USA)
  • Raimundo Rocha dos Santos (UFRJ, Brazil)
  • Richard Scalettar (University of California, Davis, USA)
  • Eduardo Silva-Neto (Yale, USA)
  • Thaís Victa Trevisan (UC Berkeley, USA)
  • Oskar Vafek (NHMFL & FSU, USA)
  • Matthias Vojta (TU-Dresden, Germany)
  • Thomas Vojta (Missouri S&T, USA)



Click HERE for online registration

Registration deadline: May 7, 2023



Additional Information

COVID-19: Fully vaccinated Brazilians and foreigners are now exempt from presenting proof of a COVID-19 test with a negative or non-detectable result.

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan and USA are exempt from tourist visa. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

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:

Hotel recommendation: Participants and Speakers whose accommodation will be provided by the institute will stay at The Universe Flat.

How to reach the Institute: The school 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.