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Autumn School on Correlated Electrons 2015

Many-Body Physics - From Kondo to Hubbard

20 October 2015

For the week from 21-25 September, Jülich was the destination of 120 young researchers working in the field of strongly correlated materials. Continuing the successful tradition of the Autumn Schools on Correlated Electrons started in 2011, the programme of 16 lectures given by internationally-recognized scientists aimed at bringing young investigators quickly up to speed for pursuing original research of their own. The school proved so attractive that access had to be limited in order not to exceed the capacity of the PGI lecture hall.

Gruppenbild Autumn School 2015Participants of the Autumn-School on Correlated Electrons 2015
Copyright: Forschungszentrum Jülich

The School was led by Eva Pavarini from the Institute for Advanced Simulations (IAS) and Erik Koch from the German Research School for Simulation Sciences (GRS).
It followed the successful format of the previous schools with 90-minute lectures plus ample time for discussions.

The lectures addressed the physics of heavy Fermions and the Kondo effect, analytical and numerical approaches to the many-body problem, methods to understand the Hubbard model, and the foundations of frustrated spin systems.

Students enthusiastically took the opportunity to interact with the outstanding scientists who taught at the school. In addition a poster session allowed them to present their projects and to expand their network in the global research community, represented by participants from, besides Germany and the EU, Israel, Russia, India, Singapore, China, the USA, and Canada.

Many of the students were supported generously by the DFG Research Unit 1346 "Dynamical Mean-Field Approach with Predictive Power for Strongly Correlated Systems”. FOR 1346 also supported part of the lecturers. Some international participants received Travel Awards from the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM). ICAM also sponsored three overseas speakers.

To enhance their impact, the lecturers prepared comprehensive notes, which were printed as a book that was ready for the beginning of the school. These lecture notes will help to fill the acute gap between introductory textbooks and the research literature as evident from the high demand also outside the school. To be as widely accessible as possible, the book has been made available via Open Access:

Eva Pavarini, Erik Koch, and Piers Coleman (Eds.)
Many-Body Physics: From Kondo to Hubbard
Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 5
Verlag des Forschungszentrums Jülich, 2015
500p., ISBN 978-3-95806-074-6

Ordering the book:

Verlag des Forschungszentrums Jülich


Many-Body Physics: From Kondo to Hubbard oder

Emergent Phenomena in Correlated Matter

Lecture slides and notes are available here

German Research School for Simulation Sciences