KITP Program: Frustrated Magnetism and Quantum Spin Liquids:
From Theory and Models to Experiments
(Aug 13 - Nov 9, 2012)
Coordinators: Kazushi Kanoda, Patrick Lee, Ashvin Vishwanath, Steven White
Scientific Advisors: Leon Balents, Radu Coldea

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Time Speaker Title
8/13, 2:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
8/13, 2:45 p.m. Marty Einhorn
KITP Deputy Director
What's a Wiki Good For?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/14, 1:00 p.m. Kazushi Kanoda
Univ. of Tokyo & KITP
Organic Spin Liquids - Experiments
8/14, 2:00 p.m. Senthil Todadri
Quantum Spin Liquids and the Mott Transition[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/15, 10:30 a.m. Shivaji Sondhi
Princeton & KITP
The State of Liquid Spins[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/15, 2:00 p.m. Seung-Hun Lee
Univ. Virginia
A Possible Topological Spin Glass State of a Frustrated Magnet[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 10:00 a.m. Gregoire Misguich
Schwinger Boson Mean Field Theory: Numerics for the Energy Landscape and Gauge Excitations in Two-dimensional Antiferromagnets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 10:45 a.m. Didier Poilblanc
Topological Properties of RVB Z_2 Spin Liquids on Kagome and Square Lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 11:30 a.m. Rajiv Singh
UC Davis & KITP
Universal aspects of entanglement entropy at Quantum Critical Points[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/16, 1:00 p.m. Steven White
UC Irvine & KITP
Discussion: Recent DMRG and Tensor Network Progress
8/17, 10:00 a.m. Steven White
UC Irvine & KITP
Discussion: Minimum Entropy versus Minimum Energy States in Z2 Spin Liquids
8/22, 1:00 p.m. Shigeki Onoda
Quantum Spin Ice[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/22, 1:45 p.m. Yong Baek Kim
Univ. of Toronto & KITP
Spinon Topological Insulator[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/22, 2:30 p.m. Mike Hermele
Univ. Colorado & KITP
Symmetry Classification of Gapped Z2 Spin Liquids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/28, 1:00 p.m. Ribhu Kaul
Univ. Kentucky & KITP
Quantum Criticality in Designer Hamiltonians of Antiferromagnets[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/28, 1:45 p.m. Sylvain Capponi
Univ. Toulouse & KITP
Effective Spin Couplings in the Mott Insulator of the Honeycomb Lattice Hubbard Model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/28, 2:30 p.m. Yi Zhou
Zhejiang Univ. & KITP
Fermionic RVB Scenario for S=1 Quantum Antiferromagnets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/29, 1:00 p.m. Fakher Assaad
(Univ. Würzburg & KITP)
B. Clarke, (Microsoft & KITP)
Discussion: Phase Diagram of Honeycomb Lattice Hubbard Model
8/30, 10:00 a.m. Masaki Oshikawa
Ground-state Energies of Spinless Free Fermions and Hard-core Bosons[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/30, 10:45 a.m. Ying Ran
Boston College & KITP
Dislocations in 3D Topological Ordered Phases[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8/30, 11:30 a.m. Sasha Chernyshev
UC Irvine & KITP
Field-induced Thermal Transport in BEC Antiferromagnets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/04, 1:00 p.m. Arun Paramekanti
Univ. Toronto & KITP
Tutorial on Gauge Theories and Quantum Spin Liquids[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/05, 10:00 a.m. Leon Balents
Quantum Spin Liquids: Overview, Quantum Spin Ice, etc.[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/05, 1:00 p.m. G. Chen, P. Lee,
I. Kimchi, T. Senthil
Materials Journal Club and Discussion on Spin Orbit Coupled Frustrated Magnets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/06, 11:00 a.m. Arun Paramekanti
Univ. Toronto & KITP
Tutorial on Gauge Theories and Quantum Spin Liquids (contd.)[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/10, 12:15 p.m. Patrick Lee
Quantum Spin Liquid: Emerging From Frustration[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
9/11, 1:00 p.m. Hong-Chen Jiang
DMRG Study of J1-J2 Model on Square Lattice[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/11, 1:45 p.m. Federico Becca
Variational Perspective for the J1-J2 Square Lattice and the Kagome[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/12, 1:00 p.m. Federico Becca
Discussion: Can Jastrow Wavefunctions Describe a Mott Insulator?
