Quantum Critical Phenomena
Statics and Dynamics
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September 25-27, 2008 in Toronto, Canada
Meeting schedule
Thursday, 25 September

11:00-13:15 Registration, coffee, lunch
13:15-13:30 Opening remarks
13:30-14:15 Stephan Haas Information Theoretical Measures of Quantum Phase Transitions
14:15-15:00 Gerard Milburn Quantum Jahn-Teller bifurcation in ciruit QED
15:00-15:45 Coffee/informal discussion
15:45-16:30 Peter Young Size dependence of minimum gap in the Quantum Adiabatic Algorithm
16:30-17:00 Jingfu Zhang Direct observation of quantum criticality in Ising spin chains
17:00-19:00 Dinner
19:00-19:45 Piers Coleman Quantum Phase Transitions: frontier challenges in condensed matter physics
19:45-20:30 Thomas Vojta Effects of Dissipation on quantum critical points with disorder
20:30-21:00 Bill Atkinson Electodynamic response of coexisting amorphous magnetic and superconducting phases

Friday, 26 September

9:00-9:45 Jan Kycia LiHoF experiment and review
9:45-10:30 Gabriel Aeppli LiHoxY1-xF4: The road between solid state ion trap and quantum critical ferromagnet
10:30-11:00 Coffee/informal discussion
11:00-11:45 Moshe Schechter Dilute anisotropic dipolar systems as random field Ising ferromagnets
11:45-12:15 Michel Gingras Random Field and Spin Glass Physics in LiHoYF4 and Assessment of the (Dy,Ho)(OH)3 Materials as new Transverse Field Ising Systems
12:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Louis Taillefer Quantum critical behaviour in cuprates
14:45-15:30 Tanja Cuk A pressure-tuned electronic tansition in lightly doped Bi2212
15:30-16:00 Coffee/informal discussion
16:00-16:45 Senthil Critical Fermi surfaces and non-fermi-liquid metals
16:45-17:15 Sung-Sik Lee Stability of the U(1) spin liquid with spinon Fermi surface in 2+1 dimensions
17:15-17:45 Nayana Shah Quantum phase transitions in low dimensional superconductors
17:45-18:15 Adrian del Maestro Infinite randomness and the superconductor-metal transition
19:30-22:00 Banquet

Saturday, 27 September

9:00-9:45 Dietrich Belitz First order versus second order transitions in quantum magnets
9:45-10:30 Leon Balents Quantum criticality in orbitally degenerate insulator FeSc2S4
10:30-11:15 Coffee/informal discussion
11:15-12:00 Matthew Fisher Critical quantum spin liquid on the triangular zigzag strip with ring exchange
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Subir Sachdev Dynamics and transport of the Z_2 spin liquid
14:45-15:30 Nikolai Prokof'ev Search for Deconfined Criticality: SU(2) Dejavu
15:30-16:00 Coffee/informal discussion
16:00-16:45 Andrew Mackenzie Thermodynamics of phase formation in Sr3Ru2O7
16:45-17:00 Concluding Remark
17:00 Meeting ends

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