The conference will cover the current research situation on the mixed valent rare earth compound SmB6, viewed as the current paradigm of a strongly correlated topological insulator. It will also be forward looking, linking up with other branches of the topological matter community and including other bulk strongly correlated materials where topology plays an important role for novel properties, prospects for thin film sample configurations, prospects for Majorana fermions, and general theories linking topology and strong correlations.
There will be a tutorial session for junior scientists preceding the conference on May 31-June 1, 2015.
Financial aid is available for junior scientists (graduate students and postdoctoral scientists). Please see the website above for more details.
Financial support is from the University of Michigan and from the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter.
The conference will be hosted by the University of Michigan branch of the Institute for Complex, Adaptive Matter and the Physics Department.
Please see the conference website for more details.
Conference Organizers: J. Allen, C. Kurdak, Lu Li, Kai Sun