Topology and Dynamics in Quantum Matter Workshop

On September 10-11, 2019, the CMSA will be hosting a second workshop on Topological Aspects of Condensed Matter.

New ideas rooted in topology have recently had a major impact on condensed matter physics, and have led to new connections with high energy physics, mathematics and quantum information theory.  The aim of this program will be to deepen these connections and spark new progress by fostering discussion and new collaborations within and across disciplines.

Topics include i) the classification of topological states  ii) topological orders in two and three dimensions including quantum spin liquids, quantum Hall states and fracton phases and iii)  interplay of symmetry and topology in quantum many body systems, including symmetry protected topological phases, symmetry fractionalization and anomalies iv) topological phenomena in quantum systems  driven far from equlibrium v) quantum field theory approaches to topological matter.

This workshop is part of the CMSA’s program on Program on Topological Aspects of Condensed Matterand is the second of two workshops, in addition to a visitor program and seminars.

The workshop will be held in room G10 of the CMSA, located at 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA.

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Organizers: Michael Hermele (CU Boulder) and Ashvin Vishwanath (Harvard)

Partial list of speakers:

Videos of the lectures can be found in the Youtube playlist below. Links to talks are also available on the schedule below.