Topological States of Matter

Workshop | Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Directors:
Reinhold Egger
Leonid Glazman
Roman Lutchyn
Charles Marcus
Pasquale Sodano
Felix Von Oppen

This conference will focus on the topologically ordered phases of matter, their experimental signatures, and their possible applications for topologically-protected quantum computations. The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers working on different subjects related to the topological states of matter and to facilitate their interdisciplinary collaboration through the exchange of their knowledge, skills and methods.

 

Such collaboration should stimulate new ideas and approaches in the rapidly developing field of the topological states of matter.

 

Topological quantum matter represents a new class of materials which are characterized by non-local topological properties emerging from purely local (microscopic) degrees of freedom. Our understanding of topological states of matter has been broadened enormously over the last decade. The progress on the theoretical end includes, for example, the prediction of topological insulators and superconductors as well as the exploration of the interplay between symmetry and topology with an aim to classify topological states. A remarkable progress has been also made on the experimental front. Inspired by the theoretical predictions, experimentalists in laboratories across the world are now trying to realize the simplest topological quantum states. Among them much attention attracted Majorana systems, e.g. superconductors that support Majorana zero-energy modes (Majoranas). It is believed that the defects carrying these modes obey non-Abelian statistics and, as such, might be of potential use for quantum computing. There has been remarkable experimental progress in the quest to find Majoranas in various superconducting heterostructures involving semiconducting wires, ferromagnetic chains, and quantum spin Hall materials.

 

The conference is designed to be interdisciplinary, as we aim to bring together leading experts in the field, both experimentalists and theorists. Such cross-subject conversation is critical to further advance our understanding of the conditions under which topological phases may be realized and how they can be harnessed for quantum information processing. We believe that the proposed conference is very timely and has the potential to make a significant and lasting effect on the scientific community.

 

Conference Date:

March 21 to 28, 2017 followed by informal workshop. 

 

Registration Fee:

Students = R$400,00 Brazilian reais.

Postdocs/Professionals = R$800,00 Brazilian reais.

 

Registration fee: All the participants are expected to pay the registration fee. Members of the local community (institutions in Natal) are considered as free listeners and are exempt from paying the fee.

 

*Registration fee is accepted in cash only.

** Information about lodging will be posted soon.

 

Financial Support:

Available for those who qualify for financial help. You may apply for financial support when filling out your registration form (Registration page).  

 

For more information, please contact our events department at: events@iip.ufrn.br

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Date Time Speakers Name Talk Title

Tuesday

March 21, 2017

09:15 am - 10:00 am

REGISTRATION

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Gleb Finkelstein

Invited speaker

Duke University

10:40 am - 11:20 am

Yuval Oreg

Invited speaker

Weizmann Institute of Science

11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Joseph Maciejko

Invited speaker

University of Alberta

12:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH BREAK

02:30 pm - 03:00 pm

COFFEE BREAK

03:00 pm - 03:40 pm

Rui-Rui Du

Invited speaker

Rice University

03:40 pm - 04:20 pm

Bela Bauer

Invited speaker

University of California Santa Barbara

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

POSTER SESSION

Wednesday

March 22, 2017

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Erez Berg

Invited speaker

Weizmann Institute of Science

10:40 am - 11:20 am

Dima Pikulin

Invited speaker

UBC Physics & Astronomy

11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Jose Carlos Egues

Invited speaker

University of Sao Paulo

12:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH BREAK

02:30 pm - 03:00 pm

COFFEE BREAK

03:00 pm - 03:40 pm

Gennady Gusev

Invited speaker

USP Sao Paulo

03:40 pm - 04:20 pm

Manuel Houzet

Invited speaker

CEA

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm

COFFEE BREAK

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Gerard 't Hooft

Invited Lecturers

Utrecht University

Thursday

March 23, 2017

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Alexander Altland

Invited speaker

University of Cologne

10:40 am - 11:20 am

Eran Sela

Invited speaker

Telaviv University, Israel

11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Jay Sau

Invited speaker

University of Maryland

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

LUNCH BREAK

01:30 pm - 02:10 pm

Karsten Flensberg

Invited speaker

Niels Bohr Institutet

02:10 pm - 02:50 pm

Jelena Klinovaja

Invited speaker

University of Basel

02:50 pm - 03:20 pm

COFFEE BREAK

03:20 pm - 04:00 pm

Peter Krogstrup

Invited speaker

University of Copenhagen

04:00 pm - 04:40 pm

Jaroslav Fabian

Invited speaker

University of Regensburg

07:00 pm - 09:30 pm

WORKSHOP DINNER

Friday

March 24, 2017

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Simon Trebst

Invited speaker

University of Koeln

10:40 am - 11:20 am

Cristiane Morais Smith

Invited speaker

Utrecht University

11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Raquel Queiroz

Invited speaker

Weizmann Institute of Science

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

LUNCH BREAK

01:30 pm - 02:10 pm

Matthew Gilbert

Invited speaker

UC Berkeley Physics

02:10 pm - 02:50 pm

Peter Schmitteckert

Invited speaker

University of Würzburg

02:50 pm - 03:20 pm

COFFEE BREAK

03:20 pm - 04:00 pm

Eduardo Cantera Marino

Invited speaker

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

04:00 pm - 04:40 pm

Warlley Campos

Invited speaker

Federal University of Viçosa

Monday

March 27, 2017

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Stephan Plugge

Invited speaker

Dsseldorf University

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Arturo Tagliacozzo

Invited speaker

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

LUNCH BREAK

01:30 pm - 02:10 pm

Kirill Shtengel

Invited speaker

University of California

02:10 pm - 02:50 pm

Francesco Toppan

Invited speaker

CBPF

02:50 pm - 03:20 pm

COFFEE BREAK

Tuesday

March 28, 2017

10:20 am - 11:00 am

Ara Sedrakyan

Invited speaker

Yerevan Physics Institute

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Silas Hoffman

University of Basel

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Andrey Antipov

Invited speaker

Microsoft Station Q

12:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH BREAK

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Giuseppe Mussardo

Invited speaker

SISSA

Wednesday

March 29, 2017

10:20 am - 11:00 am

Rodrigo Pereira

Invited Lecturers

International Institute of Physics - UFRN

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Francesco Buccheri

Invited speaker

IIP - UFRN

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ryan Thomgren

Invited speaker

UC Berkeley

12:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH BREAK

Thursday

March 30, 2017

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Klaus Ziegler

Invited speaker

University of Augsburg

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Edson Vernek

Invited speaker

Federal University of Uberlândia

12:00 pm - 02:30 pm

LUNCH BREAK