Workshop on Relativistic dynamics of graphene
Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington
January 8 - 11, 2008

The registration fee for the workshop will be $50 per person. This is required to have catered coffee and refreshments in the mornings and catered snacks in the afternoon. Please send a $50 check (payable in US dollars, and drawn on a US bank) to "University of Washington" at the address below, OR plan to pay by cash or check immediately upon arrival at the INT. We are unable to accept credit cards; exact change is appreciated.

There will be an optional dinner at Ivar's Salmon House on January 10 (Thursday). Ivar's Salmon House is a favored restaurant, famous for their salmon, that is within a walking distance from INT. The cost is about $45 per person. Please note that you must notify Darlette Powell that you wish to attend the dinner no later than January 2 (Wednesday). If we do not receive a confirmation notification from you before that date, we will assume that you do not plan to attend. We appreciate your cooperation.

Please plan to pay the fee (and dinner cost, if attending) upon arrival at the INT. Or, you may mail payment to:

INT Workshop 08-37W
Institute for Nuclear Theory
University of Washington
Attn: Darlette Powell
Box 351550
Seattle, WA 98195-1550


The purpose of the workshop is to bring together leading experts from several different disciplines working on graphene and closely related topics. The goal is to advance understanding of the physics of graphene and to enrich the fundamental knowledge of strongly-coupled relativistic systems in 2+1 dimensions. In view of a very unique, relativistic type dynamics in graphene, the workshop is expected to stimulate a mutually benefiting exchange of ideas between the condensed matter, nuclear and high-energy physics communities.

The main topics of the workshop will be:

  1. recent advances in studying the physics properties of graphene
  2. theoretical methods and techniques in studying planar relativistic gauge theories at strong coupling
  3. challenges and future directions in studying graphene-like condensed matter and nuclear/high-energy systems
  4. use of the experimental studies of graphene for deeper insight into the chiral dynamics of actual relativistic systems

Tentative list of speakers

  1. Claudio Chamon (Boston University), "Electron fractionalization in graphene-like structures"
  2. Andrei Chitov (Brookhaven National Lab), "Atomic collapse and supercritical impurities in graphene"
  3. Thomas Cohen (University of Maryland), "The Schwinger mechanism and graphene"
  4. Joaquín Drut (University of Washington), "RG flow of quartic perturbations in graphene: Strong coupling and large-N limits"
  5. Herbert Fertig (Indiana University), "Chirality, edges, and magnetism in graphene"
  6. Michael Fogler (University of California, San Diego), "Effects of nonlinear screening in graphene nanostructures"
  7. Marcel Franz (University of British Columbia), "Fractionalization of charge and statistics in graphene and similar structures"
  8. Roman Jackiw (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Chiral gauge theory for graphene-like systems"
  9. Igor Herbut (Simon Fraser University), "SO(3) theory of graphene's quantum Hall effect"
  10. Mikhail Katsnelson ( Radboud University of Nijmegen), "Gauge fields in corrogated graphene"
  11. Alessandra Lanzara (University of California, Berkeley), Electronic properties of epitaxial graphene
  12. Leonid Levitov* (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Chiral electron transport in graphene p-n junctions"
  13. Zhiqiang Li (University of California, San Diego) , "Infrared probe of charge dynamics and carrier lifetime in graphene transistors"
  14. Vladimir Miransky (University of Western Ontario), "Surprises in dynamics in quantum Hall effect in graphene"
  15. Eugene Mishchenko (University of Utah), "Plasmon excitations in graphene"
  16. Kostya Novoselov (University of Manchester), "Electron interaction effects in graphene"
  17. Jiannis Pachos (University of Leeds), "Graphene, vorticity and the index theorem"
  18. Peter Petreczky (Brookhaven National Laboratory), "Simulating dynamical fermions in lattice QCD"
  19. Soo-Jong Rey (Seoul National University), "String theory for multi-stacked graphene"
  20. Daniel Sheehy (Louisiana State University), "Quantum Critical Scaling in Graphene"
  21. Sergei Sharapov (Western Illinois University), "The magneto-optical response of the Dirac quasiparticles in graphene"
  22. Dam Thanh Son (University of Washington), "Coulomb impurity in graphene"

*To be confirmed


Updated: December 13, 2007