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De 16th International Conference on Recent Progress in Many Body Theories

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International Conference on Recent Progress in Many-Body Theories - RPMBT16

Bariloche, Argentina, Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 2011

Round table discussion on the status, directions and prospects of the field

ANDES/ALPS School on Numerical Methods for Many-Body Theories

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Foto: Sergio Grillo
Foto: Sergio Grillo
Foto: Ana Cornaglia
Foto: Ana Cornaglia

The 16th meeting of the International Conference on Recent Progress in Many Body Theories (RPMBT16) will take place at the Amancay Hotel, located amidst the natural beauties of the Nahuel Huapi National Park, Patagonia, Argentina, 25km West of the city of Bariloche.

The Conference continues the series initiated in Trieste in 1978 and is devoted to new developments in the field of many-body theories. A major aim of the conference series is to foster the exchange of ideas among physicists working in such diverse areas as nuclear physics, quantum chemistry, complex systems, lattice Hamiltonians, quantum fluids and condensed matter physics.

A central event of the Conference will be the Award Session in which the nominees will receive the 2011 Feenberg Medal and The Hermann Kümmel Early Achievement Award in Many-Body Physics.

You are welcome to participate in the conference and the satellite ANDES/ALPS School on Numerical Methods for Many-Body Theories!

Satellite Conference: I2CAM New frontiers in the physics of two dimensional electron systems, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 23-25 2011

New! Next 17th International Conference on RPMBT17

Where: Rostock, Mecklenburg‐Vorpommern/Germany
When: September 2013 (2nd week)
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NEW! Invited speakers and Talks (in pdf)

NEW! Lectures of ANDES/ALPS School on Numerical Methods for Many-Body Theories

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  • Quantum Liquids and Solids
  • Cold Bose and Fermi Gases
  • Strongly Correlated Electrons
  • Quantum Phase Transitions
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Quantum Information and Computation
  • New Frontiers

Scientific Committee

International Advisory Committee

Organizing Committee

  • Pablo Cornaglia
  • Daniel García
  • Karen Hallberg (chair)
  • Gonzalo Usaj
email: mbt16@cab.cnea.gov.ar

Hosted by Solid State Theory Group at Centro Atómico Bariloche

Scientific Program

The 2011 Feenberg Medal and The Hermann Kümmel Early Achievement Award in Many-Body Physics

  • Session: Wednesday morning, Nov. 30

Feenberg Medal

The 2011 Eugene Feenberg Memorial medal is awarded jointly to Gordon Baym and Leonid Keldysh for their fundamental contributions to many-body theory.

Gordon Baym for the self-consistent conserving approach to many-body perturbation theory that provided a solid platform for perturbative expansions, and for his novel applications of quantum many-body methods to nuclear physics, astrophysics, highly condensed matter, and atomic physics.
Leonid Keldysh for his extension of many-body perturbation theory to non-equilibrium systems. This technique continues to play a central role in numerous areas of many-body physics. His work on electron-hole plasmas in semiconductors is also recognized.

The Eugene Feenberg Medal is awarded under the auspices of the International Advisory Committee for the Recent Progress in Many-Body Theories Conference series. The award will be made at a special ceremony during the 16th RPMBT conference in Bariloche, Argentina, 28 November–2 December, 2011.

David Neilson presentation of Feenberg Medal and Leonid Keldysh letter

Kuemmel Award

The Kuemmel Award Selection Committee has reached a unanimous decision to give the award to Professor Xiaoliang Qi from Stanford University. "For his contribution to the topological field theory of topological insulators"

Topological insulators are non-conducting bulk materials, such as bismuth selenide, characterized by gapless boundary states which are protected against certain perturbations, allowing edge or surface electrons to conduct. In two spatial dimensions the protection is more robust and it is expected that some of these systems can be used for quantum information processing purposes or as quantum devices.
Xiaoliang Qi's biography: Xiaoliang received his doctoral degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2007. After postdoctoral work at Stanford University and Microsoft Station Q in Santa Barbara, he joined the Department of Physics at Stanford University as an Assistant professor in 2009-2010. He is recipient of numerous scholarships and in 2010 he became Sloan fellow. His work centers on the application of field theoretical methods to correlated quantum many-body systems, and has made significant contributions to the general area of topological insulators and superconductors. He is author of 54 publications with more than 2000 citations, among which there is a number of influential papers on the subject of topological insulators, including five in Science, four in Nature Physics, ten in Physical Review Letters, and two review articles in Physics Today and in the Reviews of Modern Physics.

Changing airports in Buenos Aires

How to get to Amancay Hotel

Reaching Bariloche: Flights and Buses

Travel Grants

  • FGSA For graduate students and young researchers members of the APS.

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