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Autumn School on Correlated Electrons 2016

Quantum Materials: Experiments and Theory

12 October 2016

By Eva Pavarini and Erik Koch

More than 100 young researchers working in the field of strongly correlated materials visited Jülich during the week from 12-16 September. Continuing the successful tradition, the sixth Autumn School on Correlated Electrons offered lectures by internationally recognized scientists aimed at bringing young investigators quickly up to speed for pursuing original research of their own. The format of 90-minute lectures plus ample time for discussions provided a thorough introduction to modern areas of research. The School was led by Eva Pavarini from the Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS) and Erik Koch from the Jülich Supercomputer Centre (JSC).

Gruppenbild Autumn School 2016Participants of the Autumn School on Correlated Electrons 2016
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The lectures addressed the physics of strongly-correlated materials from the theoretical and the experimental side. Experimental lectures highlighted the capabilities and achievements of spectroscopic methods using light, x-rays, NMR and tunnelling. Theoretical lectures ranged from model-building and mean-field approaches to non-perturbative methods and applications to real materials. Students enthusiastically took the opportunity to interact with the outstanding scientists that taught at the school. In addition, a poster session allowed them to present their projects and to expand their network in the global research community, represented, besides Germany and other EU countries, by participants from Turkey, Iran, South Africa, India, China, Singapore, Argentina, the USA, and Canada.

Many of the lecturers were generously supported by the DFG Research Unit 1346 "Dynamical Mean-Field Approach with Predictive Power for Strongly Correlated Systems”. Moreover, some international participants received Travel Awards from the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM).

To enhance the impact of the courses, comprehensive lecture notes were published as a book that was distributed at the beginning of the school. These lecture notes will help to fill the acute gap between introductory textbooks and the research literature as evident from the high demand also arising from outside the school. To be as widely accessible as possible, the book has been made available via Open Access:

Eva Pavarini, Erik Koch, Jeroen van den Brink, and George Sawatzky (Eds.)

Quantum Materials: Experiments and Theory
Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 6
Verlag des Forschungszentrum Jülich, 2016
420p., ISBN 978-3-95806-159-0

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OpenAccess: here or here

Lecture slides and notes are available here