Emergent Relativistic Effects in Condensed Matter
From Fundamental Aspects to Electronic Functionality

Registration (deadline Aug. 31)


Invited speakers


How to get to Regensburg


International workshop   


Vielberth Lecture Hall H24,
Universität Regensburg, Regensburg,           



International Workshop 2021 on                                                   

                  "Emergent Relativistic Effects in Condensed Matter"

The workshop will cover (pseudo-)relativistic phenomena and properties of topological insulators, graphene, novel 2D materials and hybrid systems. A particular focus will be on spin-orbit coupling, on proximity effects in van der Waals heterostructures and topological phenomena in hybrids involving, e.g., superconductors. Topics to be considered comprise electronic transport, optical properties, plasmonic effects and light-matter interaction in those materials.

The workshop is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) via the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1277 (https://www.sfb1277-regensburg.de ) and by the University Foundation Hans Vielberth. It will take place in Regensburg, a UNESCO world heritage site. Founded in 179 by the roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Regensburg is a historic city in a unique state of preservation, living witness to two thousand years of rich and colourful history.

We plan for a hybrid workshop with a number of participants on-site and the others connected via video conference. For accepted participants, online attendance will be possible in any case. Since the number of people participating in person will be limited the organizers (CRC 1277 executive board)  will decide and inform about the option of on-site attendance right after the registration deadline (Aug. 31). We assume that the participants are vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19.

There will be the possibility to present a poster. Depending on the pandemic situation the poster session will be onsite or virtually.

Invited speakers

List of invited speakers:

Yoichi Ando, University of Cologne, Germany
Carlo Beenakker, Instituut-Lorentz, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands
Bogdan Andrei Bernevig, Princeton University, USA
Jacqueline Bloch, University Paris-Saclay, France
Alexander Brinkmann, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Lars Fritz, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Matthew Gilbert, University of Illinois, Champaign, USA
Michail Glazov, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Oliver Gröning, Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Tony F. Heinz, Stanford University, USA
Ulrich Höfer, Universität Marburg, Germany
Atac Imamoglu, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Alex Kamenev, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Tobias Kampfrath, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Roland Kawakami, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
Alexey Kimel, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Julia Meyer, University Grenoble-Alpes, France
Titus Neupert, University Zürich, Switzerland
Janine Splettstößer, Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden
Sivan Refaely-Abramson, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Darius Torchinsky, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA


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How to get to Regensburg


Map of the campus, how to get to Universität Regensburg


Arriving by car: 

Address for route planner: Universitätsstraße 31, 93053 Regensburg or follow the link.

If you are coming via Autobahn A3 (from Nuremberg or Passau), take the exit "Universität/Klinikum", follow the signs to "Universität". You will turn left into a small street with a tunnel. Inside the tunnel turn left at the second turn ("Tiefgarage West" towards the end of the tunnel) and park in the garage.

If you come via Autobahn A 93, please continue towards the intersection "Autobahnkreuz Regensburg" and change to A3, direction Passau/Linz/Regensburg Ost. Then follow the instructions above.


Arriving by train:

Exit the station building towards the city centre. As you exit, you'll see a small park and a yellow church across the street, to your right. Cross the street, enter the park and pass the little yellow church. The bus stop for buses to the University is at the corner to your right, immediately at the beginning of the bridge ("Galgenberger Brücke").

Either take

a) bus line 6, direction "Universität/Klinikum". Get off at the stop "Universitaet"

b) bus line 11, direction "Universitaet/ Burgweinting/Hermann-Höcherl-Strasse". Get off at the stop "Universitaet".


Arriving by plane:

There is no airport in Regensburg. The closest one is Munich Airport but you can also fly to Nuremberg or Frankfurt. Trains leave regularly from all the latter airports to Regensburg. At www.bahn.de you will find schedules, connections and prices.


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Universit├Ąt Regensburg



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