From June 29 to July 2, the second official SPICE Workshop took place in Schloß Waldthausen. An international group of 51 participants from different disciplines came together in the scenic castle to share their expertise on a new class of materials known as bad metals and its behavior in Mott Systems. This fundamental emergent physics topic is now being applied in the design and fabrication of new devices such as resistance-switching devices, novel power transistors, as well as “synaptic” devices that mimic the function of the neuron, to name just a few of the possibilities. Yet, The so-called “Bad-metal” behavior phenomenon is often viewed as one of the key unresolved signatures of strong correlation physics. Thirty-two invited speakers from different European countries, Japan, the USA, China, India and Brasil contributed their perspectives on the fundamental issues associated with the new type of phase transition observed in Bad Metals, and its many consequences for material science and technology. Furthermore, 19 poster presentations and four tutorials were given.
Month: June 2015
We are very happy to have Dr. Kei Yamamoto from Kobe University as a visiting Postdoc. Kei has a cosmology and general relativity background and is currently working on his first project in the area of the spin Hall Effect. At the INSPIRE Group, Kei wants to intensify his research about condensed matter physics and antiferromagnets in particular. He is looking forward to making use of his mathematical skills in this new field at the interface between physics and mathematics.
Dr. Artem Abanov from Texas A&M University will be supporting our group with his research on Spintronics and strongly correlated systems. Following a number of collaborations with Jairo Sinova and other current and former members of the Sinova Group like Shayan Hemmatiyan, Yi Liu and Oleg Tretiakov as well as a shorter visit last summer, Artem will now come for a longer visit and work with us on site in Mainz.
We thank Casper Drukier from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt for visiting us and giving a lecture on Non-analytic corrections in Fermi liquids and multi-channel scattering.