Symposium on Quantum Materials: Theory-Simulations, Experiment and Machine Learning

Spetses, Greece. June 7-12, 2020

This symposium will bring together more than 40 global experts in the fields of quantum materials (theory, simulations and experiments) and machine learning for an extensive five-day discussion geared towards the advancement of quantum materials research. The symposium will take stock of the ongoing research efforts under the banner of various quantum materials initiatives and device new strategies to leverage the upcoming leap in capability due to proposed exa-scale computing systems, machine learning methods, novel material synthesis and characterization techniques and experimental facilities.

Structured panel discussions will also serve to establish collaborations and brainstorm about future challenges in this domain.

Anargyreios and Korgialeneios School of Spetses (AKSS)

June 7 - 12, 2020

Experts in Machine Learning, Computational Materials Science, Condensed Matter Theory, Ultrafast Experiments

Symposium participants

  • Frank Alexander, Brookhaven National Lab
  • Esen E. Alp, Argonne National Lab
  • Arun Bansil, Northeastern University
  • Uwe Bergmann, SLAC
  • Collin Broholm, Johns Hopkins University
  • Andre Clayborne, Howard University
  • Dogus Cubuk, Google Brain
  • Pratibha Deb, Howard University
  • Alain Esteve, LAAS, France
  • Simon Fichtner, University of Kiel, Germany
  • Ian Foster, Argonne National Lab
  • Shogo Fukushima, Kumamoto University
  • Supratik Guha, Argonne National Lab
  • Malancha Gupta, USC
  • Teresa Head-Gordon, Berkeley
  • Rafael Jaramillo, MIT
  • Puru Jena, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Rajiv Kalia, USC
  • Efthimios Kaxiras, Harvard University
  • Asif Khan, Georgia Tech
  • Doug Kothe, Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Aravind Krishnamoorthy, USC
  • Jeff Nelson, Sandia National Lab
  • Max Nikias, USC
  • Michael Papka, Argonne National Lab
  • Sokrates Pantelides, Vanderbilt University
  • Paulo Cesar Piquini, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
  • Rampi Ramprasad, Georgia Tech
  • Jose Pedro Rino, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
  • Carole Rossi, LAAS, France
  • Naurang Saini, Universita' degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
  • Maddury S. Somayazulu, Argonne National Lab
  • Rick Stevens, ANL
  • Giorgos Tsironis, University of Crete
  • Kenji Tsuruta, Okayama University, Japan
  • Priya Vashishta, USC
  • Logan Ward, Argonne National Lab
  • Satoshi Watanabe, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Tao Wei, Howard University
  • Haidan Wen, Argonne National Lab
  • Patricia Wong, USC
  • Tian Xie, MIT
  • Yannis Yortsos, USC
  • Xiaolin Zheng, Stanford University

Meeting Agenda

Agenda will be available soon.

Symposium Venue and Location

The meeting will be hosted at the Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses (AKSS), a historical and cultural heritage site on the island of Spetses, Greece.

The School, surrounded by pine forests and olive groves and embedded with beautiful gardens, regularly hosts a variety of international scientific and professional conferences, and other events (See PDF of the AKSS magazine).

Symposium Photos

Photographs from the symposium will be uploaded here soon.

Contact the Symposium Organizers

The symposium is organized by

Getting to Spetses

Spetses island lies 50 miles southwest of Athens (see map below) and is most accessible by ferry from the port of Piraeus in Athens. Schedules of the ferry from Piraeus to Spetses island can be found here . Ferry tickets (€ 40.5 each way) can be obtained online from Hellenic Seaways at

Note: Ferry outbound from Athens to Spetses Island runs between 8:30 am and 7:30 pm. Inbound ferry to Athens from Spetses Island run between 6:10 am to 8:05 pm. There are only 4-5 ferry per day. Please plan your trip accordingly.

Published on February 14th, 2020

Last updated on February 16th, 2020