Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 8 Mar 2021
Ends 10 Mar 2021
Central European Time
Online -
The conference is live-streamed on the ICTP Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics YouTube page at the following link:
An ICTP virtual meeting

Landau's idea of classifying phases of matter in terms of symmetry breaking is a cornerstone of modern physics. Can time-translation invariance be spontaneously broken? The possible existence of time-crystals was first addressed by Wilczek for quantum many-body systems, and together with Shapere for classical systems, launching an intense activity both theoretically and experimentally. Despite their conceptual simplicity and apparent similarity to ordinary crystals, they were experimentally observed only three years ago, eighty years after the Landau theory of symmetry breaking. 
The field is continuing to grow fed with new theoretical ideas and experimental works. Main goal of the conference is to bring together the most active groups in the field to exchange their latest results.

Topics that will be covered in the activity include:
- discrete time-crystals
- continuous time-translation symmetry breaking
- dissipative time crystals
- time-crystals in classical systems
- condensed matter physics in time crystals

V. ELTSOV, Aalto University, Finland
L. GUO, MPI for the Science of Light, Germany
P. HANNAFORD, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
A. HEMMERICH, University of Hamburg, Germany
V. KHEMANI, Stanford University, USA
A. KOSIOR, MPI for Complex Systems, Germany
O. KYRIIENKO, University of Exeter, UK
I. LESANOVSKY, Nottingham University, UK
W.V. LIU, University of Pittsburgh, USA
J. MARINO, Mainz University, Germany
A. NUNNENKAMP, Cambridge University, UK
A. RUSSOMANNO, MPI for Complex Systems, Germany
A. SANPERA, Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Spain
M. SCHIRO, College de France, France
M. SEGEV, Technion, Israel
A. SHAPERE, University of Kentucky, USA
H. TAHERI, University of California Riverside, USA
M. UEDA, University of Tokyo, Japan
P. VAN DER STRATEN, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
N. YAO, UC Berkeley, USA
O. ZILBERBERG, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
**DEADLINE: 15/02/2021**


Krzysztof Sacha (Jagiellonian University, Krakow), Local Organiser: Rosario Fazio