The 13th Japan-Korea-Taiwan Symposium on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems will be held at Osaka University and Hotel Hankyu Expo Park in Osaka, Japan, from January 15th to January 17th, 2013. This symposium originally started as a workshop devoted to recent advances in the growing field of strongly correlated materials in Korea and Japan. It has evolved into a trilateral Japan-Korea-Taiwan symposium, reflecting further vigorous research activities. Particularly in 2013, the symposium will be held with the support of the Global-COE program “Core Research and Engineering of Advanced Materials - Interdisciplinary Education Center for Materials Science" of Osaka University, Japan. The purpose is to provide a forum for discussion on the latest progress over a broad range of topics in the field of strongly correlated materials.


The symposium will cover novel materials and properties of strongly correlated electron systems, including but not limited to the following subjects:

*Novel spectroscopy *Exotic superconductors
*Interfaces *Spin-orbit coupling
*Frustrated magnetism *Multiferroics

The symposium also includes presentations and discussion about state-of-the-art spectroscopic techniques which contribute to the understanding of the above materials (e.g., time-resolved photoemission, soft x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, x-ray magnetic resonant scattering).

Special event

In this symposium, we plan to hold a special event dedicated to the following four honorable scholars who have contributed to the organization of the JKT Symposium on the occasion of their 60th birthday.

Prof. Atsushi Fujimori (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
Prof. Se-Jung Oh (Institute for Basic Science, Korea)
Dr. Chien-Te Chen (National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Taiwan)
Prof. Shik Shin (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Presentations and participants

Invited talks and poster presentations are planned. About 100 participants are expected.