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Creating a New Frontier through the Synergy of Quasicrystals and Strongly Correlated Electron Systems


Program Theme

The program is devoted to emerging research interests in strongly correlated electron systems realized in structurally complex materials, with particular focus on quasicrystals and related compounds. The aim is to assess the effect of aperiodic orders on the electronic properties, by bringing together two communities that have been working independently, along with scientists with various academic backgrounds, including mathematics, physics, chemistry and metallurgy all over the world to tackle this challenging problem. Inspired by the discovery of novel phenomena such as quantum criticality and superconductivity in quasicrystals and approximants, the research on quasicrystals is now reaching a new frontier. The main event will be a 5-day international symposium held in June 2019 as the third in a series of workshops following the first in Nagoya, Japan (November 2015, and the second in Annecy, France (June 2017, This program will serve as a platform to activate the interaction and create international collaborations between the two communities.


Interdisciplinary Symposium for Quasicrystals and Strongly Correlated Electron Systems  Register Now  [Apr. 23, 2019 Updated]
(June 23, 2019 – June 27, 2019)


An-Pang Tsai
(Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University)

Noriaki Sato
(Professor, Department of Physics, Nagoya University)

Marc de Boissieu
(Professor, CNRS, UGA, Grenoble INP)

Sven Lidin
(Professor, Faculty of Science, Lund University)

Poster  [Jan. 7, 2019 Updated]

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