Invited speakers

We are delighted to announce the following invited speakers:

Dr. Alix McCollam 
Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL 

Dr. McCollam’s interests span magnetism, quantum criticality, superconductivity and Fermi-surface studies of various materials from heavy fermions to oxides interfaces. She has also developed high sensitivity magnetometry techniques for use in high magnetic fields.
Dr. Rebeca Ribeiro-Palau 
Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology CNRS, Paris Sud University, FR

Dr Ribeiro-Palau research spans the generation and control of different topological orders in van der Waals heterostructures.
Prof. Sir Michael Berry 
University of Bristol, UK 

Prof. Berry is famous for his discovery of the geometric phase (or Berry phase) in quantum mechanics. The deep and fundamental implications of his work underpin numerous areas of physics, most notably topological effects. 
Dr. Clifford Hicks 
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Dresden, Germany

Dr. Hicks focuses on uniaxial pressure experiments using cryogenic scanning probe microscopy to look at a range of correlated materials including unconventional superconductors, ruthenium oxides 
and delafossite compounds.


Prof. Dragan Mihailović 
Jozef Stefan Institute, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Prof. Mihailović has worked extensively on the theory governing the non-equilibrium dynamics of electrons in strongly correlated systems that have been photo-excited. In particular he has developed a number of phenomelogical and numerical methods for describing relaxation processes in applicable to numerous systems such as superconductors, CDW systems, manganites, heavy fermions, MgB2 and functional materials with electronically driven transitions.