Design and Light-Control of Quantum Materials

  • Organized by
  • Antoine Georges, Ph.D.Director, Center for Computational Quantum Physics, Flatiron Institute
  • Andrew Millis, Ph.D.CCQ Co-Director, Flatiron Institute
  • Angel Rubio, Ph.D.Distinguished Research Scientist, CCQ, Flatiron Institute
Date & Time

The materials by design workshop brought together a select group of scientists to discuss new results, open issues and future directions for designed materials with novel equilibrium and non-equilibrium electronic properties. Systems discussed in the conference included oxide heterostructures, van der Waals compounds, and surface/interface states and systems with strong light-matter coupling. The conference format, which featured talks in the mornings with afternoons reserved for discussion and interaction, was very successful in promoting new ideas and collaborations.

CCQ is deeply appreciative of the hospitality of NYU’s physics department, who accommodated the conference after it was displaced from the Flatiron building by the steam-pipe explosion.

  • Participantsplus--large
    Charles Ahn Yale University
    Richard AverittUC San Diego
    Dmitri BasovColumbia University
    Ivan BozovicBrookhaven/Yale
    Andrea CavalleriMPSD Hamburg
    Jak Chakhalian Rutgers University
    Hanghui ChenNYU Shanghai
    Xi Chen CCQ
    Giacomo CoslovichSLAC Stanford University
    Cory DeanColumbia University
    Ilya DrozdovBrookhaven National Lab
    Martin EcksteinFAU
    Alex EdelmanUniversity of Chicago
    Stefano Gariglio University of Geneva
    Antoine GeorgesCCQ
    Alexandru GeorgescuCCQ
    Jim HoneColumbia University
    Sohrab Ismail-BeigiYale University
    Andy KentNew York University
    Gabriel KotliarRutgers University
    Jeremy LevyUniversity of Pittsburgh
    Mengkun LiuStony Brook University
    James McIverMPSD Hamburg
    Andy MillisCCQ
    Aditi MitraNew York University
    Seongshik Oh Rutgers University
    Olivier ParcolletCCQ
    Abhay PasupathyColumbia University
    Angel RubioCCQ
    Shunsuke SatoMPSD Hamburg
    Darrell SchlomCornell University
    Javad ShabaniNew York University
    Kyle ShenCornell University
    Susanne StemmerUC Santa Barbara
    Hugo StrandCCQ
    Mariano TrigoStanford University
    Jean-Marc TrisconeUniversity of Geneva
    Fred WalkerYale University
    Simon WallICFO Barcelona
    Shiwei ZhangCCQ
    Manuel ZinglCCQ
  • Agendaplus--large

    Wednesday, July 18

    9:00 - 9:15 AM
    Andrea Cavalleri, Antoine Georges, Andy Millis and Jean-Marc Triscone
    9:15 - 10:15 AMRichard Averitt (UC San Diego)Metastable dynamics in superconductors and insulator-tometal transition materials
    10:15 - 10:30 AM Break
    10:30 - 11:30 AMCharles Ahn (Yale University)Picoscale Motifs at Complex Oxide Interfaces
    11:30 - 11:45 AM Break
    11:45 - 12:45 PMAndrea Cavalleri (MPSD Hamburg)Toward steady-state photo-induced high temperature superconductivity
    12:45 - 6:00 PMLunch, Discussion and Research

    Thursday, July 19

    9:00 - 10:00 AM
    Mengkun Liu (Stony Brook University)
    Probing dielectric function of quantum materials at the nanoscale
    10:00 - 10:15 AM Break
    10:15 - 11:15 AMCory Dean (Columbia University)Tunable electron phases in double layer graphene
    11:15 - 11:30 AM Break
    11:30 - 12:30 PMIlya Drozdov (Brookhaven National Lab) Revisiting the phase diagram of BSCCO-2212 with Oxide MBE and ARPES
    12:30 - 2:00 PMLunch
    2:00 - 3:00 PMJames McIver (MPSD Hamburg)Femtosecond science on-chip: Light-induced anomalous Hall effect in graphene
    3:00 - 6:00 PMDiscussion and Research
    6:30 PMConference DinnerBlack Barn, 19 E. 26th Street between 5th Ave. and Madison Ave.

    Friday, July 20

    9:00 - 10:00 AM
    Dmitri Basov (Columbia University)
    Quantum Materials: insights from near field nano-optics
    10:00 - 10:15 AM Break
    10:15 - 11:15 AMMartin Eckstein (FAU)Competing phases in correlated electron systems out of equilibrium: a DMFT perspective
    11:15 - 11:30 AM Break
    11:30 - 12:30 PMSohrab Ismail-Begi (Yale University)Slave boson methods for transition metal oxides
    12:30 - 6:00 PMLunch, Discussion and Research

    Monday, July 23

    9:00 - 10:00 AM
    Stefano Gariglio (University of Geneva)
    Steering orthorhombic distortions in vanadate heterostructures towards functional properties
    10:00- 10:15 AM Break
    10:15 - 11:15 AMMariano Trigo (Stanford University)Disorder and lattice entropy in the ultrafast structural transition of VO2
    11:15- 11:30 AM Break
    11:30 - 12:30 PMSimon Wall (ICFO Barcelona)Resonant soft X-ray holographic imaging of quantum materials: Toward femtosecond and nanoscale dynamics at FELs
    12:30 - 6:00 PMLunch, Discussion and Research

    Tuesday, July 24

    9:00 - 10:00 AM
    Jeremy Levy (University of Pittsburgh)
    One-Dimensional Nature of Superconductivity at the LaAIO3/SrTiO3 Interface
    10:00- 10:15 AM Break
    10:15 - 11:15 AMGiacomo Coslovich (Stanford University)Charge order and superconductivity out-of-equilibrium: ultrafast X-ray and THz studies
    11:15 - 11:30 AM Break
    11:30 - 12:30 PMSeongshik Oh (Rutgers University)Route to topological quantum effects via defect engineering
    12:30 - 6:00 PMLunch, Discussion and Research
    6:30 PMConference DinnerPark Avenue Summer, 360 Park Ave. South at East 26th St

    Wednesday, July 25

    9:00 - 10:00 AM
    Darrell Schlom (Cornell University)
    Designer Superconductors: Possible Routes to Increase the Tc of Cuprates and Ruthenates
    10:00 - 10:15 AM Break
    10:15 - 11:15 AMIvan Bozcovic (Brookhaven National Lab/ Yale University)What is really extraordinary in cuprate superconductors?
    11:15 - 11:30 AM Break
    11:30 - 12:30 PMAditi Mitra (New York University)Transport signatures of transient superfluids
    12:30 - 6:00 PM Lunch, Discussion and Research

    Thursday, July 26

    9:00 - 10:00 AM
    Susanne Stemmer (UC Santa Barbara)
    Tuning topological phenomena with heterostructures
    10:00 - 10:15 AMBreak
    10:15 - 11:15 AMJak Chakhalian (Rutgers University)Designer Quantum Matter: From 'ferrolectric' metal to magnetic 2D electron liquid
    11:15 - 11:30 AMBreak
    11:30 - 12:30 PMJean-Marc Triscone (University of Geneva)SrTiO3 bulk and interfacial superconductivity
    12:30 - 6:00 PMLunch, Discussion and Research

    Friday, July 27

    9:00 - 11:00 AMConference summary and discussion
    10:00 - 10:15 AMBreak
    10:15 AM - 12:00PMConference summary and discussion
    12:30 - 6:00 PMLunch, Discussion and Research
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