Heavy Fermion Materials and Quantum Phase Transitions

Monday, December 9


6:00pm - 8:00pm Buffet Dinner for Speakers

              Hilton Hotel, Travis A (8th floor)

Tuesday December 10

7:30-8:15am Breakfast (outside Lecture Hall 280)

NOTE: All oral sessions will be held in Lecture Hall 280 on the second floor of the BRC building. All poster sessions and lunches will take place in the Exhibition Hall on the first floor.

Opening - Welcome Remarks

(Chair: Qimiao Si)

8:30 - 8:35am George L. McLendon, Provost & Professor of Chemistry, Rice University

8:35 - 8:40am Tom Killian, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University

8:40 - 8:50am Marc Ulrich, Physics Division Chief & Condensed Matter Physics, U. S. Army Research Office

Session 1 - Experimental and Theoretical Perspectives

(Chair: Qimiao Si)

8:50 - 9:25am Frank Steglich "Mott type physics in lanthanide-based intermetallics"

9:25 - 10:00am Piers Coleman "Strange metals, beta YbAlB4 and the heavy fermion quasi-crystal YbAlAu"

10:00 - 10:30am Group photo and coffee break (outside Lecture Hall 280)

Session 2 - Quantum Criticality

(Chair: Elihu Abrahams)

10:30 - 11:00am Hilbert von Lohneysen "Quantum phase transition in the partially frustrated heavy-fermion system CePdAl"

11:00 - 11:30am Silke Paschen "Quantum criticality in cubic heavy fermion compounds"

11:30 - 12noon Meigan Aronson "Yb2Pt2Pb: Emergent criticality on the Shastry-Sutherland lattice"

Session 3 - Poster preview

(Chair: Emilia Morosan)

12:00 - 12:15pm Blitz poster presentations (1 min per poster)

12:15 - 2:15pm Lunch (Exhibition Hall, 1st floor)

            Poster session (Chair: Emilia Morosan)

Session 4 - Discussion I

2:15 - 3:15pm Elihu Abrahams

          leading discussions on quantum criticality

Session 5 - Heavy Fermion Materials by Design

(Chair: Emilia Morosan)

3:15 - 3:45pm Gabriel Kotliar "Towards theory assisted material design with f- and d-electron systems"

3:45 - 4:15pm M. Brian Maple "Routes to heavy fermion behavior in correlated electron materials"

4:15 - 4:45pm Coffee Break (outside Lecture Hall 280)

Session 6 - Discussion II

4:45 - 5:30pm Emilia Morosan

          leading discussion on heavy fermion materials

Session 7 - Kondo Physics in Cold Atoms

(Chair: Tom Killian)

5:30 - 6:00pm Han Pu "Single impurity in quantum gases"

6:00 - 6:30pm Eugene Demler "Quantum impurities in ultracold atoms: From polarons to orthogonality catastrophe to Kondo effect"

7:00pm Organized Dinner for Speakers

Wednesday, December 11

7:30 - 8:15am Breakfast (outside Lecture Hall 280)

Session 8 - Spin-Orbit Coupling

(Chair: Andriy Nevidomskyy)

8:30 - 9:00am Zachary Fisk "Kondo insulators"

9:00 - 9:30am Yong Baek Kim "Topological phases and Non-Fermi liquid in 5d electron systems with strong spin-orbit coupling"

Session 9 - Discussion III

9:30-10:00am Andriy Nevidomskyy

          leading discussions on spin-orbit physics in heavy fermions

10:00 - 10:30am Coffee Break (outside Lecture Hall 280)

Session 10 - Low-dimensional Systems

(Chair: Matt Foster)

10:30 - 11:00am Gleb Finkelstein "Majorana quantum critical behavior in a resonant level coupled to a dissipative environment"

11:00 - 11:30am Doug Natelson "Nanoscale junctions to examine Kondo systems out of equilibrium"

Session 11 - Discussion IV

11:30-12noon Matt Foster

         leading discussions on low-D and non-equilibrium Kondo physics

12:00 - 2:15pm Lunch (Exhibition Hall, 1st floor)

            Posters (Chair: Emilia Morosan)

Session 12 - Quantum Criticality and Superconductivity

(Chair: Pengcheng Dai)

2:15 - 2:45pm Stefan Kirchner "Condensation energy of CeCu2Si2 and theoretical implications"

2:45 - 3:15pm Collin Broholm "From incommensurate correlations to mesoscopic spin resonance in YbRh2Si2"

3:15 - 3:45pm J. C. Seamus Davis "Quasiparticle Interference Imaging of Heavy-Fermion Formation and Cooper Pairing"

3:45 - 4:15pm Coffee Break (outside Lecture Hall 280)

Session 13 - Connections between f- and d-Electron Systems

(Chair: Ilya Vekhter)

4:15 - 4:45pm Joe D. Thompson "Building Bridges between Correlated f- and d-Electron Systems"

Session 14 - Summary and Outlook

4:45-5:45pm Qimiao Si

          leading discussions

7:00pm Organized Dinner for Speakers

Thursday, December 12



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