Aspen Center for Physics - Winter Conference 2023

The advent of moiré quantum materials has opened an entirely new highly tunable platform for exploring the interplay between electronic structure, interactions, symmetry, and topology. Starting with the discovery of correlated insulator states and superconductivity in magic-angle, twisted bilayer graphene (MATBG), a growing variety of moiré systems have emerged. This has resulted in many novel correlated and topological phenomena, including new quantum anomalous Hall systems, generalized Wigner crystals, and integer and fractional Chern insulators, among others. This rich phenomenology has attracted enormous theoretical attention and, simultaneously, the interest of the entire repertoire of experimental condensed matter techniques to deepen our understanding of these exotic phases.

This conference will bring together the broad community of researchers interested in all these topics of moiré materials. We aim to have a healthy mix of experimentalists and theorists and will recruit high quality speakers in all of the topics mentioned above. Finally, as progress in the field has been rapid, a few slots will be reserved for breaking news related to the conference topics.

Location: Aspen Center for Physics (ACP)
Deadline to apply: September 30, 2022
Link to ACP application

Confirmed speakers:

Eva Andrei (Rutgers)
Leni Bascones (Madrid)
Andrei Bernevig (Princeton)
Jennifer Cano (Stony Brook)
Laura Classen (MPI Stuttgart)
Cory Dean (Columbia)
Dmitri Efetov (Munchen)
Shahal Ilani (Weizmann)
Philip Kim (Harvard)
Eun-Ah Kim (Cornell)
Leo Li (Brown)
Stevan Nadj-Perge (Caltech)
Abhay Pasupathy (Columbia)
Cecile Repellin (Grenoble)
Jie Shan (Cornell)
Senthil Todadri (MIT)
Oskar Vafek (FSU)
Ashvin Vishwanath (Harvard)
Feng Wang (UC Berkeley)
Sanfeng Wu (Princeton)
Amir Yacoby
Andrea Young (UCSB)

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Co-organizers:
Professor Jennifer Cano, Stony Brook University, jennifer.cano@stonybrook.edu
Professor Jie Shan, Cornell University jie.shan@cornell.edu
Professor Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, MIT, pjarillo@mit.edu
Professor Ali Yazdani, Princeton, yazdani@princeton.edu

Left: Electrons interact in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene. Right: two graphene sheets stacked with a twist make a long-wavelength moiré pattern.
Left: Electrons interact in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene. Right: two graphene sheets stacked with a twist make a long-wavelength moiré pattern.