Winter School: Monday, Jan. 8 - Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, UMD Physical Sciences Complex

Workshop: Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, "The Hotel" at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD

The Fundamentals of Quantum Materials Winter School and Workshop is a unique event in North America, dedicated specifically to the synthesis, characterization and electronic modeling of quantum materials.

The FQM Winter School is aimed at providing fundamental training to our current and future generations of Quantum Materials scientists in synthesis and characterization techniques. It will bring together senior and junior scientists to address topics at the forefront of current research into quantum materials, while also providing pedagogical background and practical training for junior scientists. With an interdisciplinary and diverse crowd including physicists, chemists, and materials scientists, participants will gain a basic functional knowledge of how to plan and carry out synthesis relevant to the study of quantum materials, and will have a unique opportunity to interact with some of the top researchers in the field while networking with fellow peers. The structure of the school will include mornings of pedagogical lectures by ten of the nation's top practicing quantum materials scientists, with afternoons devoted to practical demonstrations in laboratories in the University of Maryland's Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials. The school will also include a poster session that will be attended by senior scientists.

The FQM Workshop, following the school event, will cover both experimental and theoretical research on quantum materials, focusing on synthesis, characterization and computational approaches to research of quantum materials such as superconductors, strongly correlated electron systems and topological materials.

Invited Winter School Speakers

Ryan Baumbach - National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Svilen Bobev - University of Delaware

Paul Canfield - Ames Laboratory

Jak Chakhalian - Rutgers University

Julia Chan - University of Texas Dallas

Sang-Wook Cheong - Rutgers University

Jeffrey Lynn - NIST Center for Neutron Research

David Mandrus - University of Tennessee

John Mitchell - Argonne National Laboratory

Seongshik Oh - Rutgers University

Loren Pfeiffer - Princeton University

Karin Rabe, Rutgers University

Darryll Schlom, Cornell University


Invited Workshop Speakers

Collin Broholm - Johns Hopkins University

Marco Buongiorno-Nardelli - University of North Texas

Jennifer Cano - Princeton University

Rafael Fernandes - University of Minnesota

Tyrel McQueen - Johns Hopkins University

Emilia Morosan - Rice University

Andriy Nevidomskii - Rice University

Mike Norman - Argonne National Laboratory

Cedomir Petrovic - Brookhaven National Laboratory