Max Planck-New York Center for Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena: Signing Ceremony, Symposium and Workshop



Symposium and Workshop
November 19th & 20th , 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ingrid Daubechies Auditorium and Center for Computational Quantum Physics
Flatiron Institute, 162 Fifth Avenue, New York City


Columbia University and the Flatiron Institute will host a three-day event to mark the official opening of the Max Planck–New York Center for Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena. The event will begin at with the official Signing Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 18, in the rotunda of Low Library at Columbia University.

The event will continue on Nov. 19 with a symposium on nonequilibrium quantum phenomena held in the Flatiron Institute’s Ingrid Daubechies Auditorium, featuring talks by 10 distinguished scientists. The Symposium focuses on recent results and new developments in the areas of quantum control, quantum dynamics, and quantum materials science. It features 10 plenary talks along with ample time for questions and discussion.

Following that, on Nov. 20, will be a workshop, in Flatiron Institute lecture rooms, featuring talks on research initiatives and plans by center faculty, postdocs and students.

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  • Agenda: Symposium, November 19thplus--large

    November 19, 2019

    Location: Ingrid Daubechies Auditorium, Flatiron Institute, 162 5th Avenue, New York

    8:00amBreakfast will be provided
    9:00amWelcome: Antoine Georges (Center for Computational Quantum Physics); Angel Rubio (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter)
    9:05-9:40am Naoto Nagaosa (RIKEN & Univ. Tokyo)Quantum Nonlinearity and Nonreciprocity
    9:40-10:15amClaudia Felser (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids)Magnetic Weyl Semimetals!
    10:15-10:50amEugene Demler (Harvard)Phonon-Josephson plasmon coupling in YBCO and photo-induced superconductivity
    11:10-11:45amKeith Nelson (MIT)Driving quantum phase transitions with terahertz-frequency light fields
    11:45am-12:20pmJacqueline Bloch (CNRS)Quantum fluids of light in semiconductor lattice
    12:20-12:55pmImmanuel Bloch (Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics)Quantum Gas Microscopy of the Fermi Hubbard Model in and out of Equilibrium
    12:55-2:15pmLunch will be provided
    2:15-2:50pmZ.X. Shen (Stanford)Time Domain Spectroscopy and Scattering – a New Window for Quantum Materials
    2:50-3:25pmTony Heinz (Stanford)Probing correlated electron dynamics in 2D materials
    3:25-4:00pmJames McIver (MPSD, Hamburg)Femtosecond science on-chip: Capturing light-induced anomalous Hall currents in graphene
    4:20-4:55pmFeng Wang (UC Berkeley)Engineering Correlation and Topology in Two-Dimensional Moire Superlattices
    4:55-5:30pmXiaodong Xu (University of Washington)Progress on 2D Magnets
    5:30-5:45pmClosing Remarks
  • Agenda: Workshop, November 20thplus--large

    The workshop will feature parallel sessions with talks by Center staff, postdocs and students, along with panel discussions and brainstorming sessions to refine the Center’s research agenda in nonequilibrium quantum phenomena and help set directions for the field.

    Location: Center for Computational Quantum Physics, Flatiron Institute, 162 5th Avenue, 2nd, 3rd, and 9th floor, New York, NY

    8:00-9:00amBreakfast: 2nd floor promenade
    9:00-10:30amPlenary Session: 2nd floor Ingrid Daubechies AuditoriumAndrea Cavalleri (MPSD) Recent advances in non-equilibrium superconductivity in molecular solids
    James Hone (Columbia University) Approaching the intrinsic limit in 2D semiconductors
    Antoine Georges (Flatiron Institute CCQ) Exciting Excitons and the New York Max Planck Center
    10:30-11:00amCoffee Break: Floors 3 and 9
    11:00-12:15pmFocussed Sessions: Nonequilibrium Phenomena & Nano-opticsNonequilibrium Phenomena, Classroom 3rd FloorNano-optics, Classroom 9th floor
    Denis Golež (Flatiron Institute CCQ) Non-linear Higgs spectroscopy in excitonic insulatorAlexander McLeod (Columbia University)
    Martin Claassen (Flatiron Institute CCQ) Dynamics and Control of Strongly-Correlated and Topological PhasesZhiyuan Sun (Columbia University) Coupling light to collective modes in superconductors/excitonic insulators
    Minghao Cheng (Columbia University) Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Study on Current Driven Transition of Calcium Ruthenate Dorri Halbertal (Columbia University) Nano-optical studies of Moiré super-lattice domains in minimally twisted graphene heterostructures
    Guiliano Chiriaco (Columbia University) Negative absolute conductivity in metals out of equilibrium
    12:45-1:45pmLunch: 11th floor dinning room
    1:45-3:00pmFocussed Sessions: Cavities & Moire MaterialsCavities, Classroom 3rd FloorMoire Materials, Classroom 9th Floor
    Ana Asenjo-Garcia (Columbia University)Carmen Rubio Verdú (Columbia University) Moiré-less Correlations in ABCA Graphene
    Johannes Flick (Flatiron Institute CCQ) Computational approaches to strong light-matter coupling in molecules and quantum materialsShaowen Chen (Columbia University)
    Ipshita Datta (Columbia University) Planar integrated cavities for enhanced optical interaction with lower dimensional materialsNate Finney (Columbia University) Controlled rotation of 2D materials down to the monolayer limit
    Yusong Bai (Columbia University) One-Dimensional Moirés Excitons in Transition-Metal Dichalcogenide Heterobilayers
    3:00-3:30pmBreak: 2nd Floor Promenade
    3:30pm-5:00pmPlenary Session: 2nd floor Ingrid Daubechies AuditoriumDaniele Fausti (Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste) Quantum spectroscopy for quantum materials
    Mischa Bonn (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research) Nonlinear terahertz response of phonons and electrons
    Michal Lipson (Columbia University)
  • Contactsplus--large

