Fundamental Aspects of Graphene and Other Carbon Allotropes

in partnership with the Office of Naval Research

Coordinators: Vladimir Falko, Francisco Guinea, Jeanie Lau, Antonio H. Castro Neto

Scientific Advisors: Andre Geim, Sankar Das Sarma, Allan MacDonald

POSTER OPPORTUNITY: There is an opportunity for registered participants to present a poster at the conference. Please e-mail a poster title to the Conference Coordinator, Jocelyn Quick, if you are interested in presenting a poster, along with a Word document copy of the poster abstract, no pdfs.
DEADLINE DATE: January 03, 2012.

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.

Graphene, the two-dimensional honeycomb lattice of carbon atoms, have taken both scientific and technological communities by storm since its experimental isolation in 2004. It has emerged as the new "wonder material", because of its extraordinary electronic, mechanical, thermal, and optical properties. It has become both the model system for condensed matter physics and the most promising material to replace and supplement silicon. The field of graphene research has undergone an explosive growth that continues unabated for the past 7 years, with exciting new discoveries announced almost weekly.

The one-week graphene conference will focus on fundamental aspects of single- and few-layer graphene as well as other carbon allotropes, by high-lighting the latest theoretical and experimental developments in graphene physics and facilitating discussion between theorists and experimentalists. Topics include, but are not limited to, integer and fractional quantum Hall effects, electronic interactions, broken symmetries in bilayer and trilayer graphene, layered composite materials based on graphene, opto-electronic interactions, effect of strain and stacking, carrier chirality, spintronics and magnetism in grapheme.