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


Date/Time Speakers NameTalk Title

Tuesday

March 21, 2017

09:15 am - 10:00 am

REGISTRATION

Tuesday

March 21, 2017

10:00 am - 10:40 am

Gleb Finkelstein

Invited speaker

Duke University

  • Tuesday

    March 21, 2017

    10:40 am - 11:20 am

    Yuval Oreg

    Invited speaker

    Weizmann Institute of Science

  • Tuesday

    March 21, 2017

    11:20 am - 12:00 pm

    Joseph Maciejko

    Invited speaker

    University of Alberta

  • Tuesday

    March 21, 2017

    12:00 pm - 02:30 pm

    LUNCH BREAK

    Tuesday

    March 21, 2017

    02:30 pm - 03:00 pm

    COFFEE BREAK

    Tuesday

    March 21, 2017

    03:00 pm - 03:40 pm

    Rui-Rui Du

    Invited speaker

    Rice University

  • Tuesday

    March 21, 2017

    03:40 pm - 04:20 pm

    Bela Bauer

    Invited speaker

    University of California Santa Barbara

  • Tuesday

    March 21, 2017

    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

  • Wednesday

    March 22, 2017

    10:40 am - 11:20 am

    Dima Pikulin

    Invited speaker

    UBC Physics & Astronomy

  • Wednesday

    March 22, 2017

    11:20 am - 12:00 pm

    Jose Carlos Egues

    Invited speaker

    University of Sao Paulo

  • Wednesday

    March 22, 2017

    12:00 pm - 02:30 pm

    LUNCH BREAK

    Wednesday

    March 22, 2017

    02:30 pm - 03:00 pm

    COFFEE BREAK

    Wednesday

    March 22, 2017

    03:00 pm - 03:40 pm

    Gennady Gusev

    Invited speaker

    USP Sao Paulo

  • Wednesday

    March 22, 2017

    03:40 pm - 04:20 pm

    Manuel Houzet

    Invited speaker

    CEA

  • Wednesday

    March 22, 2017

    04:30 pm - 05:00 pm

    COFFEE BREAK

    Wednesday

    March 22, 2017

    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

  • Thursday

    March 23, 2017

    10:40 am - 11:20 am

    Eran Sela

    Invited speaker

    Telaviv University, Israel

  • Thursday

    March 23, 2017

    11:20 am - 12:00 pm

    Jay Sau

    Invited speaker

    University of Maryland

  • Thursday

    March 23, 2017

    12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

    LUNCH BREAK

    Thursday

    March 23, 2017

    01:30 pm - 02:10 pm

    Karsten Flensberg

    Invited speaker

    Niels Bohr Institutet

  • Thursday

    March 23, 2017

    02:10 pm - 02:50 pm

    Jelena Klinovaja

    Invited speaker

    University of Basel

  • Thursday

    March 23, 2017

    02:50 pm - 03:20 pm

    COFFEE BREAK

    Thursday

    March 23, 2017

    03:20 pm - 04:00 pm

    Peter Krogstrup

    Invited speaker

    University of Copenhagen

  • Thursday

    March 23, 2017

    04:00 pm - 04:40 pm

    Jaroslav Fabian

    Invited speaker

    University of Regensburg

  • Thursday

    March 23, 2017

    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

  • Friday

    March 24, 2017

    10:40 am - 11:20 am

    Cristiane Morais Smith

    Invited speaker

    Utrecht University

  • Friday

    March 24, 2017

    11:20 am - 12:00 pm

    Raquel Queiroz

    Invited speaker

    Weizmann Institute of Science

  • Friday

    March 24, 2017

    12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

    LUNCH BREAK

    Friday

    March 24, 2017

    01:30 pm - 02:10 pm

    Matthew Gilbert

    Invited speaker

    UC Berkeley Physics

  • Friday

    March 24, 2017

    02:10 pm - 02:50 pm

    Peter Schmitteckert

    Invited speaker

    University of Würzburg

  • Friday

    March 24, 2017

    02:50 pm - 03:20 pm

    COFFEE BREAK

    Friday

    March 24, 2017

    03:20 pm - 04:00 pm

    Eduardo Cantera Marino

    Invited speaker

    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

  • Friday

    March 24, 2017

    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

    Düsseldorf University

  • Monday

    March 27, 2017

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Arturo Tagliacozzo

    Invited speaker

  • Monday

    March 27, 2017

    12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

    LUNCH BREAK

    Monday

    March 27, 2017

    01:30 pm - 02:10 pm

    Kirill Shtengel

    Invited speaker

    University of California

  • Monday

    March 27, 2017

    02:10 pm - 02:50 pm

    Francesco Toppan

    Invited speaker

    CBPF

  • Monday

    March 27, 2017

    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

  • Tuesday

    March 28, 2017

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Silas Hoffman

    University of Basel

  • Tuesday

    March 28, 2017

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Andrey Antipov

    Invited speaker

    Microsoft Station Q

  • Tuesday

    March 28, 2017

    12:00 pm - 02:30 pm

    LUNCH BREAK

    Tuesday

    March 28, 2017

    03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

    COFFEE BREAK

    Tuesday

    March 28, 2017

    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

  • Wednesday

    March 29, 2017

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Francesco Buccheri

    Invited speaker

    IIP - UFRN

  • Wednesday

    March 29, 2017

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Ryan Thomgren

    Invited speaker

    UC Berkeley

  • Wednesday

    March 29, 2017

    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

  • Thursday

    March 30, 2017

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Edson Vernek

    Invited speaker

    Federal University of Uberlândia

  • Thursday

    March 30, 2017

    12:00 pm - 02:30 pm

    LUNCH BREAK