KITP Conference: Exotic Phases of Frustrated Magnets (Oct 8-12, 2012)
Coordinators: Kazushi Kanoda, Patrick Lee, Ashvin Vishwanath, Steven White
Scientific Advisors: Leon Balents, Radu Coldea, Roderich Moessner, Nandini Trivedi

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Monday, October 08, 2012

Session: Overview and Mott Transition, Chair: Kazushi Kanoda (Univ. of Tokyo)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Leon Balents (UCSB, KITP) Theory Overview[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:35am Hidenori Takagi (Univ. Tokyo) Materials Overview[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am Morning Break
10:45am Matthew Fisher (UCSB) Mott Metal/Quantum-Spin Liquid Transition on the Triangular Lattice: Interaction Driven Quantum Criticality[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:20am T. Senthil (MIT) Quantum Spin Liquids and Continuous Metal-Insulator Transitions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:55am Piers Coleman (Rutgers) Emergent Critical Phase and Ricci Flow in a 2D Frustrated Heisenberg Model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Session: Organic Spin Liquid, Chair: Patrick Lee (MIT)

2:00pm Kazushi Kanoda (Univ. Tokyo) Spin Liquid and Mott Transition in Triangular-Lattice Organics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:35pm Minoru Yamashita (RIKEN) Thermal-Transport Studies of Quantum Spin Liquids in Organic Triangular Antiferromagnets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:10pm Satoshi Yamashita (Osaka Univ.) Fermi Liquid Characters of Organic Spin Liquid in X[Pd(dmit)_2_]_2_ System[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm Afternoon Break
4:00pm Roser Valentí (Univ. Frankfurt) Correlation Effects in Organic Charge-Transfer Salts: A Combined Ab Initio and Many-Body Investigation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:35pm John Schlueter (ANL) Synthetic Challenges for the Crystallization of Frustrated Molecule-Based Magnets[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:55pm Yuji Matsuda (Kyoto Univ.) Novel Pauli Paramagnetic Quantum Phase in Mott Insulator EtMe3Sb[Pd(dmit)2]2 with2D Triangular Lattice[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Session: Numerical Methods, Chair: Nandini Trivedi (OSU)

9:00am Fakher Assaad (Univ. Würzburg) Phase Diagram of the Hubbard Honeycomb Lattice[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:35am Steven White (Irvine) Exact Topological Degeneracies on Finite Kagome Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am Federico Becca (SISSA) Improved Wariational Wave Functions for the Heisenberg Model on the Kagome Lattice[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am Morning Break
11:00am Hong Chen Jiang (UCSB) Topological Quantum Spin Liquid in Physical Realistic Models: Unbiased Large-Scale Numerical Evidence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:20am Guifre Vidal (Perimeter Inst.) Towards a Complete Characterization of Emergent Topological Order From a Microscopic Hamiltonian on the Lattice[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:55am Zhengcheng Gu (UCSB, KITP) Tensor Product State Approach to Strongly Correlated Systems: From Spin Liquid to Doped-Mott-Insulator[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Session: Kagome, Chair: Steven White (UC Irvine)

2:00pm Claire Lhuillier (Univ. Paris) Spin 1/2 on the Kagome Lattice: From Theory to Experiments and Back[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:35pm Young Lee (MIT) Experimental Signatures of Spin Liquid Physics in a Kagome Lattice Antiferromagnet[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:10pm Zenji Hiroi (Univ. Tokyo) Copper Minerals of the Kagome Geometry
3:45pm Afternoon Break

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Session: Spin Ice, Chair: Leon Balents (KITP)

9:00am Roderich Moessner (MPI PKS) Fluctuation-induced Ordering on the Kagome Lattice[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:35am Kate Ross (McMaster Univ.) "Quantum Spin Ice" Physics Determined from High Field Spin Wave Excitations in Yb2Ti2O7[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am Morning Break
10:45am Collin Broholm (JHU) Quantum Fluctuations in Spin-Ice-like Pr2Zr2O7[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:20am Nic Shannon (OIST) Quantum Ice[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:55am Kedar Damle (TIFR, India) Vacancy Induced Spin Texture and Their Interactions in a Classical Spin Liquid[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Session: Spin Orbit and Novel Materials, Chair: Yong-Baek Kim (Univ. of Toronto)

9:00am George Jackeli (MPI FKF) Spin-Orbit Coupling in Mott Insulators: Unusual Interactions and Possible Exotic Phases[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:35am Gang Chen (Univ. Colorado) Wilson Ratio Enhancement in a Quantum Spin Liquid Candidate: Na4Ir3O8 (Hyperkagome)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am Morning Break
11:00am Tyrel McQueen (JHU) Geometric Magnetic Frustration in LiZn2Mo3O8[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:35am Radu Coldea (Univ. of Oxford) Spin Dynamics in the Frustrated Honeycomb Iridate Na2IrO3[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Cenke Xu (UCSB) Symmetry Protected Topological Phase and Symmetry Protected Criticality in Two and Three Dimensions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Session: Novel Materials and Spin Textures, Chair: Collin Broholm (Johns Hopkins Univ.)

