Invited speakers

We are delighted to announce the following invited speakers:

Prof. Alberto Morpurgo,
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Morpurgo’s interests span a broad range of material systems, including graphene and carbon-nanotubes, molecular semiconductors, hybrid normal/superconductor circuits, and topological insulators. 
Prof. Christian Pfleiderer
Technical University Munich, Germany

The primary focus of Prof. Pfleiderer’s research is the systematic search for new material properties with unusual topological characteristics and strong electronic correlations in the areas of magnetism and superconductivity.

Dr. Manuel Brando,
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany

Dr. Brando’s interests include quantum phase transitions, non-Fermi-liquid phenomena and unconventional superconductivity in metals - mostly 3d-electron and 4f-electron systems - in particular in heavy- fermion compounds.
Dr. Chris Hooley,
School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Dr. Hooley's interests span all aspects of the quantum many-body problem, ranging from vortex-mediated melting in layered systems with competing orders, Majorana-paired mean-field states in magnetic systems and spin-orbit interaction in the jellium model.
Prof. James Sauls,
Northwestern University, Department of Physics & Astronomy, USA

Prof. Sauls interests involve the theoretical foundations of collective and emergent behaviour of condensed matter systems at low temperatures, especially in the presence of strong electromagnetic or acoustic radiation fields where quantum effects are important.