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KITP Conference: Critical Issues Related to Higher Temperature Superconductors (June 22-26)     
Sponsored, in part, by Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
Coordinators: Leon Balents, Malcolm R. Beasley, Eduardo H. Fradkin, Michael Norman

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Monday, June 22, 2009

The Landscape of Higher Tc Superconductivity
Morning Session Chair: Eduardo Fradkin (Univ. Illinois)
[Talks are 30 min + 15 min Discussion]

8:50am Martin Einhorn
(KITP Deputy Director)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Steve Kivelson
(Stanford)
High Temperature Superconductivity is a Crossover Phenomenon [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Paul Canfield
(ISU/Ames Nat'l Lab)
Higher Tc Superconducitivty: Where We Have Found It, What We Have Done With It and Where We Should Look For It [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Malcolm Beasley
(Stanford)
Will Higher Tc Be Useful? Yes, But! [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am DISCUSSION
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Lessons from Materials Theory
Afternoon Session Chair: Peter Hirschfeld (Univ. Florida)
[Talks are 30 min + 15 min Discussion]

2:00pm Warren Pickett
(UC Davis)
Two Dimensionality in Conventional and Unconventional Superconductors [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Gabriel Kotliar
(Rutgers)
Correlated Superconductivity in the Copper Oxide Planes: A Cluster DMFT Perspective [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm George Sawatzky
(Univ. British Columbia)
Unconventional Screening and Non Uniform Polarizability in Ionic Solids: Possible Attractive Nearest Neighbor Interactions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Experimental Search Panel

4:45pm Ivan Bozovic, Panel Chair
(BNL)
Panelists: Robert Cava (Princeton), Theodore Geballe (Stanford), Richard Greene (Univ. Maryland), Jochen Mannhart (Univ. Augsburg), Brian Maple (UCSD) [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pairing Mechanisms
Morning Session Chair: Mike Norman (ANL)
[Talks are 30 min + 15 min Discussion]

9:00am Philip Anderson
(Princeton)
Hidden Fermi Liquid [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Andrey Chubukov
(Univ. Wisconsin)
Superconductivity Due to Massless Boson Exchange [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Marvin Cohen
(UC Berkeley)
Boson Induced Pairing: Horses and Zebras [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Douglas Scalapino
(UCSB)
The Structure of the Hubbard Model Pairing Interaction [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Spectroscopy
Afternoon Session Chair: Juan Carlos Campuzano (Univ. Illinois Chicago)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:00pm Thomas Dahm
(Univ. Tuebingen)
Strength of the Spin Fluctuation Mediated Pairing Interaction in YBCO_6.6 [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Thomas Timusk
(McMaster Univ.)
Self Energy Spectroscopy of Superconductors [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Zahid Hasan
(Princeton)
Higher Tc and Figure of Merits Beyond the Cuprate Paradigm [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Ali Yazdani
(Princeton)
Evolution of Electronic Excitations with Doping & Temperature in Superconducting & Pseudogap States of High-Tc Cuprates [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Peter Abbamonte
(Univ. Illinois-Urbana)
Interface Charge Accumulation in La2-xSrxCuO4 Heterostructures: Insights from Resonant X-Ray Scattering [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm RECEPTION KITP Courtyard
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Emergent Spatial Structure and its Role
Morning Session Chair: Jan Zaanen (Univ. Leiden)
[Talks are 30 min + 15 min Discussion]

9:00am J.C. Seamus Davis
(Cornell)
Atomic Scale Imaging of the Characteristic Electronic Excitations in the Cuprate Superconducting and Pseudogap Phases [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Eun-Ah Kim
(Cornell)
Electronic Nematic in Cuprates? [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Suchitra Sebastian
(Univ. Cambridge)
Quantum Oscillations to Probe the Relation of Unconventional Superconductivity to Spin Ordering and the Proximity to the Mott Regime [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am John Tranquada
(Brookhaven Nat'l Lab)
Experimental Evidence for Striped Superconductivity in LBCO [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm Matthias Vojta
(Univ. Cologne)
Properties of Valence-Bond Stripes in Cuprates [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm FREE AFTERNOON Shuttle Available to BWSCI

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pnictides and Beyond
Morning Session Chair: Elihu Abrahams (Rutgers)
[Talks are 30 min + 15 min Discussion]

9:00am Ashvin Vishwanath
(UC Berkeley)
Structure, Magnetism and Pairing in the Iron Based Superconductors [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Igor Mazin
(Naval Research Lab)
General Properties of s_{+/-} Superconductors [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Cenke Xu
(Harvard)
Nematic and Magnetic Orders in Fe-based Superconductors [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am David Mandrus
(Oak Ridge Natl Lab)
BaFe2As2: A Model Platform for Unconventional Superconductivity [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Exotic Mechanisms of Superconductivity
Afternoon Session Chair: Leon Balents (KITP)
[Talks are 20 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:00pm Senthil Todadri
(MIT)
Physics of Underdoped Cuprates: A Phenomenological Synthesis and a Microscopic Theory [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Philip Phillips
(Univ. Illinois-Urbana)
Mottness and Strong Coupling: Hidden Charge 2e Boson in the Normal State of the Cuprates[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Matthew Fisher
(Microsoft)
D-wave Metals for 2d Bosons and Electrons [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm Victor Galitski
(Univ. Maryland)
Paired Electron Pockets in the Hole-Doped Cuprates [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Kazushi Kanoda
(Univ. Tokyo)
Mott Physics and Superconductivity in Q2D Organics [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm RECEPTION KITP Courtyard
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Further Afield
Morning Session Chair: Eduardo Fradkin (Univ. Illinois)
[Talks are 30 min + 15 min Discussion]

9:00am Ivan Bozovic
(Brookhaven Nat'l Lab)
Atomic-Layer Engineering: A Path to Novel Superconductors? [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Eugene Demler
(Harvard)
Nonequilibrium Dynamics of the Hubbard Model [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am Steve White
(UC Irvine)
Minimally Entangled Typical Thermal States [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Richard Scalettar
(UC Davis)
Critical Temperatures of the Attractive Hubbard Model: The Effects of Disorder and Population Imbalance [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Catherine Kallin
(McMaster Univ.)
Final Thoughts [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
1:00pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm CONFERENCE END Shuttle Available to BWSCI. *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus (See Jocelyn to sign up.)

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