Topological Aspects of Condensed Matter

During Academic year 2018-19, the CMSA will be hosting a Program on Topological Aspects of Condensed Matter. New ideas rooted in topology have recently had a big impact on condensed matter physics, and have highlighted new connections with high energy physics, mathematics and quantum information theory. Additionally, these ideas have found applications in the design of photonic systems and of materials with novel mechanical properties. The aim of this program will be to deepen these connections by foster discussion and seeding new collaborations within and across disciplines.

As part of the Program, the CMSA will be hosting two workshops:


Additionally, a weekly Topology Seminar will be held on Mondays from 10:00-11:30pm in CMSA room G10

Here is a partial list of the mathematicians who have indicated that they will attend part or all of this special program

Name Tentative Visiting Dates

Jason Alicea

Maissam Barkeshli 4/22/2019 – 4/26/2019
Xie Chen 4/15-17/2019 4/19-21/2019 4/24-30/2019

Lukasz Fidkowski


Zhengcheng Gu

8/15/2018-8/30/2018 & 5/9/2019-5/19/2019

Yin Chen He

Anton Kapustin 8/26/2018-8/30/2018 & 3/28/2019-4/5/2019

Michael Levin

Yuan-Ming Lu 4/29/2019-6/01/2019

Adam Nahum

4/2/2019- 4/19/2019

Masaki Oshikawa

Chong Wang  10/22/2018-11/16/2018

Juven Wang

Cenke Xu  8/26/2018-10/1/2018

Yi-Zhuang You


Mike Zaletel