Quantum Materials at the Nanoscale

7th MaNEP Winter School

January 8 to 13, 2017 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland

The 2017 MaNEP Winter School combines introductory courses with more specialized lectures in the field of correlated quantum matter.

The school aims at a broad introduction to topics of current interest in condensed-matter physics. This year, a special focus is put on nanoscale phenomena in quantum materials, especially on local probes investigating such materials at the nanoscale. Three long lectures will provide an introduction to various classes of materials, to the fundamental aspects of spectroscopy of correlated electron materials, and to microscopy as well as local probes of topography and spectroscopy. Five shorter lectures will cover: recent advances in nanomagnetism and dichalcogenides, as well as introductions to electro-active functional materials, photovoltaics, and to resistive switching in random-access memories.

The school targets an audience at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels. A background in general condensed-matter physics should be sufficient. All lectures are given in English.

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Jeroen van den BrinkIFW Dresden
Patrycja ParuchUniversity of Geneva
Pietro GambardellaETH Zürich
Neven BarišićVienna University of Technology
Gustau CatalanICN2 Barcelona
Mohammad Khaja NazeeruddinEPF Lausanne
Andras KisEPF Lausanne
Frithjof NoltingPaul Scherrer Institute
Marcelo RozenbergLPS Orsay

Program Committee

Thorsten Schmitt (chair), Philipp Aebi, László Forró, Antoine Georges, Patrycja Paruch, Matthias Troyer


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