ITAP, APCTP ans Academia Sinica Summer School and Conference.


2012 Eurasia Pacific Summer School and Conference


Strongly Correlated Electrons


6 - 17 August 2012

Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (ITAP)

Turunç, Marmaris, Turkey


The objective of this second Eurasia-Pacific Summer School and Conference on Strongly Correlated Electrons, similar to our first meeting at ITAP in 2011 ( ), is to bring together researchers and motivated students from all over the globe to interact on a range of frontier topics in cutting-edge research fields in condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on correlated electrons, including systems of superconductors, graphene materials, topological insulators, quantum Hall liquids, two-dimensional electron liquids at oxide interfaces, and magnetic perovskites. The unique meeting location in Eurasia, being in the center of both east and the west, is expected to promote better interaction and closer relationship between the European researchers, and those from the America's and Asian/Pacific areas. Thanks to the high success of the first meeting in 2011, we expect in this meeting also a rich spectrum of international participants. This unique meeting provides a good opportunity for young researchers for them to meet and discuss open condensed matter physics problems with the distinguished international speakers.

The joint activity will begin with a six-day advanced international school followed by a five-day international research conference. The summer school intends to provide the participating students and young researchers with the necessary background knowledge for the focused research topics. The lectures for the summer school will be given by a number of distinguished researchers in the focused research fields above. Additionally, assignments and discussion sessions offered by the lecturers or spontaneously organized by the students are expected to help all participants better their understanding of the lectured materials.

The international research conference will focus on current research progress and open issues of the same topics as those covered in the summer school. The conference will include invited and contributed talks, two extended discussion sessions, and ample of free time for informal interactions, so that all conference attendees can have the opportunities to exchange their latest results and ideas. Moreover, students who have participated in the summer school prior to the conference will be able to apply their knowledge acquired from the school to ongoing research in correlated electrons.

To enhance the friendly interaction among researchers in this Mediterranean region that is full of natural beauty, historical heritage and cultural riches, a number of social events will be organized, including concerts by local musicians and various choices of excursions to sites of natural or historical wonders.

The Eurasia-Pacific Summer School and Conference on Strongly Correlated Electrons is jointly organized and supported by the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (ITAP) in Turunç/Marmaris/Turkey, the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics in Pohang/Korea and Academia Sinica in Taiwan.


Scientific Committee:

N.-C. Yeh (California Institute of Technology, USA), Comittee Chair

Y. Bang (APCTP & Chonnam National University, Korea)

N. Bulut (Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey)

H.-Y. Choi (APCTP & SKKU, Korea),  Co-Chair

T. Hakioglu (ITAP & Bilkent University, Turkey)

Tink-Kuo Lee (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Jochen Mannhart (Max Planck Institute, Germany)

S.-I. Uchida (University of Tokyo, Japan)

M.-K. Wu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

X. Zhou (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Ali Bozbey (TOBB University, Turkey)


Organization Committee:

T. Hakioglu (ITAP & Bilkent University, Turkey), Committee Chair

N. Bulut (Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey)

Mesut Erol (Local events coordinator and Assisstant Manager, ITAP, Turkey)

Topics covered:

  • - Unconventional superconductivity: cuprate, ferrous and heavy-fermion superconductivity; superconductivity at oxide interfaces; new superconductors
  • - Topological matter: topological insulators/superconductors; graphene; quantum Hall liquids; spin liquids; exotic systems synthesized by cold atoms