Topological phases and strong correlations in many-body systems and light-matter hybrids

Monday, November 6, 2023 - 8:00am to Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 6:00pm
60 Garden Street Cambridge MA 02138 (Phillips Auditorium)

In the last decades, condensed matter, atomic and optical physics have come together to give rise to new fields of physics a t their intersection following the remarkable experimental and theoretical advances. On one hand, atomic, photonic and mesoscopic quantum platforms have made possible the simulation of strongly correlated and topological phases of quantum matter. On the other side, ultra-fast and non-linear techniques of optical physics have provided new tools to probe and drive materials out-of-equilibrium at the quantum level with strong electromagnetic fields, i.e., Floquet e ngineering. A new endeavor at the intersection between these fields is the possibility to control and engineer quantum matter with quantum fields originating from a cavity i.e., cavity QED engineering a s a result of strong and ultra-strong coupling between light and matter.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together scientists from the vibrant fields of topological and strongly correlated condensed matter, quantum simulation, Floquet engineering and cavity QED materials, in order create an interacting engagement between the different communities. This will allow the mutual exchange of knowledge, expertise and tools between the different communities, will push these fields in to new exciting directions and draw the future lines of research to be explored on how the nature of quantum matter can be probed, controlled and engineered.

Final Schedule:

Organizing Committee: 

Ceren Dag (ITAMP, Harvard)
Eugene Demler (ETH)
Nuh Gedik (MIT)
Vasilis Rokaj (ITAMP, Harvard)


Dima Abanin (Princeton University)
Monika Aidelsburger (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
Andrea Cavalleri (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg)
Martin Eckstein (University of Hamburg)
Jerome Faist (ETH, Zurich)
Daniele Fausti (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Johannes Feist (Autonomous University of Madrid)
Mohammad Hafezi (University of Maryland)
Junichiro Kono (Rice University)
James McIver (Columbia University)
Aditi Mitra (New York University)
Matteo Mitrano (Harvard University)
Takashi Oka (University of Tokyo)
Gil Refael (California Institute of Technology)
Angel Rubio (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Hamburg)
Jonathan Simon (Stanford University)
Jie Shan (Cornell University)
Ashvin Vishwanath (Harvard University)
Joel Yuen-Zhou (University of California San Diego)
Shuyun Zhou (Tsinghua University)
Monika Schleier-Smith (Stanford University)
David Hsieh (California Institute of Technology)

Short Talks:
Donsung Choi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Jon Curtis (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ceren B. Dag (ITAMP, Harvard University)
John Sous (University of California, San Diego)
Vasilis Rokaj (ITAMP, Harvard University)
Jie Wang (Harvard University)
Marios Michael (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter)