Symposium on Quantum Matter

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June 11-13 2018, Department of Physics, University of Zurich

Organizers: Stefanos Kourtis, Boston University, Titus Neupert, University of Zurich, Jiannis Pachos, University of Leeds
Administration: Carmelina Genovese, University of Zurich


This Symposium is part of a series of meetings that focus on current trends in quantum matter. Emphasis is given to interdisciplinary aspects with other fields of research as well as to possible applications to quantum information, computation and technologies. The Symposium series aims to bring together leading scientists interested in novel aspects of quantum matter and to bring young scientists in the field up to speed.
In particular it will cover the subjects 

(1) Topological phases of matter
(2) Many-body localization
(3) Quantum information, computation and metrology
(4) Strongly correlated systems

Invited speakers:

Andrei Bernevig, Princeton University

Claudio Castelnovo, University of Cambridge

Claudio Chamon, Boston University

Leticia Cugliandolo, Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie

Eduardo Fradkin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Akira Furusaki, RIKEN Tokyo

Garry Goldstein, University of Cambridge

Sebastian Huber, ETH Zürich

Ludovic Jaubert, University of Bordeaux

Roderich Moessner, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden

Takahiro Morimoto, University of California, Berkeley

Christopher Mudry, Paul Scherrer Institute

Zlatko Papic, University of Leeds

Nicolas RegnaultÉcole Normale Supérieure, Paris

Antonello Scardicchio, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste

Ronny Thomale, University of Würzburg


If you want to apply for participation, send an email to, stating your name, affiliation, and whether you want to present a poster with title until the 1st of May, 2018.

For enquiries, please contact

Symposium Dinner

The dinner will take place at the Restaurant le Cedre, Badenerstrasse 78, 8004 Zürich, on the 12th of June at 19:15. To take part, state in your registration whether you prefer meat, vegetables or fish, and whether you have any other dietary requirements.