Fundamentals of Quantum Materials Winter School (January 16-19, 2017)

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 9 November 2016

The inaugural Fundamentals of Quantum Materials Winter School will be held at the University of Maryland, January 16-19, 2017 at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

This school, sponsored by ICAM and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, is aimed at providing fundamental training to our current and future generations of Quantum Materials scientists in synthesis and characterization techniques. It will bring together senior and junior scientists to address topics at the forefront of current research into quantum materials, while also providing pedagogical background and practical training for junior scientists. With an interdisciplinary and diverse crowd including physicists, chemists, and materials scientists, participants will gain a basic functional knowledge of how to plan and carry out synthesis relevant to the study of quantum materials, and will have a unique opportunity to interact with some of the top researchers in the field while networking with fellow peers. 

Program: 

The school will span 4 days, from Monday through Thursday, and will cover a host of material synthesis and characterization techniques. Mornings will include pedagogical lectures by ten of the nation's top practicing quantum materials scientists, while afternoons will be devoted to practical demonstrations in laboratories in the University of Maryland's Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials. The school will also include a poster session that will be attended by senior scientists, and will be coupled with a weekend workshop focused on current research in synthesis, characterization and electronic modelling of quantum materials.

How to apply:

Applications can be submitted hereThe application deadline is Friday, November, 25. Successful applicants will be notified shortly after the deadline and provided with instructions on how to register. Note that a $200 fee will be required upon registration.

All junior scientists (undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs) are encouraged to participate and help forge our future generations of the Quantum Materials community!