The primary purpose of the Hangzhou workshop is to explore the long term institutional collaborations between Zhejiang University, Rice University, and a number of other institutions from Asia, North America and Europe, 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 physics properties. The first such workshop was advocated by the Presidents of Zhejiang University and Rice University, and was held in Hangzhou in 2006. The 2009 workshop will bring experimentalists and theorists in this area together from countries including China, USA, Germany, UK, and elsewhere. The workshop will address newly discovered quantum phases and novel quantum phenomena in strongly correlated systems, nanostructures and cold atoms. The workshop is also aimed to stimulate and encourage more junior scientists and students to engage in research on quantum matter.
1. New superconductors and unconventional superconductivity
2. Heavy fermions and quantum criticality
3. Novel quantum phenomena in cold atoms and molecules
4. Electron correlations in quantum nanostructures and related low-
5. Non-equilibrium quantum phenomena and Quantum information approaches
The workshop is financially supported by Zhejiang University, Rice University, Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, University College London, Key Research Subject of Chinese Ministry of Education, Program of Chang Jiang Scholarship and Innovation Research Team, the 973 Program, National Science Foundation of China, Hangzhou Normal University, University of Science and Technology of China.
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