Scientific Calendar Event


An ICTP Meeting in presence

The aim of the workshop is to gather world-leading theorists and experimentalists in the field of moiré materials and to create a fertile environment for fostering ideas, promoting cross-talk between communities, and exposing researchers worldwide to the great variety of exotic phenomena in these materials.

One of the most exciting developments in condensed matter physics in recent years is the emergence of moiré materials as a versatile platform to study quantum phases of matter. These materials exhibit a plethora of exotic quantum phenomena, including unconventional superconductivity, correlated insulating states, orbital magnetism, quantum anomalous Hall states, cascades of phase transitions, Chern insulators, unconventional ferroelectricity and superlubricity.

As a result, moiré physics touches many aspects of condensed matter physics, from blue sky research to cutting-edge technological applications.

  • Flat band physics
  • Unconventional superconductivity
  • Strong correlation and correlated insulating phases
  • Orbital magnetism
  • Quantum anomalous Hall effect
  • Chern insulators
  • Moiré excitons
Call for Contributed Abstracts: All applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster presentation and/or a contributed talk. Abstract templates are available below for download.

B.A. BERNEVIG, Princeton University, USA
S. DE LA BARRERA, University of Toronto, Canada
V. FALKO, University of Manchester, UK
D. GUERCI, Flatiron Institute, USA
F. GUINEA LOPEZ, IMDEA Nanociencia, Spain
A. IMAMOGLU, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
E. KAXIRAS, Harvard University, USA
D. KENNES, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany
F. KOPPENS, ICFO, Barcelona, Spain
J. LADO, Aalto University, Finland
A. LUICAN-MAYER, University of Ottawa, Canada
S. NADJ-PERGE, California Institute of Technology, USA
A. ROSSI, IIT Pisa, Italy
O. VAFEK, Florida State University, USA
F. WANG, University of California Berkeley, USA
A. YAZDANI, Princeton University, USA

Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

The Workshop has been Co-funded by the 'Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamic of Matter'

