Les Houches – WE Heraeus school on

Fermi surface, novel quantum phases, and superconductivity in strongly correlated electrons systems

March 27 – April 01, 2022

at Les Houches (France)

Exploring, understanding, and describing materials with strong electronic Coulomb correlations remain among the big challenges of modern condensed-matter physics. Well-known examples of such systems are transition-metal oxides, metals containing lanthanide or actinide atoms, and organic conductors. At low temperatures, these materials exhibit novel phenomena such as metal-to-insulator transitions, heavy-fermion behavior, unconventional superconductivity, unusual magnetism, stripe and nematic orders as well as pronounced deviations from the typical universal metallic behavior. Superconductivity and ferromagnetism are not only found to coexist but even to cooperate. A central goal of the research, thereby, is to develop, on the theoretical side, a quantitative microscopic understanding of the possible complex states and their interactions as well as, on the experimental side, to characterize them using the broadest possible range of measurement methods.

The aim of the school is to deepen the understanding of the physics of quantum materials with a focus on superconductivity. The lectures will address materials growth, measurement techniques, experimental results, theory, computation, and general understanding. We attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamental ideas, the current status, the recent developments, and the perspective future directions in the field.


Important dates:

  • Deadline for registration : 15th november 2021
  • Acceptance to the school : 15th december 2021
  • Payment of the fees : On site
  • Deadline for sending poster abstract : 1st  March 2022
  • Deadline for cancellation : 1st  March 2022
  • Satellite event : Pre-school in Grenoble : 23th – 25th March 2022
  • Beginning of the school : 27th March 2022 (Arrival for dinner)
  • Departure : 1st April after lunch

email: fermi-sces.contact@neel.cnrs.fr