This International School is the 6th in a series of joint international schools organized by the IMPRS-CMS and the Max Planck-UBC Center for Quantum Materials in Vancouver.

Scope of the School:

Coupling between motional and spin degrees of freedom of electrons in solids is a genuinely relativistic effect, which leads to a plethora of interesting phenomena and underlies the physics of some of the most exciting quantum materials discovered in recent decades. This includes topological insulators and superconductors, Weyl and Dirac semimetals, and various strongly correlated complex oxides, such as iridates and ruthenates.
In a series of pedagogical lectures the school will introduce the general concept of spin-orbit coupling in atoms and in solids and then will proceed to describe various classes of materials where these effects are strongly manifested.

Topics and Speaker

  • Spin-orbit coupling from atoms to solid
    Marco Grioni (EPFL, Lausanne), Maurits W. Haverkort (MPI for Solid State Research)
  • Topological insulators and superconductors
    Marcel Franz (UBC, Vancouver), David Hsieh (Caltech, Pasadena)
  • Spin-orbit coupling in correlated systems
    B.J. Kim (MPI for Solid State Research), Natalia B. Perkins (University of Minnesota)
  • New frontiers
    James Analytis (UC Berkeley)

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