The Erwin Schroedinger Institute for Mathematical Physics

Programme: Topological Phases of Quantum Matter

This six-week programm brought together a selected group of physicists and mathematicians with the goal of disseminating and stimulating mathematical physics research in the area of topological quantum matter. The time table of the programme was as follows:

Aug 4 - Aug 8: First Week (Introductory Lectures)

Aug 9 - Sept 7: Core of the Programme

Sept 8 - Sept 12: Final Conference

The purpose of the First Week was to expound the subject matter to the ESI-local community of scientists and to young researchers participating in the programme. The core of the programme was filled with informal discussions and a loose sequence of talks (2 per day) by the participants in residence. The programme concluded with a conference organized in cooperation with the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center 12 (Cologne-Bochum-Duisburg/Essen-Munich-Warsaw).

As a satellite event, there was an Intensive Week "Tools of Topology for Quantum Matter" (July 28 - Aug 1) staged at Cologne University under the auspices of the Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics & Astronomy.

At a glance

Type: Thematic Programme
When: Monday, August 04, 2014, to
Friday, September 12, 2014
Where: ESI, Vienna, Austria

Nicholas Read (Yale), Jakob Yngvason (U Vienna), Martin Zirnbauer (Cologne)