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RTG 1570 and
SFB 1277 Workshop

19.09.- 21.09.2018

Thon-Dittmer-Palais, Regensburg, Germany

John Schliemann
john.schliemann (at)

Jonathan Eroms
jonathan.eroms (at)

Tobias Korn
tobias.korn (at)

Dirac Fermions and Relativistic Effects in 2D Materials

We organize an international workshop on Dirac Fermions and Relativistic Effects in 2D Materials, taking place from Sept 19th to Sept 21st 2018 in Regensburg. The workshop is co-organized by the Research Training Group on Carbon-Based Nanostructures (RTG 1570) and the recently established Collaborative Research Center on Emergent Relativistic Effects in Condensed Matter (SFB 1277). We will focus on relativistic properties of electrons in graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides and other two-dimensional materials, in particular the presence of Dirac fermions, effects of spin-orbit coupling, or proximity effects in van der Waals heterostructures. We will discuss, for example, electronic transport, optical properties, or plasmonic effects in those materials.

The workshop will be located in the Thon-Dittmer-Palais, right in the historic city center of Regensburg, a world cultural heritage site.

The workshop is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University Foundation Hans Vielberth.

In addition to the invited speakers and participants from Regensburg University, we welcome a number of participants from outside Regensburg. In this case, a conference fee of 100 Euros will apply. Participants are also invited to submit an abstract for a poster presentation.

Invited Speakers

Confirmed invited speakers:

Cory Dean, Columbia University, New York,USA
Yijin Zhang, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany
Tatiana Rappoport, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Jurgen Smet, MPI Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Christoph Stampfer, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
Janina Maultzsch, Uni Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
Igor Gornyi, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Tobias Stauber, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Paulina Plochocka, French National Centre for Scientific Research | CNRS, Toulouse, France
Zhe Wang, Université de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
Peter Rickhaus, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Ermin Malic, Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden
Di Xiao, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Roland Kawakami, Ohio State University, Ohio, USA
Ming-Hao Liu, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Alexander Steinhoff, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Bremen, Germany

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Thon-Dittmer-Palais, Haidplatz 8, 93047 Regensburg

From the airport

From Munich Airport
There is a regular bus service – number 635 of Münchner Verkehrsbetriebe – from Terminal 2 to Freising Station. A direct train service from Freising takes you to Regensburg within 60 or 90 minutes. You might also want to use the Airportliner that offers airport transfer from Munich Airport to Regensburg. Please note that this service needs to be booked in advance.

From Nuremberg Airport
A city bus or the subway will bring you to Nuremberg Main Station. A direct train service (approximately every hour) operates between Nuremberg and Regensburg. The train ride will take between 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the type of train.
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