ISSP workshop "Topological Aspects in Correlated Electron Systems" at ISSP on 26th March 2015.

This workshop is intended to deepen our understanding on novel phenomena that has been seen in many correlated electrons and its possible relation to topology of electronic structure and/or spin texture. Experts from the field will give us both pedagogical and advanced talks on topical subjects covering iridates, heavy fermions, Bismuth, Axion or Weyl anomaly in metals. It would be also nice if we could enhance our collaborative study among participants. For the latter perspective, the workshop will be supported by both ISSP workshop series, and our JSPS project for Strategic International Networks Project on Topological Phenomena in Novel Quantum Materials.

The workshop consists of two parts. The morning session will be a pedagogical lecture for non-experts on “Novel correlated topological phases in correlated materials.” by Prof. Leon Balents (UCSB). The afternoon session will take the form of a series of invited talks intended for experts.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

ISSP Workshop on “Topological Aspects in Correlated Electron Systems” 26th Mar. 2015
(Place: Seminar Room A615 in ISSP, Tokyo, Japan)

10:00~10:05 Masashi Takigawa (ISSP)

10:05~12:00 Leon Balents (UCSB) :10th Novel Quantum Phase Lecture Series
Novel topological phases in strongly correlated electron systems( abstract )

12:00~13:00 Lunch

13:00~13:45 Luis Balicas (NHMFL)
Evidence for the axial anomaly in a quasi-two-dimensional metal( abstract )

13:45~14:30 Masaki Oshikawa (ISSP)
Chiral Magnetic Field in Insulators ( abstract )

(Coffee Break 20 min)

14:50~15:35 Yuki Fuseya (UEC, Tokyo)
Spin Hall Effect and Large Anisotropic g-Factor of Bismuth( abstract )

15:35~16:20 Robert Kuechler (MPI-CPfS)
Thermodynamic evidence for valley-dependent density of states in bulk bismuth( abstract )

(Coffee Break 20 min)

16:40~17:25  Takahiro Tomita (ISSP)
Strange Metal Without Magnetic Criticality( abstract )

17:25~18:10  Andriy Nevidomskyy (Rice Univ.)
Quantum criticality, nodal hybridization and non-trivial topology in β-YbAlB4 ( abstract )

Those who are interested to attend this, please contact Dr. Hioryuki Suzuki (  

We are looking forward to seeing you in March!

Masashi Takigawa, Toshiro Sakakibara, Masaki Oshikawa, and Satoru Nakatsuji