DPG focus session "Topological Phenomena in Synthetic Matter"

Date & Facts

30 Sep 2021

  • What?          Joint DS/HL focus session "Topological Phenomena in Synthetic Matter" at the DPG meeting SKM 2021
  • When?         Thursday, 30.09.21, 01:30 - 04:15 pm (MESZ)
  • Where?       Online (Registration)
  • Who?           Organized by Prof. Sebastian Klembt (Technische Physik, Uni Würzburg)
  • Speakers   Jan Carl Budich, Peter Schüffelgen, Ralph Claessen, Mordechai Segev and Cristiane Morais Smith




The session is closely related to the cluster's activities, as it features talks by cluster representatives from Würzburg, Dresden and Haifa: Ralph Claessen, Jan Budich, and Moti Segev. In addition, there will be talks by our GHN member Cristiane Morais Smith and by Peter Schüffelgen.

You can find the list of talks and more information about the session here
Further information regarding the DPG meeting and its organisational issues you can find here
Please register for the online event.









Topological insulators are a striking example of materials in which topological invariants are manifested in robustness against perturbations. Topology has emerged as an abstract, yet surprisingly powerful, new paradigm for controlling the flow of an excitation, e.g. the flow of electrons or light. This interdisciplinary Focus Session aims at discussing the latest experimental and theoretical results in the fast developing field of topological phenomena in synthetic matter. The recent merging of topology and cold atoms, photonics, mechanics and many more fields promises a considerable impact on these disciplines. We bring together leading theoretical and experimental experts from the fields of topological phenomena in synthetic matter to discuss recent progress and interdisciplinary synergy emerging at the interface of these fields. Furthermore, we give an overview to young scientists of exciting possibilities of interdisciplinary research in these fields with the special focus on the practical applications of fundamental science.

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