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KITP Conference: Exotic Order and Criticality in Quantum Matter (Jun 7-11, 2004)
Coordinators: L. Balents, S. Das Sarma, S. Sachdev, S. Sondhi, M. Troyer

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Monday, June 07, 2004

8:45am David Gross, Director (KITP) Welcome to the KITP! [Aud][Cam]
9:00am Anders Sandvik (Boston University) Quantum-criticality in diluted 2D antiferromagnets[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Xiao-Gang Wen (MIT) From new states of matter to a unification of gauge interaction and fermi statistics[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Radu Coldea (Oxford) Neutron scattering from spinons in the anisotropic triangular quantum magnet Cs2CuCl4[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm Michael Freedman (Microsoft Research) Algebra vs. Analysis in Loop & Web Models for TQFTs[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Chetan Nayak (UCLA) Quantum Loop Gas Approach to Topological States of Matter [Slides][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:30pm John Preskill (Caltech) Topological quantum computing for beginners[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SESSION ENDS
5:45pm FIRST VAN TO BWSCI


Tuesday, June 08, 2004

9:00am Olexei Motrunich (KITP) Emergent Photons and New Transitions in the O(3)Sigma Model with Hedgehog Suppression[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Ashvin Vishwanath (UC ~ Berkeley) Landau Forbidden Transitions and Deconfined Criticality in Quantum Magnets[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Senthil Todadri (MIT) Deconfined quantum criticality and underdoped cuprates[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm Carsten Timm (FU Berlin) Diluted (ferro-) magnetic semiconductors: An overview[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Thomas Rosenbaum (University of Chicago) Non-Linear Dynamics in Spin Liquids[Aud][Cam]
4:00pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:30pm Antoine Georges (Centre de Physique Theorique Ecole Polytechnique) When Mott and Peierls meet: interplay of correlation effects with structural and orbital degrees of freedom[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION/POSTER SESSION & DINNER
7:15pm FIRST VAN TO BWSCI


Wednesday, June 09, 2004

9:00am Ali Yazdani (UIUC) Electronic Ordering in the Pseudogap State of High-Tc Cuprates[Aud][Cam]
9:55am MORNING BREAK
10:05 Robert Hill (University of Waterloo) Thermal Conductivity in Cuprates: High Energy Gaps from Low Energy Quasiparticles[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:00am Robert Schrieffer (Florida State University) Gauge Theory of Pairing and Spin Fluctuations Near the Quantum Critical Point[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:40 Naoto Nagaosa (University of Tokyo) Berry Phase and Dissipationless Currents in Solids[Aud][Cam]
1:00pm BEACH BARBEQUE
2:00pm FREE AFTERNOON
2:30pm FIRST VAN TO BWSCI ~ LEAVING FROM THE KITP


Thursday, June 10, 2004

9:00am Jim Eisenstein (Caltech) Experiments on a Quantum Hall Exciton Condensate[Slides][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Leo Radzihovsky (University of Colorado / JILA) Critical Phases: Strange Elasticity of Liquid-Crystal Rubber[Slides][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Eugene Demler (Harvard University) Many-body phases of ultracold atoms in optical lattices and magnetic microtraps[Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm Oleg Tchernyshyov (Johns Hopkins) Quantum magnets with strong frustration.[Slides][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Hidenori Takagi (University of Tokyo) Spin and Charge Frustration in Spinel Oxides[Slides][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm Hidekazu Tanaka (Tokyo Institute of Technology) Magnetic Quantum Phase Transitions in Coupled Spin Dimer Systems[Slides][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm RECEPTION FOLLOWED BY DINNER
7:15pm FIRST VAN TO BWSCI


Friday, June 11, 2004

10:15am All Participants DISCUSSION [Aud][Cam]
11:45am Sankar Das Sarma (Univ of Maryland) SUMMARY[Slides][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
CONFERENCE ENDS

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