The Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) and the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (PCTS) is proud to present the 6th edition of the Princeton summer school on condensed matter physics. The school is pedagogical in aim; the lectures will be accessible to all graduate students in science. The broad themes of this year’s school are ultra cold atoms and magnetism. The speakers and topics in this year’s series are:


August 8-11, 2011

At the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science

4th floor, Jadwin Hall, Princeton

On ultracold atoms and magnetism

Lectures posted here

  1. Bullet A. Abanov (Stony Brook)             Shock-waves in cold atoms - Dispersion vs Dissipation

  2. Bullet P. W. Anderson (Princeton)         High-Tc Superconductivity

  3. Bullet N. Andrei (Rutgers)                     Quantum impurities out of equilibrium

  4. Bullet P. Armitage (Johns Hopkins)        The 2D superconductor - insulator QPT

  5. Bullet C. Broholm (Johns Hopkins)        1D magnetism, frustration & neutron vision

  6. Bullet R. Hulet (Rice)                            Spin polarized fermions, superfluids & Efimov states

  7. Bullet D. Huse (Princeton)                     Many-body physics & Ultracold atoms

  8. Bullet D. Weiss (Penn State)                   Optical Lattices

Some campus housing is available for a small fee for participants of the school not within commuting distance of the university. For more information on housing and the local sights and sounds, visit the Local Information page.

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The school took place in the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science on the 4th floor of Jadwin Hall on Princeton’s campus between the 8th and the 11th of August, 2011. Here’s the lecture schedule.

Contacts for Scientific Program: Arijeet Pal (pal@), Bo Yang (boyang@) and Anushya Chandran (achandra@)

Faculty Advisor: B. A. Bernevig (bernevig@)

Conference Coordinators: Soonoo Aria (saria@) and Shannon Swilley (sswilley@)

All email addresses are

Courtesy Randy Hulet

Courtesy Collin Broholm

Lectures posted here.