Scope of the Workshop

For the function of materials, boundary conditions such as interfaces play an important role. An interface also provides a platform for advancing superconductivity and exotic properties. Recent progress in innovative experimental and computational techniques and instruments has opened up unprecedented possibilities of deepening our understanding on basic principles and functions of materials associated with surfaces and interfaces. Novel experimental progress and developments by beam probes such as pumping and probing of photons, muons, and resonant X-ray scattering, together with higher resolutions and sensitivities achieved in angle-resolved photoemission, and scanning tunneling spectroscopy enabled identifying materials properties that had not been otherwise accessible. The “ultraslow muon microscope” also offers a novel probe for the electronic property of near-surfaces and interfaces, which we will discuss the potential and future directions. By combining with the conventional methods as neutron scattering, magnetic resonance and thermodynamic measurements, novel materials properties have been discovered on unconventional magnetism, optics and electronic transport including superconductivity. Rapid progress in computational methodology with the help of growing computer power have further opened an avenue of first-principles prediction and analyses on puzzling and unprecedented phenomena. We discuss recent trends as well as future directions enabled by the harmony of novel experimental techniques and computational breakthrough. Our examples of scientific topics are novel topological as well as superconducting materials and unconventional magnet. We also intensively discuss methodological aspects of combining experimental and computational approaches to challenging problems found in strongly correlated electrons and nonequilibrium dynamics.


Tuesday, January 5 - Saturday, January 9, 2016


Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Keynote Speakers (Confirmed)

Prof. Stephen Blundell (University of Oxford)
Prof. Ivan Bozovic (Brookhaven National Laboratory)
Prof. Xi Dai (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Prof. Stephan Kaiser (Max Planck, Hamburg)
Prof. Frank Lechermann (University of Hamburg)
Prof. Elvezio Morenzoni (The Paul Scherrer Institute)
Prof. Zhi-Xun Shen (Stanford University)
Prof. Yasutomo Uemura (Columbia University)

Invited Speakers (Confirmed)

Prof. Takahisa Arima (University of Tokyo)
Dr. Ryotaro Arita (RIKEN)
Prof. Katsuyuki Fukutani (University of Tokyo)
Prof. Taro Hitosugi (Tohoku University)
Prof. Yoshihiro Iwasa (University of Tokyo)
Prof. Masashi Kawasaki (University of Tokyo)
Dr. Yoshiharu Krockenberger (NTT Basic Research Laboratories)
Prof. Michio Naito (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
Prof. Kenya Ohgushi (Tohoku University)
Dr. Satoshi Okamoto (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
Prof. Teruo Ono (Kyoto University)
Dr. Francis Pratt (ISIS)
Prof. Eiji Saitoh (Tohoku University)
Dr. Jun Sugiyama (Toyota Central R&D Labs.)
Dr. Jan Tomczak (Vienna University of Technology)
Dr. Cedric Weber (King’s College London)
Prof. Philipp Werner (University of Fribourg)

International Advisory Committee

Prof. Jun Akimitsu (Okayama University, Hiroshima University)
Prof. Robert F. Kiefl (University of British Columbia)
Prof. Gabriel Kotliar (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Prof. Andrew Millis (Columbia University)
Prof. Yuji Matsuda (Kyoto University)
Prof. Elvezio Morenzoni (The Paul Scherrer Institute)
Prof. Kanetada Nagamine (RIKEN, University of California, Riverside)
Prof. Zhi-Xun Shen (Stanford University)
Prof. Kiyoyuki Terakura (National Institute for Materials Science)
Prof. Shinichi Uchida (The University of Tokyo)

Contact information

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「次世代の産業を支える新機能デバイス・高性能材料の創成 」
priority area 7
Creation of New function Devices and High performance Materials, for supporting industry of next generation