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Condensed Matter Physics in All the Cities: Online 2020

Remit and Audience:

Condensed Matter Physics in the City 2020 will take place online this year under the heading “Deep Challenges of Quantum Materials: insights from entanglement and emergence”, as we will not allow COVID-19 to put a stop to this long-running series organised yearly by the Hubbard Theory Consortium (formed by Imperial College London, University College London, the University of Kent and Royal Holloway University of London).

This year’s event will bring together speakers and topics of both Condensed Matter Physics in the City and the planned Summer School on Foundations of Quantum Matter, originally planned to take place in June 2020 in London and the Isle of Skye, respectively.
Online talks will be complemented by discussion channels and online community building events. In keeping with the meeting’s tradition, all talks are scheduled with generous time for discussion, and active participation by all attendees is strongly encouraged.
See the schedule online or download in PDF Format. Registration is now closed and all applicants have been contacted. If have registered and not been contacted, please see the registration page for further advice.


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Social Media:

Announcements will be made via the twitter account of the Hubbard Theory Consortium @HTCPhysics and the conference hashtag is #cmpcity2020. For more info, see Social Media.


Week 1: Tuesday 16 June – Friday 19 June
Week 2: Monday 22 June – Friday 26 June


1:30/2pm – 5 / 5:30pm London time (BST) each day (provisional times, TBC). The confirmed schedule is now available here.
Details on the running of the meeting are to be confirmed in due course and will be communicated directly to registered participants.

Confirmed Speakers:

Dai Aoki (Tohoku, Japan)
Meigan Aronson (UBC, Canada)
Claudio Castelnovo (Cambridge, U.K.)
Premi Chandra (Rutgers, U.S.)
Johannes Lischner (Imperial, U.K.)
Alix McCollam (Radboud Univ., NL)
Masaki Oshikawa (ISSP Tokyo, Japan)
Frank Pollmann (Munich, Germany)
John Saunders (Royal Holloway, U.K.)
Qimiao Si (Rice, U.S.)
Miles Stoudenmire (Flatiron, U.S.)
Hide Takagi (MPI Stuttgart, Germany)
Senthil Todari (MIT, U.S.)
Roser Valenti (Frankfurt, Germany)


Registration is now closed.
We look forward to welcome you to this globally broadcast issue of Condensed Matter Physics in the Cities, soon.


We gratefully acknowledge support by the Institute of Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM), and the Institute of Physics.

The 2020 organising committee:

Piers Coleman, Giovanni Sordi, Andrew Ho, Jorge Quintanilla, Frank Krüger, Claudio Castelnovo, Gunnar Möller, Sam Carr, Andrew Green, Andrew Huxley, Ryan Barnett

History of the meeting:

Condensed Matter Physics in the City is run by the Hubbard Theory Consortium, as one of its flagship activities since its foundation in 2010.

The Hubbard Theory Consortium brings together condensed matter groups throughout southeast England, including the groups at Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL), the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in Harwell (including the ISIS Facilities and the Diamond Light Source), the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at University College London, the University of Kent, and Imperial College London.

Please see the HTC website for more information.