2:00pm Luis Balicas (NHMFL FSU) Anomalous Thermodynamic Response in Novel S=1/2 and S=1 Frustrated Magnetic Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:35pm Satoru Nakatsuji (Univ. Tokyo) Spin-Orbital Quantum Magnetism in a Frustrated Magnet
3:10pm Oleg Starykh (Univ. Utah) Electron Spin Resonance of Spinon Gas[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:45pm Afternoon Break
4:20pm Christian Pfleiderer (Munich) Emergent Electrodynamics of Skyrmions in Chiral Magnets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:55pm Yoshinori Tokura (Univ. Tokyo) Skyrmion Dynamics in Chiral-Lattice Magnets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Friday, October 12, 2012

Session: Novel Systems and Quantum Criticality, Chair: Matthew Fisher (UCSB)

9:00am Hiroshi Fukuyama (Univ. Tokyo) Highly Frustrated Nuclear Magnetism in Monolayer Helium Three on Graphite[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:35am Michael Hermele (Univ. of Colorado) Symmetry Classification of Gapped Z2 Spin Liquids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am Ying Ran (Boston College) Spin Liquids, Symmetry Fractionalization and Beyond[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am Morning Break
11:00am Lesik Motrunich (Caltech) Monte Carlo Studies of Phases and Phase Transitions in U(1)xU(1) Systems with Theta-statistical Interactions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:35am Ribhu Kaul (Kentucky) Numerical Simulations of Quantum Criticality in Spin Models[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Sung-Sik Lee (McMaster Univ.) From Renormalization Group to Emergent Gravity: Holographic Description of Quantum Many-body Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm Lunch Break

Session: Entanglement and Future Directions, Chair: Ashvin Vishwanath (UCB)

2:00pm Tarun Grover (KITP) Quantum Entanglement and Strongly Correlated Topological Phases[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:20pm Roger Melko (Univ. Waterloo) Entanglement Entropy in Spin Liquids, Gapless Phases and Quantum Critical Points[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:55pm Xiao-Gang Wen (MIT) From Topological Order to Long-Range Entanglements[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]


  Olivier Cépas (Institut Néel) A Model for a Glassy Phase in a Frustrated Magnet Without Disorder[Poster]
  Trinanjan Datta (ASU) Spin Transport in the Neel and Collinear Antiferromagnetic Phase of the Two Dimensional Spatial and Spin Anisotropic Heisenberg Model on a Square Lattice
  Stefan Depenbrock (Univ. München) Nature of the Spin Liquid Ground State of the S=1/2 Kagome Heisenberg Model
  Rebecca Flint (MIT) Chiral RKKY Effect in Pr2Ir2O7
  Shou-Shu Gong (Cal State Northridge) Spin Liquid Phase in Spin-1/2 J1-J2 Heisenberg Model on the Honeycomb Lattice
  F. Heidrich-Meisner (LMU Munich) Quantum Phases of Frustrated Spin-S Chains in an External Magnetic Field Close to Saturation
  Gang Li (Univ. Würzburg) Thermodynamics, Frustrated Magnetism and Superconductivity in a Triangular Lattice[Poster]
  Itamar Kimchi (UC Berkeley) Kitaev-Heisenberg models for iridates beyond the honeycomb
  Vincent Liu (Univ. Pittsburgh) Topological Orbital Ladder
  Salvatore R. Manmana (JILA) Exotic Magnetization Plateaux in a Quasi-2D Shastry-Sutherland System
  Zi Yang Meng (Louisiana State) Dynamical cluster approximation study of Hubbard model on triangular lattice
  Martin Mourigal (JHU) Neutron Scattering from Ferromagnetic Frustrated Spin-Chains
  Rahul Nandkishore (MIT) Orthogonal Metals: The Simplest Non-Fermi Liquids
  Olga Petrova (JHU) Spin Waves in a Skyrmion Crystal
  Dan Pilon (MIT) Evidence for a Gapless Spin Liquid State with a Gauge Field in the Kagome Antiferromagnet Herbertsmithite
  Daniel Podolsky (Technion) Fate of the Higgs near Quantum Criticality
  Matthias Punk (Harvard) Vison States and Confinement Transitions of Z2 Spin Liquids on the Kagome Lattice
  Armin Rahmani (LANL) Fractionalization in Spontaneous Integer Quantum Hall Systems
  Masahiro Sato (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) Theory for Magnetic-Field Induced Spin Nematic and Spin Density Wave Long-Range Orders in Spatially Anisotropic Frustrated Magnets
  Pinaki Sengupta (Nanyang Tech. Univ.) Columnar Antiferromagnetism and Spin Supersolid Phase in an Extended Shastry-Sutherland Model
  Maksym Serbyn (MIT) Overscreened Kondo Fixed Point in S=1 Spin Liquid
  Evelyn Tang (MIT) The Electron Spectral Function in Spin Liquids
  Roser Valentí (Univ. Frankfurt) Na2IrO3 as a Molecular Orbital Crystal
  Yuan Wan (JHU) A Phenomenological Theory for the Z2 Spin Liquid Phase of Kagome Heisenberg Antiferromagnet
  Yuan Wan (JHU) Quantum Strings in Quantum Spin Ice