IAS Program and Croucher Conference

Topological Phases in Condensed Matter and Cold Atomic Systems


Part I  - Condensed Matter: 11 - 15 Dec 2015
Part II - Cold Atom: 16 - 19 Dec 2015

The search for topological phases and the study of their properties has become one of the most important topics in condensed matter physics and in cold atomic gases in recent years. In the past few years, many new topological phases and the ways in which they can be realized experimentally have been proposed, and in fact a number of these proposed phases have already been realized. This conference is separated into two sessions. In the condensed matter session, recent developments in topological insulators, topological crystalline insulators, Majorana fermions and nodal topological phases, such as 3D Dirac and Weyl semimetals, are covered. In the cold atom session, topics including artificial magnetic field, spin-orbit coupling, novel optical lattices and quantum fluids will be discussed.

This focused program will be held at the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study, where participants from both fields can meet in an informal and attractive environment conducive to discussions and collaborations.

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