5/11(Tue.)- 5/13(Thu.)International Conference on Quantum Liquid Crystals 2021 (QLC2021) (online)

International Conference on Quantum Liquid Crystals 2021 (QLC2021) 

Date:May 11-13, 2021 (online)

Recently, electronic states with broken rotational symmetry of underlying lattice, which have similarities to liquid crystals, have been observed in a variety of solid materials. These unusual electronic states include electronic nematic phases in iron-based, cuprate, and heavy fermion superconductors, and spin nematics in magnetic materials. In a wider view, one can find a variety of symmetry breaking states in quantum fluids, such as nematic spin liquids, and nematic superconductivity, which also have some similar aspects to liquid crystals. These electronic states, which may be called “Quantum Liquid Crystals”, have been studied independently in the fields of quantum spins, strongly-correlated metals, and superconductivity, but there may be some common underlying physics.

This international online conference brings together world-leading scientists from a broad range of disciplines working on such quantum liquid crystalline states of electronic systems. These communities will have an opportunity to appreciate how these areas are interlinked thereby stimulating further understanding and new collaborations. This conference is organized within the framework of KAKENHI project on innovative areas “Quantum Liquid Crystals” supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

(Co-Chairs)  Takasada Shibauchi (University of Tokyo)
Tsuyoshi Kimura (University of Tokyo)

Program committee:
(Chair) Takami Tohyama (Tokyo University of Science)
Ryotaro Arita (RIKEN & University of Tokyo)
Tetsuo Hanaguri (RIKEN)
Tsuyoshi Kimura (University of Tokyo)
Kensuke Kobayashi (University of Tokyo & Osaka University)
Hiroshi Kontani (Nagoya University)
Kenya Ohgushi (Tohoku University)
Nic Shannon (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University)
Takasada Shibauchi (University of Tokyo)

Registration: (free of charge) / Registration will open early in 2021.
All sessions will be held online. Zoom address will be sent to registered people.

Tentative schedule (time frame): pdf.file
Details of the program will be announced later.