Condensed Matter - Quantum Criticality

January 3 - 9, 1999

Aspen Center for Physics


Gabriel Aeppli

NEC Research Institute
4 Independence Way
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609.951.2658
Fax: 609.951.2482

Sudip Chakravarty

Department of Physics
and Astronomy - UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547
Phone: 310.825.4974
Fax: 310.825.5734

Quantum mechanics has been crucially important in understanding the properties of condensed matter since its discovery. Now, quantum aspects of condensed matter, along with classical phenomenology, form the core of condensed matter physics. In recent years, it has become clear that large classes of materials exhibit critical behavior that are governed by a zero temperature critical point at which a phase transition takes place between distinct quantum states of matter. In this workshop we focus on this phenomena emphasizing quantum magnetism in 1, 2, and 3-dimensional systems, metal-insulator transition in two dimensions, quantum spin glasses, and a number of other quantum phase transitions, such as dissipative quantum systems.

Application Deadline: October 15, 1998


Application Form for this workshop.