Order, Fluctuations, and Strong Correlations: New Platforms and Developments
Coordinators: Erez Berg, Rafael Fernandes, Eun-Ah Kim, and Steven A. Kivelson
Scientific Advisors: James Analytis and Brad Ramshaw
Understanding quantum materials is one of the major outstanding challenges of contemporary condensed matter physics, with implications for both technology and fundamental science. A ubiquitous feature of many strongly interacting quantum systems is the dazzling complexity of their phase diagrams, which often include several different types of electronic ordered phases with comparable onset temperatures, and extended regions of strong fluctuations associated with these electronic orders. Among the topics that will be highlighted in the conference are: recent developments in the understanding of complex electronic ordering in cuprates, pnictides, iridates, and ruthenates, and their implications for the general understanding of intertwined orders; exotic “hidden” order and spin liquid candidate materials; theoretical and experimental progress in the study of quantum criticality in metals; artificial quantum matter in heterostructures and interfaces as model strongly correlated systems; and progress in numerical and analytical methods and their applications to problems mentioned above.