University of Chicago-Peking University

Joint Workshop on Novel Quantum Matter

Peking University

October 15-16, 2015



The exploration of novel quantum states of matter is a major theme of current research in the physical sciences, and advances in this field have had a broad scientific and technological impact in recent years. The scientists at the University of Chicago and Peking University are among the world’s leading researchers in this important area. This workshop on novel quantum matter brings together students and faculty from both universities to identify future intellectual directions and to incubate new collaborations in this fast-evolving field.

Workshop topics will span theoretical and experimental research into novel quantum states in materials and cold atomic gases. Some of the outstanding issues will include quantum detection and measurement of single quantum states, topological phenomena in electronic physics, symmetries and states in topological insulators, and exotic correlation in atomic physics. These subjects have fundamental significance for physics, material science, and nanoscience, as well as potential applications in electronics and quantum information technology.


The conference will be held at Peking University, Beijing, China.

Advisory Committee

Professor Shon Gao, Provost, Peking University

Professor Eric Isaacs, Provost, University of Chicago

Professor David Awschalom University of Chicago

Professor Dam Thanh Son, University of Chicago

Professor Enge Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Professor Qiqun Xue, Tsinghua University

Organizing Committee

Professor Rui-Rui Du, Peking University

Professor Michael Hopkins, Associate Dean, Physical Sciences Division, University of Chicago

Professor Woowon Kang, University of Chicago

Professor David Schuster, University of Chicago

Professor Jon Simon, University of Chicago

Professor Nanling Wang, Peking University

Professor Xie Wen, Peking University

Professor Xingcheng Xie, Dean, School of Physics, Peking University


The conference is made possible with generous support from:

International Center for Quantum Matter

University of Chicago Beijing Center

Physical Sciences Division, University of Chicago

Materials Research Center, University of Chicago