The Mathematics and Physics of Moire Superlattices (23w5058)


(University of Minnesota)

Svetlana Jitomirskyaya (UC Berkeley)

Eunah Kim (Cornell University)

Lin Lin (University of California, Berkeley)

Allan MacDonald (University of Texas)


The Banff International Research Station will host the “The Mathematics and Physics of Moire Superlattices” workshop in Banff from October 22 to October 27, 2023.

Motivated by theoretical work that pointed to new opportunities, tremendous progress has been made over the past several years in using moire superlattices formed from two-dimensional materials as a laboratory for the study of quantum materials. This development has opened up an exciting new scientific opening, one in which mathematics and theoretical physics have a very large role to play by identifying moire systems that are likely to exhibit new or poorly understood electronic phenomena, by inventing mathematical methods that enable testable predictions of physical properties, and by unravelling the meaning of experimental observations.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada’s Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and Alberta’s Advanced Education and Technology.