Princeton Summer School on Condensed Matter Physics 2023

PSSCMP 2023: "Fractionalization, criticality and unconventional quantum materials"
July 10 - July 14, 2023

2023 Program / 2023 Photos

The Princeton Summer School on “Fractionalization, Criticality, and Unconventional Quantum Materials” provided participants with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary quantum materials and their emergent properties in phases of strong electronic correlations or at the brink of phase transitions. 2023 was PSSCMP's 19th year (its inaugural year was 2005), and each year the program aims to foster knowledge exchange to explore the forefront of both theoretical and experimental methods in this rapidly evolving domain. The program is open to both Princeton and non-Princeton graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the sciences. Lectures are of pedagogical aim and the program organization is conducted primarily by Princeton graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Participants apply to present their research during a Poster Session. The 2023 summer school was a hybrid program with the in-person event (90 in-person registered) at Bowen Hall Auditorium, Princeton campus and remote attendees participated via webinar (503 webinar registered).

26 students and postdocs presented their research at a Poster Session on Thurs. July 13. Click here for presenters and poster titles.

Webinar (remote) Registration has CLOSED. 
In-Person Registration
has CLOSED. Fee for in-person, NO housing: $60 (FREE for Princeton affiliates, please make sure to use your Princeton e-mail for registration). Fee for in-person, WITH*campus housing: $60 plus $400. Click here for Baker Hall Information Sheet. 


Claudio Castelnovo, University of Cambridge
Talk #1. “Intro to dynamics in spin ice materials”
Talk #2. “Emergent dynamical fractal and anomalous noise in a clean topological magnet”

Meng Cheng, Yale University
Talk #1. “Defects and anomalies in lattice models: Lieb-Schultz-Mattis theorem and its various extensions, and characterizing anomalies using topological defects”

Eduardo Fradkin, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Click here to view notes for Lecture 1-3)
Talk #1. “The uses of Duality in Condensed Matter Physics”
Talk #2. “The uses of Duality in Condensed Matter Physics”
Talk #3. “The uses of Duality in Condensed Matter Physics”

Michael Manfra, Purdue University
Talk #1. “Introduction to quasiparticle interferometry in the fractional quantum Hall regime”
Talk #2. “Direct observation of anyonic braiding statistics at n=1/3 and n=2/5 fractional quantum Hall states”

Nai Phuan Ong, Princeton University
Talk #1. "Thermal Hall effect and low-temperature oscillations of the thermal conductance in the Kitaev magnet a-RuCl3"

Aavishkar Patel, Flatiron Institute
Talk #1. “From quantum matter without quasiparticles to the theory of transport in strange metals”

Philip Phillips, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Talk #1. “Stable Fixed Point for Mott Physics and Emergent Superconductivity”
Talk #2. “1/4 is the new 1/2: Interaction-Induced Anomalous Quantum Hall/Spin Hall States at Fractional Filling in TMD Moire Systems”

Xiao-Gang Wen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Talk #1. “Symmetry/Topological-Order correspondence: from emergent generalized symmetry to theory of gapless liquids” (I) (II)

Cenke Xu, University of California, Santa Barbara
Talk #1. “Criticality and topology under quantum measurement and decoherence”

Kun Yang, Florida State University
Talk #1. “Interplay of Topology and Geometry in Fractional Quantum Hall Liquids”
Talk #2. “Entanglement and Thermalization in (Interacting) Fermion Systems”

Linda Ye, California Institute of Technology
Talk #1. “Lattice-driven flat bands in quantum materials”

Contacts for PSSCMP 2023

    PSSCMP archive:

    2022 (hybrid) - Hidden Correlations in Flat BandsProgram / Lecture Recordings / Photos. 663 registered attendees (571 webinar and 92 in-person), 19 poster presenters, 18 lectures featuring 11 speakers.

    2021 (virtual) - Novel Excitations in Correlated MaterialsProgram / Lecture recordings.  587 registered attendees, 32 poster presenters, 15 lectures by 12 speakers
    Recordings for Joseph Falson - "Correlated States in Ultra-Pure Oxides" and Pablo Jarillo-Herrero - "Moiré Magic 3.0".

    2020 (virtual) - Magnetism in Quantum Materials: Program / Lecture recordings240 registered attendees, 35 poster presenters, 14 lectures by 9 speakers
    2019 - Emergent phenomena and correlated physics in two-dimensional materialsProgramPhotos/ Lecture recordings
    2018 - Quantum DynamicsProgram / Lecture recordings
    2017 - Quantum ComputationProgram / Lecture recordings
    2016 - Many-Body Localization and Frustrated Magnetism: ProgramLecture recordings
    2015 - New Insights About Quantum Matter: ProgramLecture recordings
    2014 - Quantum Information and Computation: Program Lecture recordings