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Summer School: Topogical aspects of condensed matter physics

04.08.2014  -  29.08.2014


Topological condensed-matter physics may be viewed as the study of complex systems which evade our usual description in terms of local order parameters. Instead, they are characterised by quantities which can only be measured nonlocally, and thus endow the systems with unusual stability to perturbations. Prominent examples are spin liquids, the quantum Hall effect, or more recently certain aspects of graphene and topological insulators.

Les Houches, France