Quantum Matter and Beyond
QMB 2021

Hybrid Format (In-person/Remote)

Sponsored and Hosted by
University of North Florida,
Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics,
University of Connecticut, and
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

December 15th – 17th, 2021

At the Hampton Inn Oceanfront in

Jacksonville Beach, FL

(details to come)

Invited Abstract Submission

December 1st, 2021

Poster Abstract Submission

December 12th, 2021


December 12th, 2021
(Once you submit an abstract, you will be given the registration link to register for the conference)

If you plan on just attending and not presenting, then please contact j.t.haraldsen@unf.edu for the registration link.

We are requesting that all attendees wear masks and be fully vaccinated.

Useful Links

About the Workshop

Tentative In-person Speakers

Alexander Balatsky – Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Connecticut

Jason T. Haraldsen – University of North Florida

Marcel Franz – University of British Columbia

Peter Littlewood – University of Chicago

Filip Ronning – Los Alamos National Laboratory

Sinéad Griffin – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Jed Pixley – Rutgers University

Jian-Xin Zhu – Los Alamos National Laboratory

Lilia Woods – University of South Florida

Felix von Oppen – Freie Universität Berlin

James G. Analytis – University of California – Berkeley 

Niels Obers – Stockholm University

Tentative Remote Speakers

Nagaosa Naoto – RIKEN

Gabriel Aeppli – PSI

Roxanne Tutchton – Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dmitri Basov – Columbia University

Dmitri Kharzeev – Stoney Brook University

Henrik Røising – Stockholm University

Times are tentative and time to be determined.

Topical Session to be determined by submitted and accepted abstracts.

We are back to in-person. Although, attendees are encouraged to where masks and social distance, especially if they are not vaccinated.

Quantum matter and materials, like topological states, 2D materials, and Dirac and Weyl materials have grown to be an active area of modern condensed matter. Fascinating properties of quantum materials might lead to technological applications such as spintronics, quantum technologies and quantum sensors. The combination of new materials discoveries and development of new probes of quantum matter has helped shape these topics into an exciting area. Recent dynamic and pumped probe experiments reveal a strong promise of Dynamic Quantum Matter as a new research direction. We strive to measure, understand and predict transient correlations and coherences in quantum materials upon different driving conditions. Therefore, we introduce it as a new topic of this year’s quantum matter conference. We seek to have an active discussion on hidden, entangled and dynamic orders that emerge in quantum matter and the potential applications beyond it.

Main focus for this upcoming conference will be on the modeling and experimental observations of Quantum Matter and Beyond (QMB). Overall, the goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers to discuss and highlight emerging topics and develop ideas for future research.

Scope: Magnon superfluidity, Spin transport, Superconductivity, Correlated systems, Dark Matter and Quantum Sensors, Dynamics in Quantum Matter, Topological matter

See our QMB 2021 Flyer.

Topical Sessions

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
Quantum Matter

9:55 am – Introduction – J.T. Haraldsen – University of North Florida, USA

10:00 am Session – TBD 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break

 2:00 pm Session – TBD

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner and Discussion

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Poster Session (in-person only)

Thursday, December 16th, 2021

10:00 am Session – TBD

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break

2:00 pm Session – TBD

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner and Discussion

Friday, December 17th, 2021

10:00 am Session – TBD

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch Break

2:00 pm Session – TBD

4:00 pm – Closing Remarks


Jason T. Haraldsen (University of  North Florida) – Materials Theory Group

Alexander V. Balatsky (NORDITA and University of Connecticut)

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Jason T. Haraldsen (j.t.haraldsen@unf.edu)


We thank our sponsors for generously supporting this workshop!

The University of North Florida (UNF), UNF Physics Department, UNF College of Art and Sciences, Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility (MSERF), UNF Materials Science and Engineering Program

Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (NORDITA)

National High Magnetic FIeld Laboratory (NHMFL)

University of Connecticut (UCONN)

We are always open to new sponsors. Feel free to contact Jason T. Haraldsen (j.t.haraldsen@unf.edu)

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