Second Fall School "Topological Quantum Matter"

Date & Facts

2729 Sep 2023



The second ct.qmat Fall School 2023 will take place at the Penta Hotel Leipzig, Germany.

 Important Dates

June 19 Star of registration and call for abstracts
August 18 Extended registration and abstract submission deadline
Sept. 11 Program announcement
Sept. 27–29 ct.qmat Fall School


Travel Information & Registration

The fall school "Topological Quantum Matter 2023" is open to young scientists from the ct.qmat cluster as well as to external participants. The registration, including accommodation and food at the Penta Hotel Leipzig for three days and two nights (Wednesday and Thursday night) as well as social events, is free of charge for all participants.


For the members of the ct.qmat cluster, there will be bus transportation organized from Leipzig to Dresden and Würzburg after the conference, free of charge. For the way to the conference on Wednesday please take the train.


Leaving times will be:

Friday 3 pm at Pentahotel to Würzburg, Am Hubland

Friday 3 pm at Pentahotel to Dresden, Lukasplatz


External participants are requested to take care of their own transportation, however, we are naturally happy to help with any questions regarding this. The city of Leipzig is located in an incredibly convenient position in the center of Germany and is easily accessible by train and plane. The Penta Hotel is located within 17 km from the Leipzig-Halle airport, with the hotel venue easily accessible by a local tram (S5, S5X) that runs every 30 mins from the airport, as well as IC trains that run every 2 hours. Additionally, Leipzig Hauptbahnhof is one of the biggest long-distance train stations in Germany and easily accessible from all other train stations and airports.


For further information regarding travel from other cities and reimbursements please contact Kerstin Brankatschk.


Confirmed Speakers

Natalia Chepiga (TU Delft, Netherlands)

Thierry Giamarchi (Université de Genève, Switzerland)

Alexander Khanikaev (City College of New York, USA)
Frédéric Mila (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)
Philip J.W. Moll (MPI-MPSD Hamburg, Germany)
Michael Sentef (Universität Bremen, Germany)

Felix Lüpke (Peter Grünberg Institut Jülich, Germany)

Weiwei Xie (Michigan State University, USA)


Scientific Program 
The organization committee finalized the programand a bookletwith more detailed information.


Acceptable poster size: max. 120 x 150 cm, portrait format.

Organizers' Contact

Sushmita Chandra

Maria Herz

Anja Wenger

Pampa Sadhukhan

Johannes Düreth

Masoud Bahari

Himanshu Lohani


Following the previous success of the first QMA Fall School back in 2021, we are delighted to announce the Second QMA Fall School “Topological Quantum Matter,” which will take place in the beautiful city of Leipzig. It is dedicated to introducing the rapidly revolving research frontiers of quantum materials to young scientists at the PhD and Postdoc level. The school will feature lectures from renowned scientists, from both theoretical and experimental backgrounds, to develop a deeper understanding of quantum systems. In addition to interaction with top researchers, the Fall School will also aim to promote peer-to-peer networking, while providing the participants with an opportunity to present their own results in a specially dedicated poster session. The school is open to junior researchers from within ct.qmat as well as to all interested external participants.


Picture: © Penta Hotel Leipzig

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