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Topological Quantum Matter: From Fantasy to Reality

30th September 2019   -   3rd October 2019
UC Santa Barbara, United States
https://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/activities/topoquant-c19
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Abstract

While the role of topology in the modern condensed matter physics is difficult to overstate, and despite numerous experimental corroborations of theoretically predicted symmetry-protected topological phases (such as topological insulators), most of these advances can be formulated in the language of non-interacting particles. Real-world realizations of interacting topological phases are, meanwhile, very sparse, with the fractional quantum Hall effect being a notable counterexample. Similarly, the question of stability of topological phases at finite temperatures – a prerequisite for their experimental realizations – is poorly explored. This conference will address these and related questions