The conference will deal with various aspects of analysis and mathematical physics applied to solid state physics
and will take place at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Aalborg University.
Recent discoveries in solid-state physics are challenging the mathematical physics community,
striving for an ambitious goal: a mathematical understanding – based on fundamental models – of
a variety of new phenomena, ranging from the anomalous transport in aperiodic solids, to the
striking conductivity properties of graphene and Weyl semimetals, to the emergence of
topologically-ordered phases of macroscopic matter.
The pioneering investigations in these
fields require the interplay of different mathematical techniques, including operator theory, C*-
algebras, differential and non-commutative geometry, K-theory.
In view of that, we are planning a focused international conference, with a threefold aim:
(a) to encourage the exchange of ideas and methods between active researchers in the field;
(b) to disseminate the recent results and techniques, making them accessible, by informal
talks, to Ph. D. students and young post-doc fellows;
(c) to communicate recent mathematical advances to the theoretical physics community.
Following the tradition of the first edition of Solid Math,
talks are supposed to be
informal. Moreover, each 45 minute talk will be followed by a 15 minute
break for informal discussion.
Arrival is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, and departure for Sunday, May 29. The actual
scientific program will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 26-28).
Local funding is provided by the Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Aalborg University, and the Grant 4181-00042 from the Danish Council for Independent
Research | Natural Sciences. The Executive Committee of the IAMP has
granted a B status to our conference.
Without any claim of completeness, in the 2016 conference we will focus on the following topics:
1. Adiabatic and time dependent methods in solid-state physics
2. C*-algebraic approach to quantum transport
3. Topological aspects of quantum transport (Quantum Hall effect, Quantum Spin Hall effect)
4. Magnetic Schrödinger operators
5. Non linear Schrödinger equations and effective models