SUMMARY OF CRITICAL ISSUES RELATED

TO HIGHER TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTIVITY

 

          The goal of the conference this past week has been to identify critical issues in the physics of higher temperature superconductivity.  A discussion to try to distill these issues from the presentations at the conference is scheduled for next Tuesday morning 10AM to noon, continuing into our Wednesday 3:30 to 5:30 time slot.  To facilitate that discussion we are proposing a set of summarizers/distillers for each session of the conference to lead the discussion.  An efficient way to proceed would seem to be for each pair of reviewers to come with straw-man list of issues.  Each topic will have a 10-minute presentation followed by 10 minutes of discussion. The proposed pairings are listed below.

 

Tuesday morning 10 am Aud.

 

•  The Landscape of Higher Tc Superconductivity

Fradkin and Scalapino

 

•  Lessons from Materials Theory/Materials Panel

Beasley and Mazin

 

•  Pairing Mechanisms

Phillips and Tesanovic

 

•  Spectroscopy

Randeria and Khomskii

 

•  Emergent Spatial Structure and Its Role

Fradkin and Affleck

 

•  Nematic Order and Quantum Criticality

A. Rosch, E. Kim and H. Kee

 

Wednesday afternoon 4-6 Aud

 

•  The Role of Computation in Studying High Tc

M. Jarrell and I. Mazin

 

• Pnictides and Beyond

Chubukov and Scalapino

 

•  Exotic Mechanisms of Superconductivity

Balents and Vishwanath

 

•  The Role of Frustration in High Temperature Superconductivity

H. Kim and M. Lawler

 

•  Nematic Order and Quantum Criticality

A. Rosch, E. Kim and H. Kee

 

•  The Role of Computation in Studying High Tc

M. Jarrell and I. Mazin

 

•  Further Afield

Beasley and Scalapino