Correlation in topological quantum matter (CTQM) - 2022

The workshop on correlation in Topological Quantum Matter (CTQM) was one of the first Finnish-Indian bilateral scientific events organized in Finland on this exclusive topic. This workshop was a follow-up to the conference on Emergent Topological Superconductivity-TOPOSUPER2021. The workshop covered fundamental aspects of correlation phenomena in topological quantum matter. Additionally, the workshop brought technological aspects of topological excitations.
Workshop on correlation in Topological Quantum Matter. Source: Kumar Manohar, September 2022.
Workshop on correlation in Topological Quantum Matter. Source: Kumar Manohar, September 2022.

The workshop was a five-day event (6-10th September) and was organized by Aalto University, University of Jyväskylä, Helsinki University, Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, and Indian Institute of Technology-Madras.

The wide spectrum of the workshop covered Topological superconductivity, twistronics, atomically designer quantum matter, open quantum systems, Fractional quantum Hall states, and fluctuations and noise. The objective of the workshop was two-fold:

  1. To Foster the discussion and strengthen the research collaborations between the scientists from India and Finland.
  2. To foresee Finland and India as a destination for higher education and research.

This workshop brought together academics and early-stage researchers from Finland and India that are working on several sub-fields of topological quantum matter. The workshop hosted 18 keynote speakers of which ten were from premier Indian institutes. 

The format of the workshop was a keynote speech giving an overview of the research topic, followed by two specialized talks and a tutorial session. There were breaks after each talk, allowing participants to discuss and exchange ideas. A poster session was also organized, allowing early career-stage researchers to initiate discussions and collaboration with the senior researchers. The pedagogical approach of the lectures and tutorials, accompanied by the recent experimental and theoretical results prepared a new generation for emergent phenomena in topological quantum matter. According to Dr. G. J. Sreejith, one of the keynote speakers from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune-India, “the workshop was great, and it made some good groundwork for potential future collaborations. Events like these can help nudge and redirect the research in complementary directions. The ultimate success of the workshop, at least from my perspective, will depend on successful future collaborations.”

For more information about the keynote speakers visit the CQTM2022 website.

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