ICMT Workshops

ICMT holds workshops and small conferences on topics from across the spectrum condensed matter research. If you would like to propose a topic for a workshop or conference, please contact the ICMT Director at director@icmt.illinois.edu.

ICMT particularly welcomes suggestions for short lead-time events on hot topics.

Group photo of the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer Theory of Superconductivity @ 50 Workshop, 2007
Group photo of the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer Theory of Superconductivity @ 50 Workshop, 2007

Listing of current/archived workshops

  • Chaos, Duality, and Topology in Condensed Matter Theory

    The Institute for Condensed Matter Theory will host a workshop with a focus on recent developments in Chaos, Dualities, and Topology in condensed matter. The workshop is partially supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through our Moore Theory Center.

    Please Register here:  https://my.physics.illinois.edu/eventreg/index.asp?id=1137

  • 2016 Summer School: Introduction to topological phases of matter, August 8-12, 2016

    http://icmt.illinois.edu/opps-summerschool2016.asp

    We would ike to cordially invite you to participate in the 2016 summer school workshop “Introduction to topological phases of matter,” funded by the National Science Foundation. The summer 2016 lectures will take place in Illinois, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, between August 8 and August 12, 2016.

  • Urbana-Chicago Fest 2016, April 2, 2016

    http://icmt.illinois.edu/workshops/urbana-chicagofest2016/

    On April 2, 2016 the ICMT will host a joint symposium on condensed matter theory involving participants from the University of Chicago and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This gathering will bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, visitors and faculty from these institutions in a relaxed atmosphere for talks and informal discussions on exciting topics at the frontiers of condensed matter theory and related areas.

  • Entangled Quantum Matter and Topology, October 16-17, 2014

    http://conferences.physics.illinois.edu/JointPerimeter2014/

    This workshop is a joint meeting of condensed matter theorists from the Illinois ICMT and the Perimeter Institute. It is the 3rd annual meeting, which alternates between the two institutions each year. The workshop will focus on a broad array of topics of recent interest including topological phases of matter, exotic critical phases, quantum entanglement, and strongly correlated systems. Please register at: https://my.physics.illinois.edu/eventreg/index.asp?id=650

  • SCES@60 Workshop, October 17-18, 2014

    http://conferences.physics.illinois.edu/SCESat60/

    SCES@60 Workshop on strongly correlated electron systems at 60 years old culminating in an evening Cebration -DP@90.

  • Urbana-Chicago Fest, March 15, 2014

    http://icmt.illinois.edu/workshops/urbana-chicagofest2014/

    The Institute for Condensed Matter Theory hosted a joint symposium on condensed matter theory involving participants from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Lab, and two campuses of the University of Illinois, Chicago and Urbana-Champaign. This gathering brought together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, visitors and faculty from these institutions in a relaxed atmosphere for talks and informal discussions on exciting topics at the frontiers of condensed matter theory and related areas.

  • Topology, Entanglement and Strong Correlations in Condensed Matter, November 8-9, 2012

    http://icmt.illinois.edu/Workshops/JointWorkshopPerimeter/

    This workshop is a joint meeting of condensed matter theorists from ICMT and PI. It is the first of a series of meetings that will alternate between both institutions to discuss the pressing subjects of the day. This workshop will focus on the particular problems of entanglement, strong correlations, and topological order in condensed matter physics.

  • Workshop on Large Fluctuations and Collective Phenomena in Disordered Materials, May 16-19, 2011

    http://icmt.illinois.edu/Workshops/Fluctuations2011/

    A diverse group of prominent experimentalists, computational physicists, and theoreticians working at the interface between Physics, Mechanics, and Materials Science, will focus on phenomena involving intermittent material response, avalanches, and large fluctuations.

  • Workshop on Topological Phases in Condensed Matter, October 24-26, 2008

    http://icmt.illinois.edu/Workshops/Topological2008/

    There have been number of exciting recent developments both in the theory of non-abelian quantum Hall states and on the experimental detection of non-abelian quasiparticles in quantum Hall systems and (possibly) in time-reversal breaking superconductors. This motivated us to organized a small workshop in which we hope to bring together a small number of people who are working on these exciting problems. The launching of our new Institute provides a natural venue for a workshop of this type, as well as some amount of funding to organize an event at this limited scale.

  • 20th Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Methods, June 18-20, 2008

    http://www.mcc.uiuc.edu/workshops/electronicstructure/2008/

    This workshop series brings together participants in electronic structure theory from around the world, in particular from the US. The presentations describe new methods for computing previously inaccessible properties, breakthroughs in computational efficiency and accuracy, and novel applications of these approaches to the study of molecules, liquids, and solids.

    The program will consist of invited oral presentations and contributed posters describing new methods for computing previously inaccessible properties, breakthroughs in computational efficiency and accuracy, and novel applications of these approaches to the study of molecules, liquids, and solids.

  • Building Bridges between Computational Mathematics and Electronic Structure, June 16-17, 2008

    http://www.mcc.uiuc.edu/workshops/appliedmath/2008/

    Applied and computational mathematics and computational mechanics have greatly influenced each other, and the interaction between these fields has been very productive. The interaction between the computational physics, chemistry, and materials science and the applied/computational mathematics community has been much smaller. The organizers believe that a closer interaction between these communities would lead to similar great benefits to both. Therefore, we want to make it easier for computational mathematicians to start working on electronic structure problems.

    This workshop aims to bring together people that would like to put together software (e.g. documented scripts to generate test cases), introductory material (reports/documentation), test libraries, and so on, to help researchers with a computational or applied math background (start) making contributions to electronic structure calculations with modest effort. This can take many forms, and the list below should be considered a suggestion rather than a definite plan. Brainstorming and planning how to make the most impact will be part of the preparation and the meeting.

    The desired result of the meeting is concrete plans for collaborations to establish software, documentation, test libraries, etc., and for obtaining funding for this effort. It is expected that participants are willing to commit time toward this effort (their own or that of students and postdocs).

  • Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer Theory of Superconductivity @ 50, October 10-13, 2007

    http://conferences.illinois.edu/bcs50/

    The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1957 BCS paper will attempt to meet three goals: 1) highlight a physics discovery unique to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2) stress the intellectual impact of BCS on other areas of physics as well as technology; and 3) raise public awareness of solid state physics.

    Each day of this four-day conference will be dedicated to different aspects of superconductivity. The first day will be devoted to the making of BCS -- that is, the history and people behind BCS. Current trends in superconductivity will be featured on the second day, and on the third day the technological impact of BCS will be highlighted. The last day of the conference will feature the impact of BCS on other areas of physics. Also, to help impart to the UIUC community the impact of BCS, we intend to hold a public lecture on the quantum magic of superconductivity.

    (video of sessions)

Group photo of the Workshop on Large Fluctuations and Collective Phenomena in Disordered Materials, 2011
Group photo of the Workshop on Large Fluctuations and Collective Phenomena in Disordered Materials, 2011
Group photo of the Workshop on Topological Phases in Condensed Matter, 2008
Group photo of the Workshop on Topological Phases in Condensed Matter, 2008
Group photo of the 20th Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Methods, 2008
Group photo of the 20th Annual Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure Methods, 2008