January 22, 2018 to February 2, 2018
Nordita and AlbaNova, Stockholm
Europe/Stockholm timezone


Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden


The purpose of this winter school is to provide PhD students and young postdocs in the Nordic and Baltic countries with introductory courses in a range of the most important topics in the field of condensed matter physics. Furthermore, the school will provide a way to bring together students and young postdocs across different fields, research institutions and countries.


There will be two principal lecturers each giving a two-hour lecture in the morning. In the afternoon there will be one talk on current topics on the subject. There will also be tutorial sessions during afternoon.

Registration for this school is closed.

The school is primarily intended for PhD students and young postdocs from the Nordic and Baltic countries. Advanced masters students may also apply. Students outside the Nordic and Baltic countries may also apply although financial support is available for only Nordic and Baltic students.

Lecturers and topics


  • Alexander Balatsky (Nordita)
    Unconventional superconductivity: topological, odd frequency and AdSLecture Notes
  • Andrei Bernevig (Princeton University)
    Topological states of matter
  • Hans Hansson (Nordita and Stockholm University)
    Fermi and Luttinger liquidsLecture Notes
  • Anuradha Jagannathan (Universite Paris-Sud)
    Electronic properties of aperiodic solidsLecture Notes
    • Introduction to aperiodic structures and their physical properties
    • Models of non-interacting electrons - multifractal spectra and states in one dimension
    • Single electron models in two dimensional quasicrystals
    • Interaction-induced phenomena - magnetism and superconductivity
  • Vladimir Juričić (Nordita)
    Introduction to quantum phase transitionsLecture Notes
  • Anatoli Polkovnikov (Boston University)
    Non-adiabatic response and geometry
    • Motion in the moving frame
    • Gauge potentials as generators of adiabatic transformations
    • Hall type response and inertia
    • Counter-diabatic driving
  • Jörg Schmalian (TKM, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
    SuperconductivityLecture Notes
  • Hai Hu Wen (Nanjing University)
    Iron based superconductors: physics and materials
    • Materials, structures and magnetism
    • Band structure, multiband and multigap
    • Order parameter and pairing mechanism
    • Recent development: nematcity, BEC/BCS crossover and possible QCP


  • Alain Goriely (Oxford University)
    Physical Modelling of the Brain (from Axons to Skull, from Birth till Death)
  • Dominic Vella (Oxford University)
    Buckle, wrinkle and snap: the many faces of elasticaLecture Notes
    • Lecture 1: Snap, crack and pop: What can toys teach us about mechanics?
    • Lecture 2: Ironing out the wrinkles: static deformations
    • Lecture 3: Dynamics of instability

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Nordita and AlbaNova, Stockholm
FA32 (AlbaNova) and 122:026 (Nordita) - Refer to schedule