Topology and Entanglement in Correlated Quantum Systems

International Seminar: July 14 - July 20, 2014 and July 26 - August 8, 2014

International Workshop: July 21 - July 25, 2014

Scientific Coordinators:
Erez Berg (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Nigel Cooper (University of Cambridge, UK)
Frank Pollmann (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Germany)
Xiao-Gang Wen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA)

Sabine Strecker/Esther-Sharon Bartsch (MPIPKS Dresden, Germany)

Short description: In recent years it has been discovered that topology can play a crucial role in understanding certain phases of matter. In these phases, the system does not break any symmetries, yet some hidden form of order and exotic excitations are present. This seminar and workshop program brings together leading scientists working on topological phenomena in condensed matter systems, with an emphasis on phenomena which arise due to inter-particle interactions.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Topological orders
  • Classification of topological phases
  • Symmetry protected topological phases
  • Symmetry enriched topological phases
  • Fractional quantum Hall
  • Optical lattice realizations of topological phases
  • Topological spin liquids
  • Numerical simulations of topologically ordered systems
  • Detection of topological orders
  • Topological quantum computing

    Invited Speakers

    D. Abanin (Canada) J. Alicea (USA) E. Altman (Israel)
    F. Assaad (Germany) L. Aycock (USA) M. Barkeshli (USA)
    A. Bernevig (USA) F. Burnell (USA) C. Chamon (USA)
    I. Cirac (Germany) L. Fidkowski (USA) F. Gerbier (France)
    T. Grover (USA) Z.-C. Gu (Canada) V. Gurarie (USA)
    M. Hafezi (USA) M. Heiblum (Israel) Y.-B. Kim (Canada)
    A. Läuchli (Austria) M. Levin (USA) N. Lindner (Israel)
    M.A. Metlitski (USA) R. Moessner (Germany) R. Mong (USA)
    J. Moore (USA) O. Motrunich (USA) T. Neupert (USA)
    Y. Oreg (Israel) M. Oshikawa (Japan) D. Poilblanc (France)
    S. Rachel (Germany) G. Refael (USA) N. Regnault (France)
    S. Ryu (USA) K. Schoutens (Netherlands) K. Shtengel (USA)
    S. Simon (UK) A. Stern (Israel) R. Thomale (Germany)
    S. Todadri (USA) S. Trebst (Germany) A. Turner (USA)
    A. Young (USA) C. Xu (USA)

    Applications for oral and poster contributions are welcome and should be made by using the application form. The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the workshop is 120 EUR and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses. Please note that childcare is available upon request.

    Applications received before May 15, 2014, are considered preferentially.

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