The CMSA will be hosting a conference on the subject of topological insulators and mathematical science on September 15-17. Seminars will take place each day from 2:00-7:00pm in Science Center Hall D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, September 15

Time | Speaker | Title |

2:00pm | Shoucheng Zhang, Stanford University | Theory of interacting topological insulators and superconductors |

2:45pm | Ke He, Tsinghua University | Quantum anomalous Hall effect in magnetic topological insulators |

3:30pm | break | |

3:45pm | Michael Freedman, Microsoft Station Q | Distortion of gauge fields and order parameter |

4:30pm | Dan Freed, UT Austin | Short-range entanglement and invertible field theories |

5:15pm | break | |

5:30pm | Xiao-Gang Wen, MIT | Quantum entanglement, topological order, and tensor category in many-body physics |

6:15pm | Cenke Xu, UC Santa Barbara | Interacting topological superconductors and possible origin of 16n chiral fermions in the Standard Model |

Tuesday, September 16

Time | Speaker | Title |

2:00-2:45pm | Bert Halperin, Harvard University | Topological superconductivity in 1D and quasi-1D |

2:45-3:30pm | Vladimir Stojanovic, Harvard University | “Lie algebraic aspects of quantum controlin interacting spin-1/2 (qubit) chains |

3:30-3:45pm | break | |

3:45-4:30pm | Chong Wang, MIT | Interacting electronic topological insulators and superconductors in three dimensions |

4:30-5:15pm | Joel Moore, UC Berkeley | Dynamical and disorder effects on transport in topological insulators and metals |

5:15-5:30pm | break | |

5:30-6:15pm | Xiaoling Qi, Stanford University | “Layer construction of 3D topological states and string braiding statistics” |

Wednesday, September 17

Time | Speaker | Title |

1:30-2:15pm | Subir Sachdev, Harvard University | Quantum matter without quasiparticles |

2:15-3:00pm | Eugene Demler, Harvard University | Exploring topological states with synthetic matter |

3:00-3:15pm | break | |

3:15-4:00pm | Hai Lin, CMSA and Harvard University | Integrability, symmetry and protected states in quantum field theory |

4:00-4:45pm | Congjun Wu, UC San Diego | Quaternionic analytic Landau levels inthree dimensions |

4:45-5:30pm | Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley | The entanglement and limit shapes in statistical mechanics |

5:30-5:45pm | break | |

5:45-6:30pm | Chao-Xing Liu, Penn State | Topological crystalline insulators and topological magnetic crystalline insulators |

6:30-7:15pm | Zheng-Cheng Gu, Perimeter Institute | Symmetry-protected topological orders for interacting fermions: fermionic topological non-linear-sigma models and a special group super-cohomology theory |