SCES@60 Speakers

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Student Registration-Workshop Only

Use the "Student Registration-Workshop Only" link if you are a student attending the workshop. The Student fee for the workshop is $60.00. We apologize, but due to space constraints, students are not eligible to attend the banquet.
NOTE: Assistance with registration and travel expenses for students is available. Contact Becky McDuffee

Regular Registration

Click on the "Regular Registration" link above to register for the workshop and banquet. The Conference fee of $150.00 includes the Conference and the Banquet following the conference.

Banquet Only

Use the "Banquet" link above only if you are bringing a guest to the banquet. The fee of $90.00 includes the Banquet at Timpone's Celebrating David Pine's 90th Birthday. You must click this link and fill out the form once for each guest you are bringing to the banquet.


Click on "Hotel" above to go to the conference hotel registration site. You will need to enter your arrival and departure dates and the number of people in your party. Please be aware that the site defaults may not reflect the dates you want. Please call the hotel with questions regarding their web site. The site will give you the conference group rates for the Hampton Inn.

Sinfonia Concert

Click the above "Sinfonia Concert" link for complementary tickets to the Sinfonia Concert, Friday October 17th at 7:30 PM in the Foellinger Great Hall.

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* Registration Deadline is 10/11/2014!

Video Links

Workshop Talks


Banquet Video


Friday, October 17th:

Light refreshments

6:00 to 6:45pm - Hampton Lobby

7:30 pm Sinfonia da Camera Concert,
Ian Hobson, Music Director

Saturday October 18th:

SCES@60 Workshop


Engineering Sciences Building (ESB), Rm 190
1101 W. Springfield - Urbana, IL 61801

Saturday Evening October 18th:

7:00 PM

DP@90 Banquet

710 S Goodwin - Urbana, Il 61801


We are delighted to be holding these two important events: A one-day workshop celebrating the field of strongly correlated electron systems that is now about 60 years old (SCES@60); followed by a banquet celebrating the 90th birthday of the physicist whose seminal work laid the foundations of SCES*: (DP@90).

SCES@60 will consist of a series of speakers covering the roots of discovery, landmark achievements, and the present status in experiment, theory and computation. We will conclude with a panel to define specific future research directions. Talks will be published on our web site (author discretion) along with notes taken during the panel.

This event culminates in a Birthday celebration for a founder for the exciting field of strongly correlated electron systems, David Pines. DP@90 will be a banquet with a series of short talks focusing on the achievements of David Pines; with personal recollections encouraged.

We look forward to seeing you in Urbana during its most lovely month for these great celebrations!

Laura Greene and David Campbell

*D. Bohm and D. Pines, A Collective Description of Electron Interactions. I-IV, Phys. Rev. 82, 625–634 (1951); Phys. Rev. 85, 338–353 (1952); Phys. Rev. 92, 609-625 (1953); Phys. Rev. 92, 626-636 (1953).


Felix Mendelssohn, Anton Dvořák and David Pines

These two recordings hold an important historical connection to David Pines, showing his deep understanding and appreciation of the fine arts; and its consilience to correlated electron physics.

Jacob Shaham was an astrophysicist from Tel Aviv University who worked with David Pines in Urbana from 1971 to 1973; where his son, Gil Shaham was born in 1971. David suggested to Ian Hobson that he invite Gil back to Urbana in 1987 to play the Mendelssohn Concerto when Gil was only 16 years old. Ian then invited him back again to play the Dvořák Concerto in 1995 after Gil had become an internationally renowned soloist.

These are the two recordings of the Concertos played by Gil Shaham and conducted by Ian Hobson:

Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64. Gil Shaham, violin, with Sinfonia da Camera led by Ian Hobson from a 4/9/1987 performance in the Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, Illinois. Part 1, Part 2

Antonin Dvořák: Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53. Gil Shaham, violin, with Sinfonia da Camera led by Ian Hobson from a 11/17/95 performance in the Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, Illinois.