About "Novel Quantum States in Condensed Matter 2011 (NQS2011)"

Since 1986, in order to encourage young researchers working in areas of fundamental physics, Nishinomiya City has organized "The Nishinomiya-Yukawa Memorial Symposia" every year. (Visit the Yukawa Institute Homepage for the topics of the past Nishinomiya-Yukawa Symposia.) In 2006, they changed the venue from Nishinomiya to Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP) in Kyoto. The 26th Nishinomiya-Yukawa Memorial International Workshop "Novel Quantum States in Condensed Matter (NQS2011): Correlation, Frustration and Topology" will be held on November 7-December 9, 2011 as one of the series of long-term workshops sponsored by the Yukawa International Program for Quark-hadron Sciences (YIPQS) .

Roughly, the workshop NQS2011 is devided into five parts according to the main topics discussed (see below). On the regular workshop days (Monday-Thursday of each week), we will have two or three seminar talks a day and on every Friday there will be mini-symposia consisting of six or seven 45min. talks. We also plan the poster sessions somewhere in the workshop period. See below for more details (main topics, tentative schedule, list of invited speakers, etc.).


The presentations in NQS2011 are mostly on theoretical ones, but important experimental work will also be featured. The main topics will include the followings:

(a). Correlation:
Mott transitions, charge/spin/orbital physics, Quantum criticality, Unconventional superconductors, Cold atoms, etc.
(b). Frustration:
Quantum spin liquids, Novel ordered states, Entanglement, etc.
(c). Topology:
Topological insulator, Spin Hall effect, Dirac systems, Topology and frustration, Topology and correlation, etc.
(d). Other related topics

Tentative schedule is as follows:

(A) November 7-11:
workshop on frustrated systems with a one-day symposium on November 11.
(B) November 14-18:
workshop on frustration/topology with a one-day symposium on November 18.
(C) November 21-25:
workshop on strong correlation/topology with a one-day symposium on November 25.
(D) November 28-December 2:
workshop on strong correlation/superconductivity with a one-day symposium on December 2.
(E) December 5-December 9:
workshop covering all topics with a one-day symposium on December 9.


The NQS2011 aims at providing a forum for the novel quantum states in condensed matter with particular emphasis on correlation, frustration and topology. The interaction of physicists working in these fields will stimulate others, and may give new inspiration for further development. Each participant in NQS2011 can stay at the Yukawa Institute during the workshop with an individual office. They can take ample time for discussions with other participants in the comfortable climate of November-December in Kyoto.


The workshops will be held at:

Panasonic International Auditorium of Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP)
Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
Phone: +81-75-753-7008
Fax: +81-75-753-7010

YITP is located in "North Campus" of Kyoto University (Campus Map). See also "information" in "For Participants" page for detailed maps.
For more details about YITP, visit YITP homepage.

organizing committee

Thierry Giamarchi (Geneva)

Norio Kawakami (Kyoto, Chair)

Hikaru Kawamura (Osaka)

Yoshio Kuramoto (Sendai)

Frederic Mila (Lausanne)

Naoto Nagaosa (Tokyo)

Masao Ogata (Tokyo)

Yoshikazu Suzumura (Nagoya)

Takami Tohyama (YITP)

Keisuke Totsuka (YITP)

Kazuo Ueda (ISSP)

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