Virtual Seminars and Lectures

Upcoming Seminars!

  • December 2: Prof. James Annett (University of Bristol) "30 years of Philip Anderson's RVB theory of high Tc superconductivity in cuprates: is it still relevant today?"
  • December 9: Dr. Owen Benton (MPI-PKS Dresden) "Exactly solvable spin-1/2 models with highly-degenerate, partially ordered, ground states"
  • December 16: Dr. Lucy Clark (University of Birmingham)
  • January 20: Dr. Luka Trifunovic (University of Zürich)
  • January 27: Dr. Yoshi Kamiya (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • February17: Prof. Chisa Hotta (University of Tokyo)
  • February: Dr. Tsutomu Momoi (RIKEN)
  • February: Dr. Luis Seabra (InnoWave Technologies)

Attendance of seminars from outside OIST is welcome.   For Zoom links, please contact the TQM Unit.


Prof. Johannes Reuther
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

November 11 : Classical spiral spin liquids as a possible route to quantum spin liquids
Mr. Katsuhiro Tanaka
University of Tokyo, Japan

October 28 : A new twist on spin nematics/quadrupoles
Dr. Kazushi Aoyama
Osaka University, Japan

October 21 : Spin current as a probe of KT-type topological transitions in magnets
Prof. Pan Zhang
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

October 14 : Solving Statistical Mechanics: From Mean Field to Neural Networks, then to Tensor Networks
Prof. Masafumi Udagawa
Gakushuin University, Japan

October 7 : Spectral singularity of spinons in quantum spin ice
Prof. Yasir Iqbal
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

September 30 : “Completing the square” in frustrated magnets
Prof. Jeffrey G. Rau
University of Windsor, Canada

September 24 : Spontaneous magnon decay and non-Hermitian topology
Dr. Tetsuo Hanaguri
RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, Japan

September 16 : Exotic superconducting states in FeSe-based materials investigated by spectroscopic-imaging scanning tunneling microscop
Dr. Daigorou Hirai 
Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan

September 1 : Multipolar orders in spin-orbit entangled 5d Mott insulator
Prof. Harald O. Jeschke 
Okayama University, Japan

August 24 : Search for spin liquids in three-dimensional materials
Dr. Yoshihiko Okamoto 
Nagoya University, Japan

August 18 : Magnetic and Volumetric Properties of Breathing Pyrochlore Magnet
Dr. Estelle Inack 
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada

July 28 : Variational neural simulations and annealing
Dr. Ke Liu 
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

July 21 : Revealing the Phase Diagram of Kitaev Materials by Machine Learning: Cooperation and Competition between Spin Liquids
Prof. Paolo Radaelli 
University of Oxford, UK

July 3 : Room-temperature Half-skyrmions and Bimerons in an antiferromagnetic insulator via the Kibble-Zurek mechanism
Prof. Roger Melko 
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada

June 30 : Unbiased estimators using generative neural samplers
Prof. Kedar Damle
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

June 22 : Purely dipolar dimers in two dimensions
Mr. Nat Tantivasadakarn 
Harvard University, USA

June 16 : Searching for fracton orders via symmetry defect condensation
Prof. Roger Melko
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada

June 8 : Machine Learning the Quantum Many Body Problem
Dr. Paul McClarty
MPI-PKS, Germany

May 18 : Topological Magnons
Dr. Michael Pretko
University of Colorado Boulder, USA

May 13 : Fractons: A New Type of Particle
Prof. Karlo Penc
Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics, Hungary

April 13, 20 and 27 : Short Lecture Series - SU(3) symmetric spin models


  1. Dr. Grigory Bednik - University of California Santa Cruz, USA
    March 26 : Hopfions in 3D dimer models