State Research Center OPTIMAS

Intensive Course - Topological Quantum Systems: From Thouless to Haldane

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Michael Fleischhauer

Thursday, Oct. 13, room 46/387
09:45 - 10:00 coffee
10:00 - 11:30 lecture 1
11:30 - 13:00 lunch
13:00 - 14:30 lecture 2
14:30 - 15:00 coffee
15:00 - 16:30 lecture 3

Friday, Oct. 14, room 46/387
09:45 - 10:00 coffee
10:00 - 11:30 lecture 4
11:30 - 12:30 lunch
12:30 - 14:00 lecture 5

Topics:

  • Integer quantum-Hall effect: phenomenology, edge states, topological transport (Thouless pump), Berry phases and Chern-number, QHE effect on a lattice
  • Topological insulators: Graphene, Haldane model, classification of topological phases: the "ten-fold way"
  • Symmetry-protected topological systems in 1D: Su-Schrieffer-Heeger & Rice-Mele model

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