The Physics Department

Ben Gurion University


One-Day Symposium on

Contemporary Problems in Condensed Matter Theory

March 9th, 2011


Quantum geometry, dissipationless "Hall viscosity" and incompressibility of fractional quantum Hall states

Duncan Haldane

10:30 - 11:15

Spin glasses and real glasses - are they alike ?

Moshe Schechter

11:20 - 12:05

Ultracold atoms in optical lattices

Achim Rosch

12:10 - 12:55

    lunch break

Helical states and Majorana Edge Modes in Interacting Nanowires 

Daniel Loss 14:00 - 14:45

The inauguration of the Noriko Sakurai Fellowship in mathematics



From thermodynamics to number theory

Pierre Cartier  
After a 100 years of Superconductivity - Quo Vadis?
Maurice Rice 17:00 -17:45

Many body quantum entanglement: from organic insulators to ultracold atoms

Subir Sachdev 17:50 -18:35

Computer Science Auditorium, the Alon building for hi-tech  at BGU (building 37, see map).