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New Developments in Topological Condensed Matter, 09/2019, Les Houches (France)

02.09.2019  -  13.09.2019

Topological condensed matter is currently one of the most active research fields in physics. The field has matured and broadened considerably in the past 5 years. There have been many exciting developments, in particular in the areas of classification of topological systems, topological quantum chemistry, non-equilibrium dynamics, new types of topological phases (e.g. fractons), higher dimensional topological order, and engineering of non-Abelian excitations. In addition, a huge push for creating quantum computers is underway, part of which involves topologically-based architectures.

This two-week event at Les Houches provides a survey of these developments. It follows on from our four-week programme held in 2014.
It takes a hybrid form, with longer lectures interspersed with shorter presentations of recent developments. It is aimed at junior researchers, as well as interested newcomers at all levels.

Ecole de Physique des Houches, Les Houches, France