Q-Mat is a national conference to be held at IISER Mohali from 25th to 27th July, 2018. We aim to bring a large fraction of the Indian quantum condensed matter community together following the spirit of a community meeting. The conference will be jointly organized by IISER Mohali and TIFR Mumbai.
In the spirit of a community meeting, Q-mat will seek participation of a large fraction of active researchers in this area. We plan to have 6 overview talks (1 hr duration) encompassing broad areas of quantum condensed matter and about 50 invited talks (30 min each) in two parallel sessions spread over 3 days. In addition we will have one evening lecture and one public lecture. We will try to accommodate as many speakers as possible in two parallel sessions. A fraction of the talks would be reserved for junior researchers, i.e. post-docs and senior graduate students, which will be chosen from submitted abstracts. There will also be poster sessions for community members/junior students. In addition, we will have corporate sessions for talks given by equipment manufacturers/suppliers.
Our goal is to be as inclusive as possible within logistical limits. If this program is successful, we would like to make it an annual feature, and we hope to provide a platform for a large cross section of condensed matter physicists in the country to meet annually.