2006 Hangzhou Workshop on Quantum Matter

October 16 -19


Zhejiang University (ZJU) in China and Rice University (RU) in the United States bear many similarities both geographically and in terms of their emphasis on high-level science and technology. Developing an institutional cooperation between the two Universities was advocated by RU's President David W. Leebron and ZJU's President Pan Yunhe during their meeting in Hangzhou in July 2004.

The primary purpose of this workshop is to explore such a long-term cooperation in the area of quantum matter. This frontier subject concerns modern condensed matter and atomic systems, in which quantum correlation and quantum coherence strongly influence their physical properties. The workshop will bring together theoretical and experimental researchers from the two Universities and elsewhere. It will address the novel phenomena recently discovered in a wide range of quantum materials, especially the strongly correlated electron systems, nanostructures and ultracold atoms. The Workshop is also aimed to stimulate and encourage more junior scientists to engage in research on quantum matter.

Workshop Location:
Room 201, Physics (12-th) Building, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University
This workshop is sponsored by:
Zhejiang University
Rice University
Zhejiang Province
National Science Foundation of China
Dept. of Physics
Zhejiang University
Zheda Road 38
Hangzhou 310027,
P.R. China
phone: 86-571-87951328
fax: 86-571-87951328