Strongly Correlated Topological Insulators: SmB6 and Beyond

June 2-5, 2015; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Detailed information at:

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 ample time for discussion, both following the talks and in focused general
discussion sessions. There will be a 1.5 day preceding tutorial session for junior scientists (graduate students and postdocs). There will be a poster session that will provide junior scientists (and of course all attendees) an opportunity to present their research.  There will also be a few oral presentation slots available for short contributed talks from graduate students.
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.  Organizers:  J. Allen, C. Kurdak, Lu Li, Kai Sun