International Workshop on Quantum Spin Ice

Conference Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 9, 2017 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Condensed Matter

 

Spin ices, magnetic analogue of the proton-disordered state of common water ice, have been found to be an examplar of high magnetic frustration in three dimensions. Significant progress has been made over the past fifteen years in understanding so-called "classical" spin ice systems, as realized experimentally in Ho2M2O7 and Dy2M2O7 (M=Ti,Sn,Ge) rare-earth pyrochlore oxides. In the past four years, interest from theorists and experimentalists has turned towards spin ice variants in which quantum fluctuations are no longer negligible as thought to be the case in the classical compounds. These materials are generically referred as quantum spin ice (QSI). It is expected that the effective field theory describing QSI systems is akin to 3+1 lattice QED, with the low-energy excitations of these materials characterized by gapped "electric" (e.g. spinon) excitations and "gauge charge" (e.g. monopole) energy excitations along with a gapless "photon".  Quantum spin ice may prove a promising candidate to identify a quantum spin liquid state of matter in three (spatial) dimensions described by a reasonably well-controlled theory and, if ultimately evinced experimentally, a possible textbook example of strong emergence. This workshop will bring together experimentalists and theorists expert in the field to discuss the experimental, theoretical and numerical challenges and promises that surround the search for a quantum spin liquid state in QSI candidate models and materials.

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  • Collin Broholm, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • L J Chang, National Cheng Kung University
  • Gang Chen, Fudan University
  • Radu Coldea, University of Oxford
  • Tom Fennell, Paul Scherrer Institute
  • Alannah Hallas, McMaster University
  • Ludovic Jaubert, University of Bordeaux
  • Eun-Ah Kim, Cornell University
  • Yong-Baek Kim, University of Toronto
  • Bella Lake, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
  • Elsa Lhotel, Institute Neel
  • Yuji Matsuda, Kyoto University
  • Tyrel McQueen, Johns Hopkins University
  • Shigeki Onoda, RIKEN
  • Sylvain Petit, Centre d'Etudes de Saclay 
  • David Pomaranski, University of Waterloo
  • Jeff Rau, University of Waterloo
  • Akito Sakai, University of Tokyo
  • Nicholas Shannon, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • Romain Sibille, Paul Scherrer Institute
  • Rajiv Singh, University of California, Davis
  • Yixi Su, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
  • Christopher Wiebe, University of Winnipeg
  • Collin Broholm, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • L J Chang, National Cheng Kung University
  • Gang Chen, Fudan University
  • Kristian Tyn-Kai Chung, San Francisco State University
  • Radu Coldea, University of Oxford
  • Tom Fennell, Paul Scherrer Institute
  • Jonathan Gaudet, McMaster University
  • Bruce Gaulin, McMaster University
  • Michel Gingras, University of Waterloo
  • Jiahua Gu, University of Michigan
  • Alannah Hallas, McMaster University
  • Robert Hill, University of Waterloo
  • Ludovic Jaubert, University of Bordeaux
  • Eun-Ah Kim, Cornell University
  • Yong-Baek Kim, University of Toronto
  • Jan Kycia, University of Waterloo
  • Bella Lake, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
  • Elsa Lhotel, Institute Neel
  • Graeme Luke, McMaster University
  • Yuji Matsuda, Kyoto University
  • Tyrel McQueen, Johns Hopkins University
  • Roger Melko, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
  • Shigeki Onoda, RIKEN
  • Sylvain Petit, Centre d'Etudes de Saclay 
  • David Pomaranski, University of Waterloo
  • Jeff Rau, University of Waterloo
  • Akito Sakai, University of Tokyo
  • Farhad Shahbazi, Isfahan University of Technology & University of Waterloo
  • Nicholas Shannon, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • Romain Sibille, Paul Scherrer Institute
  • Rajiv Singh, University of California, Davis
  • Yixi Su, Jülich Centre for Neutron Science
  • Kianna Wan, Perimeter Institute
  • Yuan Wan, Perimeter Institute
  • Christopher Wiebe, University of Winnipeg

Scientific Organizers:

  • Bruce Gaulin, McMaster University
  • Michel Gingras, University of Waterloo
  • Yong-Baek Kim, University of Toronto
  • Roger Melko, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo