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

August 14-18, 2018

São Paulo, Brazil



The last decades have seen much progress in the field of Condensed Matter Physics, driven primarily by the experimental discovery of a number of novel materials displaying exotic behavior such as unconventional superconductivity, fractional statistics, and topologically nontrivial phases. It has become clear that many of these interesting properties arise from strong interactions between their constituent electrons, with growing evidence of the key role played by inhomogeneities, frustration and topological aspects of the matter.

This area of Strongly Correlated Electronic systems has become one of the most interesting, active, and intellectually challenging fields in Condensed Matter Physics. In this workshop, we bring together experts working on this challenging and rapidly evolving field, to present their experimental and theoretical progress. This will allow for a vigorous exchange of ideas and the possibility to start exciting new collaborations between the participants. There is no registration fee.

Topics of the workshop include:

1. Disordered metals and insulators
2. Frustrated magnets, spin liquids and topological insulators
3. Correlated and topological superconductors


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


WORKSHOP PROGRAM: PDF updated on August 12, 2018

Additional Information

Registration: ALL participants should register. The registration will be on August 14 at the institute from 8:30 to 9:30 am.

List of Participants:  Updated on August 14

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