Description
The aim of this conference is to bring together the main experts in the field of Weyl-semimetal physics. It will be a venue to discuss the most recent developments, both from the theoretical and experimental viewpoints, and at the same time it will provide a comprehensive overview to scientists who wish to enter this field.

TOPICS:
  • Electronic-structure and ab-initio calculations  
  • Material realisations
  • Transport properties of chiral systems
  • Experimental detection of Weyl quasiparticles
  • Physics of unconventional surface states
  • Interaction and disorder effects in topological systems
  • Hetero- and hybrid-structures
  • Electrodynamics in Weyl materials  
  • Quantum-field-theory approaches
  • Applications and devices
  • Beyond Dirac and Weyl fermions
Go to day
  • Monday, 23 October 2017
    • 09:00 - 21:00 Monday, 23 October
      • 09:00 Registration & morning tea 1h30'
        On Monday morning (or upon arrival in the following days), Faculty and   participants not staying in the
        ICTP Guest Houses are kindly requested to 
        complete registration formalities with the Secretariat
      • 10:30 Opening 10'
      • 10:40 Topological insulators to Weyl semimetals and more: Discovery and the new frontier 45'
        Speaker: M. Zahid Hasan (Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics, Princeton University, USA)
      • 11:25 Strongly disordered Weyl semimetals: the low-energy field theory perspective 45'
        Speaker: Dmitry Bagrets (University of Cologne, Germany)
      • 12:10 Metal-semimetal transition in Weyl fermions as a self-focusing phenomenon in non-linear diffusion 25'
        Speaker: Ivan Balog (Institute of Physics, Croatia)
      • 12:35 Lunch break 1h55' ( )
      • 14:30 Disorder and interaction in Dirac-Weyl materials 45'
        Speaker: Sankar Das Sarma (University of Maryland, USA)
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30' ( )
      • 19:00 Welcome Reception 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
  • Tuesday, 24 October 2017
    • 09:00 - 10:40 Tuesday, 24 October: Session 1
      Convener: Ady Stern
      • 09:00 Equilibrium chiral magnetic effect in a Weyl superconductor 45'
        Speaker: Carlo Beenakker (Instituut-Lorentz, Leiden University, the Netherlands)
      • 09:45 Time-Reversal and rotation symmetry breaking superconductivity in Dirac materials 25'
        Speaker: Luca Chirolli (Instituto Madrileno de Estudios Avanzados - IMDEA Nanoscience, Spain)
      • 10:10 Coffee break 30' ( )
    • 10:40 - 14:30 Session 2
      Convener: Reza Asgari
      • 10:40 Dirac Superconductors 45'
        Speaker: Fan Zhang (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
      • 11:25 Andreev reflection in time-reversal symmetric Weyl semimetals 25'
        Speaker: Jens Schulenborg (Chalmers University Of Technology, Sweden)
      • 11:50 From Anisotropic Magnetoresistance to Topological Antiferromagnets 45'
        Speaker: Libor Smejkal (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany)
      • 12:35 Lunch break 1h55' ( )
    • 14:30 - 15:45 Session 3
      Convener: Francesco Pellegrino
      • 14:30 Geometric theory of nonlocal transport in metals with nontrivial band geometry 45'
        Speaker: Dmytro Pesin (University of Utah, USA)
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30' ( )
  • Wednesday, 25 October 2017
    • 10:00 - 11:20 Wednesday, 25 October: Session 1
      Convener: Dmitry Bagrets
      • 10:00 Anomalous thermal Hall effect in a disordered Weyl ferromagnet 25'
        Speaker: Atsuo Shitade (Center for Emergent Matter Science, RIKEN, Japan)
      • 10:25 Topologically protected Landau level in the vortex lattice of a Weyl superconductor 25'
        Speaker: Inanc Adagideli (Sabanci University, Turkey)
      • 10:50 Coffee break 30' ( )
    • 11:20 - 14:00 Session 2
      Convener: Hongming Weng
      • 11:20 Helicons in Weyl semimetals 25'
        Speaker: Francesco Pellegrino (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy)
      • 11:45 Quasi-particle interference and non-symmorphic symmetry 45'
        Speaker: Ady Stern (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30'
    • 16:30 - 18:00 ICTP Colloquium
      Location: Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall
      • 16:30 ICTP Colloquia 2017: Majorana edge modes in topological superconductors 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall )
        http://indico.ictp.it/event/8414/
        Refreshments will follow the talk
        Speaker: Carlo Beenakker (Instituut-Lorentz, Leiden University, the Netherlands)
  • Thursday, 26 October 2017
    • 09:00 - 10:40 Thursday, 26 September: Session 1
      Convener: Michael Fuhrer
      • 09:00 Spontaneous Ferroelectric Distortion Driven Weyl Semimetal in Oxide HgPbO3 45'
        Speaker: Hongming Weng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China)
      • 09:45 Large optical conductivity of Dirac semimetal Fermi arc surfaces states 25'
        Speaker: Likun Shi (Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Singapore)
      • 10:10 Coffee break 30' ( )
    • 10:40 - 15:00 Session 2
      Convener: Carlo Beenakker
      • 10:40 Nonlinear electrodynamics in Weyl semimetals: Floquet bands and photocurrent generation 45'
        Speaker: Chris Ching-Kit Chan (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:25 Weyl nodal surfaces 25'
        Speaker: Sergej Moroz (Technical University Munich, Germany)
      • 11:50 Electronic Properties of Epitaxial Topological Dirac Semimetal Thin Films 45'
        Speaker: Michael Fuhrer (Monash University, Australia)
      • 12:35 Lunch break 1h55' ( )
    • 15:00 - 18:30 Session 3
      • 15:00 Participants' presentations of posters 1h0'
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30' ( )
      • 16:30 Poster Session 2h0' ( )
  • Friday, 27 October 2017
    • 10:00 - 12:25 Friday, 27 October 2017
      Convener: Michele Governale
      • 10:00 Quantum non-local theory of topological Fermi arc plasmons in Weyl semimetals 45'
        Speaker: Marco Polini (IIT, Italy)
      • 10:45 Coffee break 30' ( )
      • 11:15 Materials using topological quantum chemistry 45'
        Speaker: Maia Garcia Vergniory (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
      • 12:00 Functional renormalization group approach to interacting three dimensional Weyl semimetals 25'
        Speaker: Anand Sharma (ITP Frankfurt, Germany)