RCQM Workshop on Flat Bands, Strong Correlations and Topology 2023

Schedule of Events

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Invited talk: 20 + 10 minutes
Short talk: 12 + 3 minutes

Poster Requirement: No larger than 4'x4' feet or 120cm x 120cm
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Sunday, November 5

6:00--8:00pmWelcome Reception for Speakers and RCQM PIs

Workshop Scientific Program Venue: Bioscience Research Collaborative building, Rice University Campus, 6500 Main St, Houston, TX 77030

Monday, November 6

Coffee, light breakfast and registration (8:15am-8:40am)
8:40-8:45 Organizers -Welcome and opening remarks

Session I – Moiré systems

8:45-9:15 Xiaodong Xu (UW Seattle) – “Observation of fractional quantum anomalous Hall effect”
9:15-9:45 Liuyan Zhao (U. Michigan) – “Moiré magnetism in twisted two-dimensional magnets”
9:45-10:15 Elaine Li (U. Texas Austin) – “Tunable moiré potential from a twisted hBN substrate”
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:15 Raquel Queiroz (Columbia U.) - “Stability of chiral Landau levels and its implications for twisted heterostructures”
11:15-11:30Short talk: Nicolás Morales-Duran (UT Austin) - “The Landau level approach to twisted homobilayer transition metal dichalcogenides"
11:30-12:00 Feng Wang (UC Berkeley) – “Designing artificial quantum materials in transition metal dichalcogenide moiré heterostructures”
12:00-12:15 Blitz poster preview I (1 minute per poster)

12:15-2:00 Lunch and Poster Session I

Session II – Flat bands, correlated superconductors and topology

2:00-2:30   Andrea Damascelli (UBC, Canada) – “From adatom-induced superconductivity to strain-induced Landau levels in graphene”
2:30-3:00   Yi Li (Johns Hopkins U.) - " Hund’s coupling-assisted ferromagnetic percolation transition in a multiorbital flat band”
3:00-3:30   Julia Chan (Baylor U.) – “Crystal growth of rare earth intermetallics: A platform for quantum materials”
3:30-4:00Coffee break
4:00-4:30   Liang Fu (MIT) - "Fundamental bound on topological gap”
4:30-4:45 Short talk: Peizhi Mai (U. Illinois) - “1/4 is the new ½: when topology is intertwined with Mottness”
4:45-5:15   Päivi Törmä (Aalto U., Finland) - "Flat band superconductivity: quantum geometric supercurrent and quenching of non-equilibrium quasiparticle transport”
5:15-5:45   Daniel McNally (Nature Materials) – “Inside Nature Materials: An editor's perspective”
7:00   Dinner for Speakers and RCQM PIs

Tuesday, November 7

Coffee, light breakfast and registration (8:15am-8:45am)

Session III – Flat bands and strong quantum fluctuations

8:45-9:15 Guang-han Cao (Zhejiang U., China) - “Superconductivity and CDW/SDW orders in a correlated kagome metal”
9:15-9:45 Kin Fai Mak (Cornell U.) - “Magnetism in doped moiré Mott insulators”
9:45-10:15 Lei Chen (Rice U.) - “Quantum criticality and emergent topology in flat band systems“
10:15-10:45Group photo and Coffee break
10:45-11:15 Joe Checkelsky (MIT) - “Flat band effects in model lattice crystals”
11:15-11:45 Jianwei Huang (Rice U.) – “Exploring flat bands, electron correlations and topology in pyrochlore lattice compounds”
11:45-12:00Short talk: Joern Bannies (UBC, Canada) – “Electronically driven switching of topology in LaSbTe”
12:00-12:15 Blitz poster preview II (1 minute per poster)

12:15-2:00 Lunch and Poster Session II

Session IV – Flat bands and exotic electronic orders

2:00-2:30 Zurab Guguchia (PSI, Switzerland) – “Unconventional superconductivity and charge order in kagome-lattice systems as seen by muon-spin rotation”
2:30-3:00  Mason Klemm (Rice U.) – “Electronic, structural, and magnetic modification of kagome metal FeGe via post-growth annealing”
3:00-3:30  Jiun-Haw Chu (UW Seattle) - “Absence of nematic instability in the kagome metal CsV3Sb5”
3:30-4:00  Coffee break
4:00-4:30  Chunhui Du (UCSD/Georgia Tech) - "Revealing intrinsic domains and fluctuations of moiré magnetism by a wide-field quantum microscope”
4:30-4:45  Short talk: Qiangqiang Gu (Cornell U.) - “Pair wavefunction symmetry in UTe2 from zero-energy surface state visualization”
4:45-5:15  Liang Wu (U Penn) - “Time-resolved scanning optical microscopy on Kagome metals”
5:15-5:45  Rob McQueeney (Iowa State U.) - “Competing magnetic interactions and novel excitations in RMn6Sn6 kagome metal”

Wednesday, November 8

Coffee, light breakfast and registration (8:15am-8:45am)

Session V – Flat bands, correlations and topology I

8:45-9:15 Katja Nowack (Cornell U.) - "Understanding electronic transport through local magnetic measurements”
9:15-9:45 Yulin Chen (Oxford U., UK) - “Strong inter-valley electron-phonon coupling in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene”
9:45-10:15 Elton Santos (U. Edinburgh, UK) - "Exploring the limits of magnetism in two-dimensional materials”
10:15-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:15 Maia Vergniory (MPI Dresden, Germany/Donostia IPC, Spain) - “Single particle Green’s function for correlated topological materials”
11:15-11:45 Jed Pixley (Rutgers U.) - “Novel strongly correlated phases in stacked TMD bilayers”
11:45-12:15 Kai Sun (U. Michigan) – “Topological exact flat bands beyond K-valley two-dimensional materials”

12:15-1:30 Lunch

Session VI – Flat bands, correlations and topology II

1:30-2:00 Silke Paschen (TU Vienna, Austria) - "Correlation-driven topological semimetals”
2:00-2:30 Haim Beidenkopf (Weizmann I. Sci., Israel) - “Interactions and topology in the hybrid transition metal dichalcogenide 4Hb-TaS2”
2:30-3:00 Emilia Morosan (Rice U.) – “Kramers nodal lines in quantum materials”
3:00-3:30 Coffee break
3:30-4:00 Biao Lian (Princeton U.) – “Kagome and honeycomb flat bands in moiré graphene systems”
4:00-4:30 Girsh Blumberg (Rutgers U.) – “The low-temperature ordered states in kagome materials from the optics perspective”
4:30-5:00 Binghai Yan (Weizmann I. Sci., Israel ) – “Novel transport phenomena in topological materials”