MCQST Workshop on Topological Quantum Matter

29 March 2020 - 2 April 2020
from 15:00 to 15:00

Bringing together leading scientists working on topological phases in condensed matter systems.

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Address / Location

Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

Lichtenbergstraße 2a


Garching - Forschungszentrum

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Corresponding to current official recommendations regarding the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the TOPQM20 Workshop is cancelled. Once the situation becomes clearer, we will look for new dates and reschedule the workshop.

The main goal of the workshop is to bring together leading scientists working on topological phases in condensed matter systems, with an emphasis on phenomena which arise due to the interplay of symmetry and topology. The purpose is twofold: on the one hand, we want to bring together experts to report on their progress and to discuss future directions, and on the other hand provide an opportunity for new-coming PhD students and young postdocs to learn about recent developments in the field.

The focus of the workshop includes the following topics:

Higher order topological phases

Crystalline Topological Insulators

Realization of topologically phases in optical lattices and new quantum materials

Novel phases in twisted multilayer materials

Symmetry protected / enriched topological phases

Artificial gauge fields

Topological quantum computing

Invited speakers

  • Nigel Cooper | Cambridge University
  • Hannah Price | University of Birmingham
  • Ian Spielman | NIST
  • Christof Weitenberg | Hamburg University
  • Erez Berg | Weizmann Institute
  • Ignacio Cirac | Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
  • Michael Knap | TU Munich
  • Moty Heiblum | Weizmann Institute
  • Christian Pfleiderer | TU Munich
  • Radu Coldea | University of Oxford
  • Lucile Savary | ENS Lyon
  • Matthias Punk | LMU Munich
  • Norbert Schuch | TU Munich
  • Titus Neupert | University of Zurich
  • Fabian Grusdt | LMU Munich
  • Yizhi You (tbc) | Princeton
  • Felix von Oppen | FU Berlin
  • Thomas Schmidt | University of Luxembourg
  • Maia Vergniory | DIPC San Sebastian
  • Claudia Felser | CPFS Dresden
  • Xie Chen | Caltech
  • Mitali Banerjee | Weizmann Institute
  • Robert König | TU Munich
  • Michael Zaletel (tbc) | UC Berkeley
  • Ingrid Mertig | University Halle
  • James Analytis | UC Berkeley
  • Roni Ilan | Tel Aviv University
  • Sergej Moroz | TU Munich

Scientific Organizers

Monika Aidelsburger
Alexander Holleitner
Christoph Kastl
Frank Pollmann

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Please note that the participants number is limited.

TopQM 2020 workshop poster © Photo: Astrid Eckert (TUM) | Design: Christoph Hohmann (MCQST)

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