Welcome to the Conference on

Strongly Correlated Topological Insulators: SmB6 and Beyond


The conference will cover the current research situation on the mixed valent rare earth compound SmB6, viewed as the current paradigm of a strongly correlated topological insulator.  It will also be forward looking, linking up with other branches of the topological matter community and including other bulk strongly correlated materials where topology plays an important role for novel properties, prospects for thin film sample configurations, prospects for Majorana fermions, and general theories linking topology and strong correlations.


There will be ample time for discussion, both following the talks and in focused general discussion sessions.


There will be a 1.5 day preceding tutorial session for junior scientists.  A total of 11 hours of tutorial sessions (not counting breaks) will be allocated to cover the following general topics:  correlated electron theory, electronic structure, photoemission, 2DEG transport, optics, tunneling, neutron scattering, and SmB6 history.  Our funding support enables us to offer partial travel support for some number of domestic and foreign students.

There will be a poster session that will provide junior scientists (and of course all attendees) an opportunity to present their research.  A set of senior scientists will review the posters and recognize the best. There will also be a few oral presentation slots available for short contributed talks from graduate students. The dimensions for the posters are 31 inches by 38 inches.  The boards are separate from the easels so you can use the dimensions either way.

The tutorial sessions will be held in room 335 West Hall (third floor), the conference sessions will be held in room 340 West Hall (third floor), and the poster session will be held in 411 West Hall.  West Hall is shown by the green arrow and star on the map on the "Travel" page.  Not shown on the map is an obvious and easily visible second-floor enclosed bridge connecting Randall Laboratory and the part of West Hall near the green star.  The West Hall entrance directly under the bridge and directly opposite from Randall Laboratory is convenient to use. 

Financial aid is available for junior scientists (graduate students and postdoctoral scientists). Please see the registration page for more details.


Financial support is from the University of Michigan and from the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter.

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