9/13, 10:30 a.m. Frederic Mila
Ecole Polytchnique Federale de Lausanne & KITP
Spin-Orbital Quantum Liquid on the Honeycomb Lattice[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/13, 11:15 a.m. Lara Thompson
Overview of the Spin-Liquid Candidate Ba3CuSb2O4[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/17, 3:00 p.m. Bumjoon Kim
Argonne National Lab
The Search for Quantum Spin Liquids in 5d Oxides[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/18, 1:00 p.m. Naoto Nagaosa
Univ. of Tokyo & KITP
Skyrmions and Skrymion Crystal in Helical Magnets[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/18, 1:45 p.m. Congjun Wu
Power-law Correlated 2D SU(6) Quantum Paramagnets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 10:30 a.m. Zohar Nussinov
Wash Univ.-St. Louis & KITP
Universal Quantum Spin Duals to Interacting Majorana Systems, Fractionalization and Holography[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 11:15 a.m. Siddharth Parameswaran
UC Berkeley & KITP
On the Existence of featureless Insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/25, 1:00 p.m. John Chalker
Univ. Oxford & KITP
Classical Loop Models and Quantum Phase Transitions: The Neel to VBS and VBL Transitions in SU(n) Magnets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/26, 1:00 p.m. Wolfram Brenig
Braunschweig, ITP & KITP
Magnetism of a Frustrated Four-Spin-Tube[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/27, 1:00 p.m. Shoushu Gong (CSUN)
Zhenyue Zhu (UCI)
Discussion: DMRG on the Honeycomb J1 J2: Spin Liquid or VBC?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/28, 11:00 a.m. Assa Auerbach
Technion & KITP
Recent CORE Results on the Kagome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/01, 12:15 p.m. Radu Coldea
Univ. Oxford & KITP
Search for Exotic Excitations in Magnets: Experimental Challenges and Opportunities[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
10/02, 1:00 p.m. Martin Mourigal
Neutron Scattering Experiments for Quantum and Frustrated Spin Chains[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/02, 1:45 p.m. Samuel Bieri
Paired Chiral Spin-Liquid with a Fermi Surface in S=1 Model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/03, 1:00 p.m. Max Metlitski
Tutorial: Aspects of the Spinon Fermi Surface State[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/04, 10:30 a.m. Hiro Tsunetsugu
Univ. of Tokyo & KITP
Transport Criticality Near the Mott Transition[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/04, 11:30 a.m. Roderich Moessner
MPI Dresden & KITP
Extended Magnetic Degrees of Freedom[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/05, 11:30 a.m. Max Metlitski
Tutorial: Aspects of the Spinon Fermi Surface State (contd.)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/8-12 Conference: Exotic Phases of Frustrated Magnets
10/16, 1:00 p.m. Zheng-Yu Weng
Tsinghua U. & KITP
Single Hole in t-J Model Revisited[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/18, 10:30 a.m. Daniel Khomskii
Univ. Koeln & KITP
Spontaneous Currents, Monopoles and Dipoles in Frustrated Mott Insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/18, 11:15 a.m. Claire Lhuillier
Univ. Paris & KITP
Quantum vs. Thermal Fluctuation in the Kagome Lattice[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/22, 1:00 p.m. Philippe Mendels
Univ. Paris Sud
Kagome Quantum Spin Liquids: Some Recent Experimental Developments[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/23, 1:00 p.m. Hong Yao
Tsinghua Univ. & KITP
Gapless Spin Liquids: Stability and Possible Experimental Relevance[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/23, 1:45 p.m. Patrick Lee
Using neutrons to measure chirality fluctuations in Kagome lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/23, 2:30 p.m. Andrew Potter
Optical absorption inside the Mott gap[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/24, 1:00 p.m. Anton Kapustin
Effective Field Theory of the van Hove Singularity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/30, 1:00 p.m. N.Phuan Ong
Spin Entropy and Heat Capacity of the Transverse-Ising Spin System CoNb2O6[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/31, 1:00 p.m. Andreas Läuchli
Univ. Innsbruck & KITP
An Exact Diagonalization Perspective on the S=1/2 Kagome Heisenberg Antiferromagnet[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/31, 1:45 p.m. Stellan Ostlund
Univ. Gothenburg & KITP
Application of Nonlinear Canonical Transformations to the Strong Coupling Kondo Lattice Model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/05, 1:00 p.m. Cenke Xu
Universal State for Spin Liquid Materials[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/05, 1:45 p.m. Bela Bauer
Microsoft Station Q
Gapped and Gapless Spin Liquid Phases on the Kagome Lattice from Chiral Three-spin Interactions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/06, 1:00 p.m. Yuan Wan
A Phenomenological Theory for the Z2 Spin Liquid Phase of S=1/2 Kagome Heisenberg Antiferromagnet[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/06, 1:45 p.m. David Mross
Stripe Melting and Quantum Criticality in Correlated Metals[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/07, 1:00 p.m. Ronny Thomale
Pseudofermion Functional Renormalization Group as a New Methodological Approach for Frustrated Magnetism[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/07, 1:45 p.m. Tarun Grover
Quantum Entanglement and Stability of Gapless Spin-liquids[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
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