June 16, 2022 to July 2, 2022
Albano Building 3
Europe/Stockholm timezone


Strongly correlated quantum matter is one of the most facinating subjects in modern Physics. Despite its long history, including the famous discovery of high temperature superconductors in 1986, modern experiments keep on unraveling new puzzling phenomena, which cannot be addressed with conventional approaches of condensed matter physics. The program will focus on recent experimental developments on strongly-correlated systems such as strange/bad metals and twisted Graphene/Moiré systems.

To address these issues, new theoretical techniques going beyond conventional, perturbative treatments are needed:  exactly solvable models (such as the SYK model and its derivates, as well as other large N models), effective field theory approaches (hydrodynamics, Schwinger-Keldysh), gauge/gravity duality. Many of these tools have emerged in the past decade or so from a fruitful and intense dialogue between the condensed matter and high energy/string theory communities. As such, the participants to the program will hail from a variety of backgrounds in experimental and theoretical condensed matter as well as high energy theory.




Current schedule of the program (PDF)

Book of Abstracts (PDF)

The program will be composed of three 5-day blocks:

Program block 1: June 16 to June 20 (including Saturday 18 and Sunday 19). Talks will be every day 11am-12pm and then 2pm-3pm.

Conference block: June 22 to June 26 (including Saturday 25 and Sunday 26). We will have talks on Wednesday June 22 and Thursday June 23 from 9am to 5pm, on Friday June 24 from 9am to 12:30pm, on Saturday June 25 from 1:15pm to 5:30pm, and then on Sunday June 26 from 9am to 3:30pm.

Program block 2: June 28 to July 2 (including Saturday 2). Talks will be every day 11am-12pm and then 2pm-3pm.

Program blocks will have a max of 30 participants, with a light schedule of two talks per day, in order to foster informal discussions between participants. Participants will be able to enjoy work (open) spaces on Nordita premises.

The Conference block will have a max of 60 participants, with a busier schedule of talks.


Confirmed Invited speakers

Full attendance summary (PDF)

  • Kamran Behnia (ESPCI)
  • Erez Berg (Weizmann Institute)
  • Mike Blake (University Bristol)
  • Stefano Bonetti (Stockholm University)
  • Andrea Cavalleri (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter)
  • Anushya Chandran (Boston University)
  • Piers Coleman (Rutgers University)
  • Sera Cremonini (Lehigh University)
  • Richard Davison (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Luca Delacrétaz (University of Chicago)
  • Aristomenis Donos (Durham University)
  • Dominic Else (Harvard University)
  • Johanna Erdmenger (Julius Maximilians University Wuerzburg)
  • Ilya Esterlis (Harvard University)
  • Paolo Glorioso (Stanford University)
  • Ulf Gran (Chalmers University of Technology)
  • Erik van Heumen (University of Amsterdam)
  • Edwin Huang (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
  • Nigel Hussey (Radboud University)
  • Aharon Kapitulnik (Stanford University)
  • Steven Kivelson (Stanford University)
  • Sung-Sik Lee (Perimeter Institute and McMaster University)
  • Hong Liu (MIT)
  • Floriana Lombardi (Chalmers)
  • Andrew Lucas (University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Matteo Mitrano (Harvard University)
  • Philip Moll (Max-Planck-Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter)
  • Christiana Pantelidou (University College Dublin)
  • Philip Phillips (UIUC physics)
  • Thomas Scaffidi (University of Toronto)
  • Koenraad Schalm (Leiden University)
  • Arkady Shehter (Los Alamos National laboratory)
  • Joerg Schmalian (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Zhi-Xun Shen (Stanford University)
  • Benjamin Withers (University of Southampton)
  • Jan Zaanen (Leiden University)

and more to be announced.

Online streaming

The online streaming of the talks is available via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 670 3326 7918
Password: Abbreviation of the name of the meeting, 6 capital letters


Application is now open and the deadline is 19th of March. Please use the Application form

Accommodation information

Nordita has a bulk agreement with BizApartments Gärdet for accommodation of participants. A limited number of apartments will be available free of charge for accepted participants of the Program blocks (for their whole stay including the Conference block when applicable). Accommodation support for the Conference-only participants is not guaranteed at the moment, but they can still request us to book housing for them at BizApartments Gärdet.

Travel support

Travel support is not guaranteed at this time. Applicants may still indicate in the registration form whether they need travel support, in case it becomes available later.

COVID protocol

TBA. We will comply with all local Swedish regulations.

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