Harnessing Light-Matter Interactions in Quantum Materials
This workshop is sponsored by the New York City-Max Planck Center for Nonequilibrium Quantum Phenomena. It will bring together experts in the field of ultrafast light-matter interaction to discuss recent results and future ideas relating to control of macroscopic properties of quantum materials through light-matter interactions. Focus areas include ultrafast control and metastability, creation and probing of Floquet states and their functionalities and cavity quantum materials. We aim for an intense workshop atmosphere, with many questions during talks and with ample time for collaboration and discussion.
Organizers: Martin Claassen, Simon Gerber, Dante Kennes, James McIver, Andrew Millis, Michael Sentef, Alberto de la Torre
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Monday, August 8
8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast 9:00 - 9:45 AM (45) David Hsieh (CalTech) 9:45 - 10:30 AM (45) Rick Averitt (UCSD) Investigating order parameter dynamics and control in quantum materials using terahertz spectroscopy 10:30 - 11:00 AM (30) Break 11:00 - 11:45 AM (45) Nicole Benedek (Cornell University) Ultrafast optical control of multifunctional materials via the lattice: Lessons from the multiferroics community 11:45 - 12:30 PM (45) Ankit Disa (MPSD/Cornell University) Using the crystal lattice to optically control magnetic phases 12:30 - 2:30 PM (2hr) Lunch 2:30 - 4:00 PM (1hr 30min) Discussion 4:00 - 4:30 PM (30) Break 4:30 - 5:15 PM (45) Prineha Narang (Harvard/UCLA) Shining New Light on Quantum Matter from a Theory Perspective 5:15 - 6:00 PM (45) Gil Refael (CalTech) Topological frequency conversion in Weyl semimetals 6:00- 7:30 PM Opening Reception
Tuesday, August 9
8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast 9:00 - 9:45 AM (45) Anshul Kogar (UCLA) Long range order and fluctuations in light-triggered charge density wave transitions 9:45 - 10:30 AM (45) Doron Azoury (MIT) Direct measurement of charge order collective modes in a topological kagome metal 10:30 - 11:00 AM (30) Break 11:00 - 11:45 AM (45) Michele Buzzi (MPSD) Optical Control of Superconductivity in Organic Superconductors 11:45 - 12:30 PM (45) Dieter Jaksch (Oxford/Hamburg) 12:30 - 2:30 PM (2hr) Lunch 2:30 - 3:45 PM (1hr 15min) Discussion 3:45 - 4:30 PM (45) Angel Rubio (CCQ/MPSD) A first principles perspective on light-driven non-equilibrium phenomena in molecules and two dimensional systems 4:30 - 5:15 PM (45) Marco Schiro (College de France) Controlling topological phases of matter with quantum light 5:15 - 6:00 PM (45) Gregory Fiete (Northeastern) Manipulation of magnetic order and band topology through selective phonon excitation
Wednesday, August 10
8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast 9:00 - 9:45 AM (45) Yuta Murakami (RIKEN) Emerging nonequilibrium phases due to relaxation bottlenecks in strongly correlated systems 9:45 - 10:30 AM (45) Ana Asenjo Garcia (Columbia University) Quantum many-body physics via correlated dissipation 10:30 - 11:00 AM (30) Break 11:00 - 11:45 AM (45) Simon Wall (Aarhus University) Coherent spin-wave transport in an antiferromagnet 11:45 - 12:30 PM (45) Andrea Caviglia (Delft/Geneva) Coherent spin-wave transport in an antiferromagnet 12:30 - 2:30 PM (2hr) Lunch 2:30 - 4:00 PM (1hr 30min) Discussion 4:00 - 4:30 PM (30) Break 4:30 - 5:15 PM (45) Xiaoyang Zhu (Columbia) New optical spin Hall effect in cavity exciton-polariton condensates 5:15 - 6:00 PM (45) Zhiyuan Sun (Harvard) Dynamical exciton condensates in biased electron-hole bilayers: cavity engineering and superradiant states 6:00- 7:30 PM Dinner Sweetbriar
Thursday, August 11
8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast 9:00 - 9:45 AM (45) Gil-Ho Lee (POSTECH) Steady Floquet–Andreev states in graphene Josephson junctions 9:45 - 10:30 AM (45) Aditi Mitra (NYU) Floquet chains and the stability of their edge modes 10:30 - 11:00 AM (30) Break 11:00 - 11:45 AM (45) Matteo Mitrano (Harvard) Witnessing many-body entanglement in light-driven quantum materials 11:45 - 12:30 PM (45) Denis Golez (Jožef Stefan Institute) Characterizing microscopic interactions via photo-induced lifetime changes 12:30 - 2:30 PM (2hr) Lunch/Workshop concluding
Ana Asenjo Garcia Columbia University Rick Averitt UC San Diego Doron Azoury MIT Nicole Benedek Cornell University Edoardo Baldini UT Austin Michele Buzzi Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter Andrea Caviglia University of Geneva Ankit Disa Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter Gregory Fiete Northeastern University Simon Gerber Paul Scherrer Institute Denis Golez Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana David Hsieh CalTech Dieter Jaksch University of Oxford Anshul Kogar UC Los Angeles Gil-Ho Lee Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) Aditi Mitra NYU Matteo Mitrano Harvard University Yuta Murakami RIKEN Prineha Narang Harvard University Gil Refael CalTech Angel Rubio CCQ, MPSD Zhiyuan Sun Harvard University Simon Wall Aarhus University Xiaoyang Zhu Columbia University