Correlated Matter & Light

Geneva, 7th – 9th Sept. 2022


The scope of this conference is defined broadly as physics and spectroscopy of correlated quantum matter. It will be represented, in particular, by the topics:

  • Electron correlations
  • Superconductivity
  • Charge-spin-lattice couplings
  • Topological materials
  • Low-dimensional materials
  • Optical and electron spectroscopies
An additional theme of this event is to honor the retirement of Prof. Dirk van der Marel, one of the leaders in the spectroscopy of quantum correlated matter for 40 years.

The conference is open to researchers, engineers and students, either in presence or online. The three-day program includes invited talks and contributed posters. Young scientists and female participants are particularly welcome.

Invited speakers

Gabriel Aeppli (Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland)
Ana Akrap (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Nimrod Bachar (Ariel University, Israel)
Dimitri Basov (Columbia University, USA)
Lara Benfatto (University of Rome, Italy)
Girsh Blumberg (Rutgers University, USA)
Fabrizio Carbone (EPFL, Switzerland)
Andrea Caviglia (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Andrea Damascelli (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Joachim Deisenhofer (Augsburg University, Germany)
Martin Dressel (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Natalia Drichko (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Antoine Georges (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Laura H. Greene (National MagLab and Florida State University, USA)
Markus Grüninger (University of Cologne, Germany)
Erik van Heumen (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Christopher Homes (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
Katalin Kamaras (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Daniil Khomskii (University of Cologne, Germany)
Anthony Leggett (University of Illinois, USA)
Paul van Loosdrecht (University of Cologne, Germany)
Dirk van der Marel (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Frank Marsiglio (University of Alberta, Canada)
Igor Mazin (George Mason University, USA)
John Mydosh (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)
Michael Norman (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
Fulvio Parmigiani (University of Trieste)
George Sawatzky (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Zhi-Xun Shen (Stanford University, USA)
Setsuko Tajima (Osaka University, Japan)
Karina Thånell (Lund University, Sweden)
Jan Zaanen (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

Supported by


Peter Armitage (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Felix Baumberger (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Alexey Kuzmenko (University of Geneva, Switzerland)


Technical support

Pierre Bouillot (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Sandro D'Aleo (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Administrative support

Adriana Bonito Aleman (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Fabienne Hartmeier (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Dragana Pantelic (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Christophe Schwarz (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Natacha Triscone (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Apply before Mon, June 15, 2020

General information

There is no conference fee. For all registered participants, the organizers take on their charge:

  • coffee breaks
  • lunch breaks
  • visit to the Patek Philippe Museum
Participants and accompanying persons pay for the conference dinner 100CHF per person before August 15, 2022.
COVID: The conference will follow the sanitary recommendations of the Swiss confederation. The participants must follow these rules during the conference.


  • The registration to all participants (including invited speakers) opens on April 15, 2022.
  • The abstract submission will close on June 22, 2022.
  • The registration without abstract will remain possible till August 15, 2022.
  • The fee of the conference dinner should be paid before August 15, 2022.
  • The CML 2022 conference will take place on September 7-9, 2022.

Program overview

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Poster session - Wednesday September 7th (17:30 - 19:00)

Francesco BarantaniResonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering Study of Electron-Exciton Coupling in High-Tc Cuprates 1
Jonathan CurtisLocal Fluctuations in Cavity Control of Ferroelectricity 3
Sandy Adhitia EkahanaLaser ARPES on Fe3Sn2: Untangling twin domains and discovery of unconventional quasiparticle 4
Gianmarco GattiDirect observation of flat bands in twisted bilayer Wse2 5
Romain GrassetTerahertz pulse-driven collective mode in the nematic superconducting state of Ba1-xKxFe2As2 6
Marco GrilliDissipation-driven strange metal behavior in High-TC superconducting cuprates 7
Jason HancockNegative thermal expansion from structural quantum phase transitions 8
Jae KimZhang-Rice excitons in 2D van der Waals antiferromagnets 9
Christine KuntscherOptical signatures of Dirac electrons in the nodal-line semimetal ZrSiS under extreme conditions 10
Julia KüspertPseudogap Suppression by Competition with Superconductivity in La-Based Cuprates 11
Florence Levy-BertrandExploring THz electrodynamics of superconductors with Kinetic Inductance Detectors 12
Premysl MarsikTerahertz and infrared magneto-ellipsometer 13
Alain SacutoSpin singlet and quasiparticule excitations in cuprates 14
Siddharth SaxenaDynamics of the critical phonon modes in quantum paraelectric SrTiO3 15
Yinming ShaoElectronic Correlations and Nano-optics in Nodal Metals 16
Anna TamaiLaser ARPES measurements of Sr2RuO4 under uniaxial strain 17
Phoebe TengdinImaging the ultrafast coherent control of a skyrmion crystal 18
Mattia UdinaTerahertz displacive excitation of a coherent Raman-active phonon in V2O3 19
Davide ValentinisKinetic theory of the non-local electrodynamic response in anisotropic metals: skin effect and application to PdCoO2 20
Jeroen van den BrinkHow surfaces Berry-curve Bloch-electrons 21
Giulia VendittiThe CDW-SC competition as a source of filamentary superconductivity: a Monte Carlo study 22
Marine VerseilsStrength and temperature range enhancement of electromagnon in CuO under pressure 23
Victor YakovenkoOptical Control of Topological Memory Based on Orbital Magnetization 24
Yikai YangInvestigation of strongly hybridized electro-nuclear spin system in LiHoF4 using Cavity-Magnon-Polariton technique 25

Conference location

The conference will be held at Ecole de Physique from University of Geneva.

Ecole de Physique
University of Geneva
24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH – 1211 Geneva 4


For the conference participants, the organizers allotted a block of 30 rooms for 4 nights from 6 to 10 of September 2022 in the Swiss Home Hotel**** (, Av. de Sainte-Clotilde 7, 1205 Genève), located conveniently in a 10-minute walking distance from the conference venue. The special rate is CHF 205 per night for a single room and CHF 240 for a double room, breakfast included. In order to use this option, the participants will have to contact the hotel before July 31, 2022 directly by email: and mention the promotional code CML2022. After this date, only standard booking will be possible.

From Geneva airport

The airport is less than 4 km far from Geneva center.

  • From Geneva airport to Geneva station by train (7 minutes). There are regular trains from the airport to the main Geneva train station (Cornavin). All the trains stop at Geneva Cornavin station. See train timetable.
  • From Geneva airport to Ecole de physique by bus. The bus stop is at the check-in level. Bus line 5 or 10 and change at Bel-Air. From Bel-Air bus stop, take the bus 19 (to Onex-Cité) or 2 (to Cressy). Stop at Musée d’Ethnographie, and walk a few minutes to Ecole de Physique.

From Geneva train station

From Geneva train station (Cornavin) to Ecole de Physique by bus/tram there are several options:

  • Take the bus 1 (to Hôpital Trois-Chênes) in front of the station, direction to the right, exit at stop “Ecole de Médecine”, and walk a few minutes to Ecole de Physique.
  • or walk 5 minutes until stop “Coutance” and take the bus 19 (to Onex-Cité). Exit at stop “Musée ethnographie”, and walk a few minutes to Ecole de Physique.
  • or take the tramway 14 (to Bernex Vailly), exit at stop “Jonction” and walk a few minutes to Ecole de Physique.
See bus timetable
Picture: Ferdinand Hodler, «Le Lac Léman et le Mont-Blanc, avec cygnes », 1918
© Musée d’art et d’histoire, Ville de Genève, legacy Hector Hodler et Emilie Hodler-Ruch, 1964, photograph: Flora Bevilacqua.