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About the workshop


  • Frustrated systems
  • Low dimensional systems
  • Disordered systems
  • Spin-orbit physics
  • Multiferroics and magneto-elastic effects in quantum magnets

Quantum magnetism is a mature yet very active field of modern solid state physics, much boosted by F.D.M. Haldane’s 2016 Nobel Prize. Recent breakthroughs in new materials synthesis, new experimental measurement techniques and new numerical methods have lead to a vast diversification of the field. Old standing puzzles got solved but many more complex problems suddenly appeared to be within our reach. Which directions of research are at the moment the most promising and exciting?

The aim of the “Trends in Quantum Magnetism” Workshop is to bring together the leading researchers from Switzerland and across the globe to promote an exchange of new results, new ideas and new challenges in both theory and experiment.


Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF), Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland

Organizing Committee

Dr. Kirill Povarov (ETH Zürich)
Prof. Dr. Andrey Zheludev (ETH Zürich)

For all the questions please contact Kirill Povarov

Invited Speakers

Cristian D. Batista University of Tennessee, ORNL, USA
Collin L. Broholm Johns Hopkins University, USA
Alexander Chernyshev University of California, Irvine, USA
Radu Coldea Oxford University, UK
Mechthild Enderle Institut Laue-Langevin, France
Thierry Giamarchi University of Geneva, Switzerland
George Jackeli University of Stuttgart, MPI-FKF, Germany
Bella Lake Berlin Technical University, HZB, Germany
Young Lee Stanford University, USA
Takatsugu Masuda University of Tokyo, Japan
Frédéric Mila EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
Oleg Petrenko University of Warwick, UK
Henrik M. Rønnow EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
Nic Shannon Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Nicola Spaldin ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Oleg Starykh University of Utah, USA
Roser Valentí Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany