Grete Hermann Network Workshop

Date & Facts

31 Jul02 Aug 2023



Grete Hermann Network Workshop



July 31–August 2



Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Lecture Hall of the Graduate School of Life Sciences

Campus Hubland Nord

Beatrice-Edgell-Weg 21

97074 Würzburg


Is online participation possible?

You can participate online via the following ZOOM link.


What about travel and accommodation?

We are happy to provide accommodation from July 30 to August 2 at the Melchior Park hotel as well as to cover the travel costs (economy class) for all contributing speakers.


Whom can I contact in case I have questions?

Please reach out to Katharina Klugif you have any questions regarding the event.




The Grete Hermann Network (GHN) is an international network of female researchers in condensed matter physics that is comprised of both junior researchers and experienced professors, and is associated with the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat – Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter, which is funded by the German federal government. At the heart of the network's mission is the goal to promote excellent female-led research and support the recruitment and careers of female scientists within the field. To achieve this, the GHN provides networking and mentoring opportunities, increases visibility of female senior scientists as role models, and creates a comprehensive pool of female researchers in view of future hirings.


The GHN workshop is an excellent opportunity to further these goals. It will encompass scientific talks and events for a general audience of condensed matter physicists (of all genders) with broad research interests and involving all career levels; furthermore, dedicated social meetings will offer the network’s members a chance to connect in a less formal setting. We invite you to join us and contribute to the GHN's mission of bringing together and raising the profile of female condensed matter physicists, and are looking forward to your participation!


Invited speakers

Yi-Ting Hsu, University of Notre Dame, USA

Adriana Pálffy-Buß, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

Andrea Eschenlohr, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Sol H. Jacobsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Susan Coppersmith, University of New South Wales, Australia, & University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA

Natalia Chepiga, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Setsuko Tajima, Osaka University, Japan

Joelle Corrigan, Intel Corporation, USA

Mari Carmen Bañuls, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany

Andrea Bergschneider, Universität Bonn, Germany
Nele Callebaut, Universität zu Köln, Germany



Mon, July 31  



9:00 a.m.  

Opening remarks by Prof. Johanna Edmenger (JMU Würzburg, Germany)

9:30 a.m.  

Exotic phenomena near metal-insulator transition by Prof. Setsuko Tajima (Osaka University, Japan)

10:30 a.m.  

Coffee break

11:00 a.m.  

Intel's 12-qubit test chip by Dr. Joelle Corrigan (Intel Corporation, USA)

12:00 a.m.  

Emergence of gravity from conformal field theoryby Prof. Nele Callebaut (Universität zu Köln, Germany)

12:30 p.m.  

Lunch at the Mensateria Campus Hubland Nord

2:00 p.m.  

Non-equilibrium dynamics of condensed matter: Currents, correlations and phonons by Dr. Andrea Eschenlohr (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

3:00 p.m.  

PT-symmetric non-Hermitian superconductivity by Dr. Viktoriia Kornich (JMU Würzburg, Germany)

3:30 p.m.  

Coffee break

4:00 p.m.  

Extreme value theory and localization in random spin chains by Dr. Jeanne Colbois (CNRS Toulouse)

4:30 p.m.  

What does gender have to do with physics? - Insights from research on science cultures by Andrea Bossmann (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

5:30 p.m.  

Flying dinner

6:30 p.m.  

Poster session



Tue, August 1  



9:00 a.m.   When Kosterlitz and Thouless meet Pokrovsky and Talapov by Dr. Natalia Chepiga (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
10:00 a.m.   Finite energy density with tensor networks and quantum devices by Dr. Mari Carmen Bañuls (Max Planck Institute für Quantenoptik, Germany)
10:30 a.m.   Coffee break
11:00 a.m.   A strategy for material design of higher-order topological superconductors by Prof. Yi-Ting Hsu (University of Notre Dame, USA)
12:00 a.m.  

Addressing rare earth spin ensembles with propagating microwavesby Dr. Nadezhda Kukharchyk (Walther-Meißner-Institut, Germany)

12:30 p.m.   Lunch at the Mensateria Campus Hubland Nord
2:00 p.m.   New perspectives in combining superconductivity and magnetism for spintronics by Dr. Sol H. Jacobsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
3:00 p.m.   Fermion quadrupling condensate spontaneously breaking time-reversal symmetry above the superconducting transition by Dr. Ilaria Maccari (Stockholm University)
3:30 p.m.   Coffee break
4:00 p.m.   Math Meets Physics in Quantum Glasses by Prof. Simone Warzel (TU München)
4:30 p.m.   Establishing a culture of awareness: The MCQST Equal Opportunity Program by Dr. Barbara Tautz (LMU München)
5:00 p.m.   Best poster award
7:00 p.m.   Conference dinner at Bürgerspital
Wed, August 2  



9:00 a.m.  

Quantum stochastic resonance of individual Fe atoms by Prof. Susan Coppersmith (University of New South Wales, Australia)

10:00 a.m.  

Atomically thin semiconductors for quantum computation by Dr. Andrea Bergschneider (Universität Bonn, Germany)

10:30 a.m.  

Coffee break

11:00 a.m.  

Towards x-ray photonic devices exploiting non-trivial topology by Prof. Adriana Pálffy-Buß (JMU Würzburg, Germany)

12:00 a.m.  

Pfaffian invariant identifies magnetic obstructed atomic insulators by Isidora Araya Day (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

12:30 p.m.   Lunch at the Mensateria Campus Hubland Nord
2:00 p.m.  

Final remarks by Prof. Johanna Erdmenger (JMU Würzburg, Germany)

2:30 p.m.  

Hike in the vineyards of Würzburg with wine tasting & networking. Destination: Weingut Trockene Schmitts


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