Strong Light-Matter Workshop

  • Organized by
  • Andrew Millis, Ph.D.CCQ Co-Director, Flatiron Institute
  • Angel Rubio, Ph.D.Distinguished Research Scientist, CCQ, Flatiron Institute
  • Antoine Georges, Ph.D.Director, Center for Computational Quantum Physics, Flatiron Institute
Date & Time

This workshop will bring a select group of experimentalist and theoreticians together to address the open questions and new challenges raised by the prospect of embedding materials and molecules in high finesse optical cavities: how can strong light-matter coupling change energy landscapes and chemical reactivities, drive the creation of new topological states of matter or control and reveal new non-equilibrium physics and what new nonequilibrium tools can/should we develop or improve to address this new scientific challenges.

Open to CCQ members and, due to space limitations, to others by invitation only

  • Participantsplus--large
    Dmitri BasovColumbia University
    Jacqueline BlochCNRS
    Andrea CavalleriMPSD Hamburg
    Xi ChenCCQ
    Thibault ChervyUniversity of Strasbourg
    Cristiano CiutiParis Diderot
    Martin ClaassenCCQ
    Tom DevereauxStanford University
    Johannes FeistUniversidad Autonoma de Madrid
    Johannes FlickHarvard University
    Nuh GedikMIT
    Claudiu GenesMPSD Erlangen
    Antoine GeorgesCCQ
    Alexandru GeorgescuCCQ
    James HoneColumbia University
    Hannes HuebenerMPSD Hamburg
    Atac ImamogluETH Zurich
    Jeff KimbleCalTech
    Gabi KotliarRutgers University
    Markus KowalewskiUC Irvine
    Peter LuntsCCQ
    Giacomo MazzaEcole Polytechnique and College de France
    Alexander McLeodColumbia University
    Andy MillisCCQ
    Aditi MitraNYU
    Prineha NarangHarvard University
    Guido PupilloUniversity of Strasbourg
    Gil RefaelCalTech
    Angel RubioMPSD Hamburg / CCQ
    Michael RuggenthalerMPSD Hamburg
    Christian SchaeferMPSD Hamburg
    Johannes SchachenmayerUniversity of Strasbourg
    Marco SchiroCNRS
    Michael SentefMPSD Hamburg
    Hao ShiCCQ
    Miles StoudenmireCCQ
    Hugo StrandUniversity of Geneva
    Anoop ThomasUniversity of Strasbourg
    Joel Yuen-ZhouUC San Diego
  • Agendaplus--large

    Tuesday, October 10

    8:00-9:00 AMAntoine Georges, Andy Millis, Angel RubioWelcome and Introduction
    Morning SessionExperiments: Strong Light-Matter Couplings in MaterialsExperiments: Strong Light-Matter Couplings in Materials
    9:15-9:50 AMProf. Jeff KimbleQuantum matter built from nanoscopic lattices of atoms and photons
    9:50-10:25 AMProf. Jacqueline BlochStrong light-matter coupling in semiconductor microcavities: topology and non equilibrium physics
    10:25-10:45 AM Discussion
    10:45-11:15 AMBreak
    11:15-11:50 AMProf. Atac ImamogluExciton-polarons and polaritons in atomically thin semiconductors
    11:50-12:25 AMDr. T. ChervyModifying materials' properties under light-matter strong coupling
    12:25-12:45 PMDiscussion
    12:45-2:30 PMLunch, Discussion and Posters
    Afternoon SessionTheory: Cavity QED
    2:30-3:05 PMDr. Guido PupilloCavity-enhanced transport of charge
    3:05-3:40 PMClaudiu GenesVacuum-dressed materials
    3:40-4:00 PMDiscussion
    4:00-4:30 PMBreak
    4:30-5:05 PMProf. Cristiano CiutiUltrastrong light-matter coupling
    5:05-5:40 PMDr. M. RuggenthalerHow photons change the properties of matter
    5:40-6:00 PMDiscussion
    6:30 PM and onDinner

    Wednesday, October 11

    8:00-9:00 AMBreakfast
    Morning SessionDriven Quantum Systems: Theory/Experiments
    9:00-9:35 AMProf. Gil RefaelTopological frequency conversions in strongly driven quantum systems
    9:35-10:10 AMProf. Tom DevereauxLight controlled topological phase transitions in multi-orbital and frustrated magnetic systems
    10:10-10:30 AMDiscussion
    10:30-11:00 AMBreak
    11:00-11:35 AMProf. Prineha NarangExcited-state dynamics through the lens of electron-phonon
    11:35-12:10 PMDr. Andrea CavalleriPhoto-induced supeconductivity and other stories
    12:10-12:30 PMDiscussion
    12:30-2:30 PMLunch and Discussion
    Afternoon SessionStrong Coupling in 2D Materials
    2:30-3:05 PMDr. Jim HoneSynthesis and optical studies of high-purity 2D materials and heterostructures
    3:05-3:40 PMProf. Nuh GedikOptical tuning of electronic valleys
    3:40-4:00 PMDiscussion
    4:00-4:30 PMBreak
    4:30-5:05 PMProf. Dimitri BasovHigh-mobility electron liquid in graphene: insights by plasmon nano -imaging
    5:05-5:50 PMRoundtableTheoretical and experimental challenges in strong light-matter phenomena
    6:30 PM and onDinner

    Thursday, October 12

    8:00-9:00 AMBreakfast
    Morning SessionCavity Molecular Chemistry: Theory/Experiments
    9:00-9:35 AMDr. Anoop ThomasDoing chemistry with hybrid light-matter states
    9:35-10:10 AMDr. Markus KowalewskiNonadiabatic dynamics of molecules in cavities
    10:10-10:30 AMDiscussion
    10:30-11:00 AMBreak
    11:00-11:35 AMDr. Johannes FeistExploiting polaritonic chemistry to manipulate molecular structure and dynamics
    11:35-12:10 PMProf. Joel Yuen-ZhouMolecules in cavities: topological phases and novel chemical reactivities
    12:10-12:30 PMDiscussion
    12:30-1:15 PMDiscussion and Conclusion
    1:15-2:45 PMLunch
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