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Conferences & Workshops

Sept. 25-27, 2019 Annual IFW Summer School for PhD students in Szczecin, Polan

Sept. 15-20, 2019


ECASIA19: 18th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis

Sept. 13-20, 2019

 Summer School Spectroelectrochemistry, IFW Dresden
May 20/21, 2019 International Workshop "Topology meets materials – Weizmann meets Dresden", IFW Dresden
March 28/29, 2019 

International Workshop "Quantum Dynamics, Transport, and Exotic Orders: Strolling among Spins and Strong Correlations", IFW Dresden

March 28/29, 2019 Joint workshop of BAM Berlin and IFW Dresden, IFW Dresden

Dec. 4-5. 2018

 UKRATOP Workshop, IFW Dresden

Oct. 1 – 2, 2018


SAW Symposium, Westin Bellevue Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Aug. 28-30, 2018 Spin , waves & interactions 2018, Greifswald, Germany

April 8- 11, 2018


667. WE-Heraeus-Seminar on System-oriented approach to thermoelectrics: Materials – Interfaces – Devices in Bad Honnef, Germany

March 11-16, 2018


Joint Conference of the Condensed Matter Divisions of the DPG and EPS,

  • Session "Geometry and Topology-Controlled Nanoarchitectures", organized by Prof. Dr. V. Fomin, IFW Dresden
  • Symposium “Topology in Condensed Matter Physics (SYTO)”, co-organizer Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Brink, IFW Dresden
  • Symposium “Voltage Control of Functional Interfaces: Magneto-ionic Meet Memristive Systems (SYVC)”, Co-organizer Dr. Karin Leistner, IFW Dresden

Feb. 1, 2018


Workshop of the DFG Priority Programme 1458 “High Temperature Superconductivity in Iron Pnictides“, IFW Dresden

Jan.  29-31, 2018


EPSQMat 2018: International Workshop on Electron and photon spectroscopies of quantum materials: status and perspectives, IFW Dresden

Lectures this week

Tuesday 17.09.2019
Location IFW Dresden D2E.27
Speaker Cristina Diamantini
Topic Superinsulators, a toy realization of QCD in condensed matter
Superinsulators, a new topological state of matter, are dual superconductors, dissipationless vortex condensate with infinite resistance. This state of matter has been predicted in the critical vicinity of the superconductor-insulator transition (SIT) which is completely determined by charge-vortex topological interactions embodied by the Aharonov-Bohm/Aharonov- Casher (ABC) phases they acquire when encircling one another. On the insulating side this leads to a phase which is a single-color, asymptotically safe version of QCD in which the infinite resistance is caused by the linear confinement of charges. This phase has been experimentally detected in TiN, NbTiN and InO superconducting thin films, including signatures of asymptotically safe behaviour and of the dual, electric Meissner effect. This makes superinsulatots a “toy realization” of QCD with Cooper pairs playing the role of quarks.

Invited by Dr. Flavio de Souza Nogueira
Contact Grit Rötzer

Tuesday 17.09.2019
IMW - PhD Seminar 13:00
Location IFW Dresden D2E.27
Speaker Zhenhui Liu
Topic Synthesis silicon-based thermoelectric materials from silicon slurries
Invited by Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch
Contact Ines Firlle

Tuesday 17.09.2019
Location IFW Dresden D2E.27
Speaker Michelle Johannes
Topic How materials physics drives Li ion battery performance

Invited by Dr. Klaus Koepernik
Contact Grit Rötzer

Wednesday 18.09.2019
IMW - PhD Seminar 15:00
Location IFW Dresden D2E.27
Speaker Samaneh Bayesteh
Topic Top-down synthesis routes to improving thermoelectric properties of quantum materials
Invited by Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch
Contact Ines Firlle

Friday 20.09.2019
Location Hörsaal, IFW Dresden A1E.10
Speaker Jos Landers
Topic Publishing advanced materials science with Wiley under the Projekt DEAL “Publish & Read” agreement – How to maximize your success!
Jos Lenders, Deputy Editor of Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, and Advanced Optical Materials at Wiley, will track important trends and developments in materials science publishing and the Advanced journals program. Together, these journals receive more than 100 submissions every day, and only around 15% make it to publication. So, what do editors do to select the very best papers, and what can authors do to optimize their chances of having their manuscripts accepted? Jos hopes to provide insight into these topics as well as some tips for your publication strategy. The talk will further include an update on Projekt DEAL, the “Publish & Read” agreement between Wiley and a consortium of over 700 German universities and research institutes, allowing scientists from those organizations to have access to and publish Open Access in all of Wiley’s journals. Anybody who is enthused about where scientific publishing will go next is welcome to join the seminar and discussion.

Invited by Prof. Dr. Oliver G. Schmidt
Contact Kristina Krummer

Lectures next week

Tuesday 24.09.2019
Location IFW Dresden D2E.27
Speaker Daniel Varjas
Topic Topological invariants and perturbation theory in disordered and mesoscopic systems using the kernel polynomial method
We present new algorithms based on the kernel polynomial method, that allow us to study the topology and response of samples with more than 10^7 degrees of freedom. We calculate topological invariants of bulk disordered insulators, such as alloys, quasicrystals, and amorphous systems. In particular, we apply our method to the mirror Chern number using an atomistic model of PbSnTe alloy and tighten the critical concentration for the phase transition. We also develop the hybrid kernel polynomial method, which allows accurate and efficient treatment of both subgap and continuum states. We use this approach to improve the computation of supercurrent and inductance in a Josephson junction, and the construction of perturbative effective Hamiltonians describing the interaction of spin qubits defined in a two dimensional electron gas.

Invited by Dr. Ion Cosma Fulga
Contact Grit Rötzer

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