In this summer school we aim at introducing young researchers in condensed matter physics to the modern concepts and methods used to study strongly correlated electronic systems. Strong correlations are well known to be responsible for the rich behaviors of transition metal oxides, from non conventional superconductivity to Mott insulators, often with interesting magnetic properties, like quantum spin liquid ground states for special lattice geometries. The interplay between spin, charge degrees of freedom and topology is key to understand this wealth of unconventional behaviors. Beyond oxides, strong correlations have been recently proposed as an emergent phenomenon in graphene bi-layers, providing a renewed view on strong correlations.

The school will cover these various aspects of strong correlations in condensed matter from basic courses to examples from current research topics. Relevant theory, numerical methods and experimental techniques will be introduced.

Topics

  • Unconventional superconductivity
  • Quantum spin liquids and RVB physics
  • Topological matter
  • Hubbard model on the triangular lattice
  • Strong correlations in graphene bi-layers

Venue

The school will take place at the Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques (IESC) in Cargese, Corsica. Cargese is a wonderful village with easily accessible beaches, beautiful coastline, and great hiking opportunities. Scientific discussions typically continue beyond lecture halls. Accomodations are provided on site.  Additional information on the Institute and accomodation is available here.