Topological States of Matter
About this event
The International Institute of Physics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (IIP-UFRN), in Natal-Brazil, is hosting from March 21 to April 12 the workshop Topological States of Matter, an event focused on the topologically ordered phases of matter, their experimental signatures and possible applications for topologically-protected quantum computations.
This is an excellent opportunity for researchers working in different subjects related to topological states of matter to come together and share experiences. The organizers hope to stimulate the development of collaborations in order to reach new approaches to the problems of the area.
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.
The conference is designed to be interdisciplinary, as the organizers 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.
More about registration, fees, list of speakers and the IIP-UFRN is available at www.iip.ufrn.br. The IIP event manager will provide assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at +55 (84) 3342-2249 (ext. 214).