Online symposium on “Emergent phenomena in moire materials”

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Moiré systems with 2D materials offer a novel platform for exploring a plethora of exotic phenomena. The emerging field of twistronics embodies a fundamentally new approach to engineering the electronic and optical properties of materials and devices. A tantalising example is the so-called magic angle rotation between sheets of graphene or semi-conducting 2D materials, which has shown superconducting phases similar to those of unconventional high-Tc materials. The wide tunability of Moiré systems offers many exciting new possibilities to explore.This year, due the evolving COVID-19 situation, for the first time the ICFO – MIT Schools on the Frontiers of Light will be held online with sessions spread out over 2 weeks, and they’re are open to all interested attendees.The sessions gather leading experimentalists and theorists, and will cover the optics and electronics of twisted 2D materials: Twistronics, Correlated electron systems, Excitonics, Mott insulators, Polaritonics, Superconductivity, Magnetism, Topology, etc.

The online event will include seminars, round table discussionshot topics sessions and poster session, where students will have the opportunity to interact and present their current research.


Lecturers & Speakers

  • Eva Andrei (Rutgers)
  • Leni Bascones (ICMM Madrid)
  • Dimitri Basov (Columbia)
  • Andrei Bernevig (Princeton)
  • Rafael Fernandes (Minnesota)
  • Paco Guinea (IMDEA Madrid)
  • James Hone (Columbia)
  • Atac Imamoglu (ETH Zurich)
  • Pablo Jarillo-Herrero (MIT)
  • Jeanie Lau (Ohio State)
  • Allan MacDonald (Texas)
  • Xavier Marie (INSA Toulouse)
  • Marco Polini (University of Pisa)
  • Lucile Savary (ENS Lyon)
  • Jie Shan (Cornell)
  • Senthil Todadri (MIT)
  • Ashvin Vishwanath (Harvard)
  • Ali Yazdani (Princeton)
  • Eli Zeldov (Weizmann)



To register for the online school click HERE.

The Deadline for applications is 17 July 2020.


For more information visit the webpage.