The workshop addresses the mechanisms for
non-Fermi liquid behavior in strongly correlated electron systems, with an
emphasis on the extent to which the notion of quantum criticality plays a role.
The materials to be covered in this context will include heavy fermion metals,
as well as high Tc cuprates and other transition metal compounds. The
theoretical issues raised by the experimental results will be extensively
Following the tradition of the Lorentz Center,
the workshop will provide ample time for informal discussions. Each participant
will have a desk and access to a computer. We plan to have one or at most two
talks each day that will serve to keep a focus during the two weeks, and to
help catalyze and inspire the informal discussions. The program will be
developed after a tentative list of participants becomes available.