Condensed matter physics is the branch of physics that studies systems of very large numbers of particles in a condensed state, like solids or liquids. Condensed matter physics wants to answer questions like: why is a material magnetic? Or why is it insulating or conducting? Or new, exciting questions like: what materials are good to make a reliable quantum computer? Can we describe gravity as the behavior of a material? The behavior of a system with many particles is very different from that of its individual particles. We say that the laws of many body physics are emergent or collective. Emergence explains the beauty of physics laws.
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16 talksCollection Number C18013
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Quantum scale anomaly in a twodimensional Fermi gas
Philipp Preiss Universität Heidelberg
PIRSA:18060044 
Relativistic False Vacuum Decay in Analogue Cold Atom Systems
Jonathan Braden Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)
PIRSA:18060042 
Bounds on Thermalization and Viscosity from the Average Null Energy Condition & Magnetic States with nontrivial Topology

Wolfgang Simeth Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Luca Delacretaz Stanford University
PIRSA:18060036 


Geometric Aspects of Condensed Matter Systems
Matthew Roberts Imperial College London
PIRSA:18060039 
Anomalous Dimensions for Conserved Currents from Holographic Dilatonic Models to Superconductivity
Philip Phillips University of Illinois System
PIRSA:18060038 

Confinement Transition of Ising Gauge Theories Coupled to Gapless Fermions
Snir Gazit Hebrew University of Jerusalem
PIRSA:18060035


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From 3D TQFTs to 4D models with defects
Bianca Dittrich Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Hopf algebras and parafermionic lattice models
Joost Slingerland National University of Ireland

Frobenius algebras, Hopf algebras and 3categories
David Reutter Universität Hamburg




Interacting Hopf monoids and Graphical Linear Algebra
Pawel Sobocinski University of Southampton

Introduction to CQM
Ross Duncan University of Oxford


4 Corners Southwest Ontario Condensed Matter Symposium 2017
11 talksCollection Number C17016Talk




Understanding the Emergence of Chiral Spin Liquids in Mott Insulators
Ciaran Hickey University of Toronto

Manybody physics in a trapped ion quantum simulator
KaziRajibul Islam Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)

Topological states in honeycomb materials
HaeYoung Kee University of Toronto


Entanglement area law in superfluid 4He
Chris Herdman Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)


4 Corners Southwest Ontario Condensed Matter Symposium
9 talksCollection Number C16007Talk


Universal Dynamic Magnetism in the Ytterbium Pyrochlores
Alannah Hallas McMaster University

Spin Slush in an Extended Spin Ice Model
Jeff Rau University of Waterloo

Stochastic Resonance Magnetic Force Microscopy: A Technique for Nanoscale Imaging of Vortex Dynamics
Raffi Budakian Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)



Honeycomb lattice quantum magnets with strong spinorbit coupling
YoungJune Kim University of Toronto

Superconductivity and Charge Density Waves in the Clean 2D Limit
Adam Tsen Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)


Low Energy Challenges for High Energy Physicists 3
16 talksCollection Number C18013Throughout the history of quantum field theory there has been a rich crosspollination between high energy and condensed matter physics. From the theory of renormalization to the consequences of spontaneous symmetry breaking this interaction has been an incredibly fruitful one. In the last decade there has been a strong resurgence of interest in condensed matter systems in the high energy theoretical physics community. Taking advantage of developments in conformal field theories the conformal bootstrap gauge/gravity and other type of dualities as well as effective field theory techniques high energy theorists with all kinds of specialist backgrounds are thinking about the diverse behavior exhibited in low energy physical systems. Recent developments also employed quantum field theory ideas to improve our understanding of condensed and quantum matter systems as for example Femi liquids strange metals or the behavior of topological defects in ultra cold atom gases. For certain questions such approaches present relevant advantages with respect to more traditional techniques. Moreover in recent years the interplay between high energy and condensed matter physics found new fuel in the search for light dark matter. Indeed theoretical analyses have recently shifted the attention towards model for subGeV dark matter. The condensed matter community has played a crucial role in the design of possible new materials and detectors that could allow the observation of such particles. The aim of this workshop is to bring together likeminded high energy theorists with appropriate condensed matter theorists and experimentalists to tackle some of the most interesting problems in modern physics. The format has been designed to allow for plenty of time for open discussion and interaction between the participants. This will reinvigorate existing collaborations as well as create new fruitful ones.

Hopf Algebras in Kitaev's Quantum Double Models: Mathematical Connections from Gauge Theory to Topological Quantum Computing and Categorical Quantum Mechanics
18 talksCollection Number C17029The Kitaev quantum double models are a family of topologically ordered spin models originally proposed to exploit the novel condensed matter phenomenology of topological phases for faulttolerant quantum computation. Their physics is inherited from topological quantum field theories, while their underlying mathematical structure is based on a class of Hopf algebras. This structure is also seen across diverse fields of physics, and so allows connections to be made between the Kitaev models and topics as varied as quantum gauge theory and modified strong complementarity. This workshop will explore this shared mathematical structure and in so doing develop the connections between the fields of mathematical physics, quantum gravity, quantum information, condensed matter and quantum foundations.

4 Corners Southwest Ontario Condensed Matter Symposium 2017
11 talksCollection Number C17016This tenth annual oneday symposium aims to provide an opportunity for condensed matter researchers in Southwest Ontario to gather and discuss informally their most recent research. The general format of the meeting consists of 2 guest speakers and 57 contributed talks. The names of the contributing speakers and title of their talks will be announced later. Registration begins at 9:30 am. The meeting is expected to start around 9:45 am and end between 55:30 pm. A lunch will be provided by the Black Hole Bistro.
There will be two keynote speaker for the symposium; Professor Andrew Mackenzie from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids,Dresden and Professor Anders Sandvik from Boston University. Their talk titles will be announced at a later date.
Registration for this event will open shortly.

4 Corners Southwest Ontario Condensed Matter Symposium
9 talksCollection Number C160074 Corners Southwest Ontario Condensed Matter Symposium