Topological Insulators and Mathematical Science – Conference and Program

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.



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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


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