Exotic Phases of Frustrated Magnets

Coordinators: Kazushi Kanoda, Patrick Lee, Ashvin Vishwanath, Steven White

Scientific Advisors: Roderich Moessner, Nandini Trivedi

Note:Due to the limited seating in the KITP conference room and the high level of interest in this topic, we have had to limit attendance. Please indicate your interest by completing an application. Invitations will be issued over time, with final invitations to be issued shortly after the deadline. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you require more information.

In recent years, progress in frustrated systems has occurred on diverse fronts. Several exciting experimental systems have been isolated and are being studied by a battery of physical probes. Also, there has been significant evolution in numerical simulations and in our conceptual understanding of possible exotic phases and phase transitions. Finally, ideas such as monopoles, entanglement, topological order, and gauge theories from other areas of physics have opened up new research directions.

This one week conference will bring together experts in theory, simulations, and experiments to give a holistic view of the state of the field. Talks will discuss frustration in the traditional context of insulating magnets, and beyond, in itinerant magnetic systems, ultracold atoms and other promising settings. We aim to critically examine the progress that has been achieved so far, as well as to identify interesting future directions.