ICAM-12CAM Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, Davis, CA, USA
27 June 2011 at 09:00
8 July 2011
Trieste - Italy
LB (Main Lecture Hall)
Directors: C. Kane, A.W.W. Ludwig, P.B. Wiegmann, M. Zahid Hasan; V. Kravtsov (Local Organiser)
Topological phenomena are ubiquitous in electronic condensed matter physics. The study of these phenomena has been developed independently, but in recent years there has been a great amount of convergence. On one hand, topological phenomena have played a central role in the quantum Hall effect for many years. More recently, the non-Abelian quantum Hall states have attracted a great deal of attention, both experimentally and theoretically. On the other hand, in a completely different development taking place within the past five years, topological band insulators have been discovered theoretically, and soon after experimentally. This has led to a high level of activity in this field. The area of topological phenomena in electronic condensed matter physics is an emergent field revealing most fundamental aspects of quantum many-body physics, with potential applications to quantum computation. This two-week event will bring together leading experts in these areas with the aim of nucleating new ideas and conceptual developments.
i) New Theoretical Developments;
ii) New Materials Exhibiting various Topological Properties &
New Experiments that Probe Them;
iii) Mathematical Structures underlying such Phenomena.
The Workshop and School are followed by the Fifth Stig Lundqvist Conference on Advancing Frontiers of Condensed Matter Physics, from 11 to 15 July, which will continue to focus on many of the themes mentioned above (http://agenda.ictp.it?smr.php?2249)
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 1 MARCH 2011 (OVER)
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