January to July 2000
Organisers: DM Edwards (Imperial), AC Hewson (Imperial), PB Littlewood (Cambridge), A Tsvelik (Oxford)
Newton Institute-ESF Conference
NON-FERMI LIQUID EFFECTS IN METALLIC SYSTEMS WITH STRONG ELECTRONIC CORRELATION
Organisers: DM Edwards; PB Littlewood; H von Loehneysen
5 - 8 January 2000
Please note new closing date 15 November 1999
This conference will initiate the Newton Institute research programme "Strongly Correlated Electron Systems" and is organized in conjunction with the European Science Foundation programme "Fermi-liquid instabilities in correlated metals" (FERLIN)
Scope Of The Conference: Metals are usually described within Fermi-liquid theory. However, this description is sometimes found to break down when the interaction between electrons dominates their motion so that they become strongly correlated. New theories are being developed to describe such non-Fermi-liquid effects. The main aim of this conference is to confront theory with new experimental data covering a wide range of situations and materials where such effects occur. Specific cases to be discussed include:
- high temperature superconductors
- heavy fermion materials near quantum critical points
- fractional quantum Hall effect
- low dimensional systems
Speakers (already confirmed): J-C Campuzano, P Chaikin, A Chubukov, P Coleman, J Flouquet, A Freimuth, A.Georges, S Girvin, A.Gogolin, G Lonzarich, A Millis, J Nicholls, B Rainford, N Read, J Smet, F Steglich, O Stockert, P Woelfle
Location and Costs: The conference will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided at Wolfson Court, adjacent to the Institute. The conference package costs £260, which includes registration fee, accommodation for four nights, a welcome buffet on Tuesday evening, 4 January, and all meals up to lunch on Saturday 8 January, when the conference ends. Limited financial support may be available to young researchers from EC countries. The conference will be restricted to about 80 participants.
Applications: Completed application forms should be sent to Maureen Clark at the Newton Institute.
** Closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 November 1999**.
Offers of posters (numbers will be limited) with title and short (<10 lines) abstract should be sent to DM Edwards by 15 November.