Topological Quantum Matter

Coordinators: Ignacio Cirac, Lukasz Fidkowski, Ashvin Vishwanath, and Cenke Xu

Scientific Advisors: Anton Kapustin and T. Senthil

Previously, phases of matter were predominantly classified based on symmetry principles, or purely on the basis of topological properties. Recent developments however have highlighted the interplay of symmetry and topology as manifested by topological insulators and other symmetry protected topological (SPT) phases, and by symmetry enrichment of topological orders. On the theoretical side, there has been rapid progress in the classification of new states of matter, including the role of strong interactions which leads to entirely new phases and phenomena. These investigations have been highly cross disciplinary from the outset combining condensed matter theory and quantum information ideas with those in high energy physics and mathematics. On the other hand, experimentalists have successfully realized a variety of nontrivial systems such as fractional quantum Hall states, topological and Chern insulators, Weyl and Dirac semimetals although several other theoretically proposed phases remain to be identified. This conference will bring together experts who are studying topological systems from theoretical, numerical and experimental perspectives, to share their expertise and discuss the most exciting and relevant progresses in this field.

PLEASE NOTE: During the conference there will be an opportunity to present a poster. If you are interested in presenting a poster please visit the conference website and submit your title and abstract.  Each poster board is 4 feet high x 6 feet wide. We ask that the posters be no larger than 44 inches high x 34 inches wide at the most.

We have now reached capacity for this conference and are no longer accepting registrations.