    Paula Lukats
    Administrative Manager, Center for Computational Quantum Physics
    (646) 603-3724

    Diane Loring
    Coordinator, Center for Computational Quantum Physics
    (646) 876-5923

  • Organizersplus--large

    Dr. Dmitri Basov is the Higgins Professor of Physics at Columbia University, and Director of Columbia’s Energy Frontier Research Center on Programmable Quantum Materials. Basov’s research interest focus on the experimental physics of quantum materials, with a particular focus on infrared/optical nano-spectroscopy and nano-imaging of correlated electron systems and of unconventional superconductivity. He received his PhD in physics from the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1991, and held positions at McMaster University, Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of California San Diego’s Department of Physics, before moving to Columbia in 2016. Basov received numerous prizes and awards, including the Isakson Prize of the American Physical Society and the Humboldt Prize (Germany). In 2019, he was named Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Dr. Mischa Bonn is a Director of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Amsterdam, known for his pathbreaking work on spectroscopy of structure and dynamics in systems ranging from biological membranes to photovoltaic materials. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Eindhoven and held positions at the Fritz Haber Institute and the University of Leiden prior to joining the Max Planck Society in 2011. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and was awarded the 2009 Gold Medal of the Royal Dutch Chemical Society and the 2019 Van’t Hoff prize of the German Chemical Society.

    Dr. Andrea Cavalleri is the founding director of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg (Germany) and a professor of Physics at the University of Oxford (UK). He is best known for his experiments in which intense TeraHertz pulses are used to drive large amplitude and coherent lattice distortions in solids, manipulating their electronic properties, and for demonstrating that one can induce non-equilibrium superconductivity far above the thermodynamic transition temperature. Cavalleri is a recipient of the 2004 European Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, of the 2015 Max Born Medal from the IoP and the DFG, of the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize from the Academy of Sciences in Goettingen and of the 2018 Isakson Prize from the American Physical Society. He is a fellow of the APS, of the AAAS, and of the IoP. In 2017, he was elected Member of the Academia Europaea.

    Prof. Antoine Georges is the Director of the Center for Computational Quantum Physics at the Flatiron Institute and a Professor of Physics at the Collège de France, where he holds the chair in condensed matter physics. His research focuses on the theory of many-particle quantum systems and materials with strong electronic correlations. He received his Ph.D. from the École Normale Supérieure in 1988. Georges is one of the inventors of Dynamical Mean-Field Theory, for which he shared the 2006 Europhysics Prize. His work has been recognized by numerous fellowships and awards, including the Anatole and Suzanne Abragam Prize of the French Academy of Sciences, the 2004 Prix Dargelos, the 2006 Condensed Matter Europhysics Prize, the 2007 Silver Medal of the CNRS, a 2012 Synergy award from the European Research Council and the 2014 Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences.

    Dr. Andrew Millis is Professor of Physics at Columbia University and Co-Director of the Center for Computational Quantum Physics at the Flatiron Institute. His research focus is the theoretical physics of electrons in materials, with a particular attention to collective properties such as superconductivity and magnetism. He received his PhD in physics from MIT in 1986 and worked at Bell Laboratories, the Johns Hopkins University and Rutgers University before joining Columbia University in 2001. At the Simons Foundation he has served as Associate Director for Physics before moving to the Flatiron Institute in the fall of 2017.He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and received the 2017 Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics.

    Dr. Angel Rubio is the managing director of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter and the director of its theory department. He is a distinguished professor of physics at the University of the Basque Country and a professor of physics at the University of Hamburg. He is one of the founders of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility and the originator of the widely used ab initio open-source project Octopus. He has received numerous fellowships and awards, including the 2016 Medal of the Spanish Royal Physical Society, the 2014 Premio Rey Jaime I for basic research, the 2006 DuPont Prize in nanotechnology, the 2005 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation, and two European Research Council advanced grants, in 2011 and 2016. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the Academia Europaea, and a foreign associate member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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