Go to day
  • Tuesday, 16 January 2024
    • 08:30 - 09:00
      • 08:30 Registration Formalities 15'
        REGISTRATION: Upon arrival, Visitors not staying in the ICTP Guest Houses, are kindly requested to complete registration formalities at the Adriatico Guest House (Lower Level). The Registration Desk will be open from 8.30 to 8.45
      • 08:45 Welcome remarks 15'
        Speaker: Nicola SERIANI (ICTP, Italy)
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      • 09:00 Twisted multilayer graphene revisited: where is the “magic”? 1h0'
        Speaker: Efthimios KAXIRAS (Harvard University, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 10:00 Superconductivity and Strong Correlations in (un-)Twisted Graphene Multilayer Structures 1h0'
        Speaker: Stevan NADJ-PERGE (California Institute of Technology, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:30 Atomic relaxation effects in twisted bilayers: insights from large-scale first-principles calculations 1h0'
        Speaker: Giovanni CANTELE (CNR-SPIN Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Kinetic magnetism in moire materials 1h0'
        Speaker: Atac IMAMOGLU (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 15:00 Moiré Buckling Transition and Bending Stiffness Collapse of Twisted Bilayer Graphene 30'
        Speaker: Jin WANG (SISSA, Italy)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:00 Helical trilayer graphene and superconductivity in heterobilayer TMDs 1h0'
        Speaker: Daniele GUERCI (Flatiron Institute, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 17:00 Moiré-induced non-linearities: From multi-photon resonance to translational symmetry breaking in driven-dissipative moiré systems 30'
        Speaker: Arturo CAMACHO GUARDIAN (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
        Material: Abstract Video
    • 17:45 - 18:45
      • 17:45 Get Together Drink 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
        All participants are cordially invited to the Get Together Drink.
  • Wednesday, 17 January 2024
    • 09:00 - 19:00
      • 09:00 Visualizing Complex Electronic Phases in Magic Angle Graphene 1h0'
        Speaker: Ryan LEE (Princeton University, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 10:00 Interacting narrow bands of twisted bilayer graphene in magnetic field 1h0'
        Speaker: Oskar VAFEK (Florida State University, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:30 Quantum nano-optoelectronics of twisted 2D materials 1h0'
        Speaker: Frank KOPPENS (ICFO, Spain)
        Material: Abstract
      • 12:30 Group Photo 5'
      • 12:35 Lunch Break 1h25'
      • 14:00 Interactions and superconductivity in twisted an untwisted graphene stacks 1h0'
        Speaker: Francisco GUINEA LOPEZ (IMDEA Nanociencia, Spain)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 15:00 Universality of moiré physics in collapsed chiral carbon nanotubes 30'
        Speaker: Olga ARROYO GASCÓN (ICMM-CSIC, Spain)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:00 Moiré heterostructures: a condensed matter quantum simulator 1h0'
        Speaker: Dante KENNES (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
        Material: Abstract
      • 17:00 Unfolding the electronic bands of twisted 2d materials 30'
        Speaker: Alberto ZOBELLI (Université Paris-Saclay, France)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 17:30 Poster session 1h30'
    • 19:00 - 20:30
      • 19:00 Welcome Reception 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria )
        All participants are cordially invited to the Welcome Reception.
  • Thursday, 18 January 2024
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      • 09:00 Ferroelectric domain structures in twistronic 2D crystals 1h0'
        Speaker: Vladimir FALKO (University of Manchester, UK)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 10:00 Anomalous interlayer exciton diffusion in WS2/WSe2 moiré heterostructure 1h0'
        Speaker: Antonio ROSSI (IIT, Italy)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:30 Designing Moiré Patterns By Strain 30'
        Speaker: Pierre Anthony PANTALEON PERALTA (IMDEA, Spain)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 12:00 Moiré fractals in Twistronics 30'
        Speaker: Sankalpa GHOSH (IIT Delhi, India)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Cascades: the unconventional normal state of twisted bilayer graphene 1h0'
        Speaker: Maria Elena BASCONES FERNANDEZ DE VELASCO (ICMM Madrid, Spain)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 15:00 Emergence of flat bands in the quasicrystal limit of boron nitride twisted bilayers 30'
        Speaker: Lorenzo SPONZA (ONERA - CNRS, LEM, France)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 15:30 Group Photo 5'
      • 15:35 Coffee Break 25'
      • 16:00 Topological Heavy fermion theory of twisted bilayer graphene and Fractional Chern insulators in MoTe2 and graphene multilayers 1h0'
        Speaker: Bogdan Andrei BERNEVIG (Princeton University, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 17:00 Electronic and topological properties of Twisted Plumbene 30'
        Speaker: Ayda GHOLAMHOSSEINIAN (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran)
        Material: Abstract Video
  • Friday, 19 January 2024
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      • 09:00 Scanning tunneling microscopy of twisted TMD homobilayers– from controlling ferroelectric domains at marginal twist to flat bands at antiparallel twist 1h0'
        Speaker: Adina LUICAN-MAYER (University of Ottawa, Canada)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 10:00 Local Kekulé distortions can stabilise topological insulating phases in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene 1h0'
        Speaker: Michele FABRIZIO (SISSA, Italy)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:30 Engineering symmetry and periodicity in twisted trilayer graphene moiré structures 1h0'
        Speaker: Sergio DE LA BARRERA (University of Toronto, Canada)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Artificial van der Waals multiferroics with twisted two-dimensional materials 1h0'
        Speaker: Jose LADO (Aalto University, Finland)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 15:00 Phonon Linewidths in Twisted Bilayer Graphene near Magic Angle 30'
        Speaker: Shinjan MANDAL (Indian Institute of Science)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:00 Tuning van der Waals heterostructures by pressure 30'
        Speaker: Peter MAKK (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 16:30 Topological polarization in moiré materials 30'
        Speaker: Daniel Shane BENNETT (Harvard University, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 17:00 Flat bands and correlations in twisted multilayers of topological insulators 30'
        Speaker: Gaurav CHAUDHARY (University of Cambridge, UK)
        Material: Abstract Video