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Quantum Transport in Topological Materials

XXIV International Summer School ‘Nicolás Cabrera’

04.09.2017  -  08.09.2017

Scope and goals

Topological materials constitute an exciting and very active research area in condensed matter physics. It studies new states of matter whose bulk properties are similar to those of ‘ordinary’ materials but that, at the same time, display edge or boundary states with very exotic properties. Since the discovery of topological insulators, roughly a decade ago, the field has rapidly expanded with the identification of other topological materials, such as topological superconductors and Weyl semimetals. This Summer School will gather leading international experts to provide an introduction to the basic concepts underlying topology in condensed matter systems, followed by a discussion of recent developments, with a focus on quantum transport and hybrid devices. The goal is to cover not only theoretical aspects, but to also address the experimental progress, including the detection and manipulation of states associated with these materials.


• Hybrid devices (quantum dots, nanowires, heterostrucutres).
• Topological insulators and superconductors.
• Weyl semimetals.
• Topological quantum computing.

Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid, Spain