First Fall School "Topological Quantum Matter"

Date & Facts

1315 Oct 2021

media/files/fallschool-booklet.pdfLocation:  Radisson Blu Hotel in Erfurt (link). 

Important dates

  • 05 Jul 2021      Registration and call for abstract
  • 15 Aug 2021      Abstract submission deadline
  • 25 Sep 2021     Program announcement
  • 13 Oct 2021       ct.qmat Fall School


Travel Information & Registration

The fall school "Topological Quantum Matter 2021" is open to young scientists from the ct.qmat cluster as well as to external participants. The registration, including accommodation and food at the Radisson Blu Hotel for three days and two nights (Wednesday and Thursday night), and social events are free of charge for all participants.


For the members of the ct.qmat cluster, there will be bus transportation organized from Dresden and Würzburg to Erfurt, free of charge. You can add this option during the registration process.


Please find below the bus leaving times and bus station. Please be at the bus station latest 15 minutes before the bus is leaving that we can check your 3G status.

Wednesday 9:30 am at Lukasplatz, Dresden

Wednesday 10:30 am at Am Hubland, Würzburg

Friday 3 pm at Radisson Blu to Würzburg, Am Hubland

Friday 3 pm at Radisson Blu to Dresden, Lukasplatz


External participants are requested to take care of their own transportation. The city of Erfurt is located in a remarkably convenient position in the center of Germany and is easily accessible by train and plane. The Radisson Blu hotel is located within 7 kms from the Erfurt-Weimar airport, one of the biggest airports in the central German state of Thuringia, with the hotel venue easily accessible by a local tram that runs every 10 mins from the airport. Additionally, it is only two and a half hours away from airports in Berlin and Frankfurt.


For further information regarding travel from other cities please contact Kerstin Brankatschk. Please not that we can not reimburse the travel costs for external participants.


Corona rules

  • Wear a FFP2 mask all the time inside buildings.
  • The 3G rule applies, which means you would need to be vaccinated, recovered or tested. This will be proofed before you enter the bus or at the hotel. Please present your ID card and any applicable: Your vaccination card or certificate, Proof of recovery or Negative COVID-19 test.


Invited Speakers

Tomasz Klimczuk (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland) 
Audrey Grockowiak (Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials, Brazil) 
Titus Neupert (University of Zürich, Switzerland) 
Kai Rossnagel (Kiel University, Germany) 
Steve Winter (Wake Forest University, USA)
Maxim Chernodub (CNRS, France) 
Koenraad Schalm (Leiden University, Netherlands) 
Fabrizio Nichele (IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland) 


Scientific Program 
The organization committee finalized the program and a complete booklet with more detailed information about the speakers.


Acceptable poster size: max. 120 x 150 cm, portrait format.

Organisers contact

Lakshmi Bhaskaran

Alessio Calzona

Maria Herz

Moritz Dorband

Philipp Kagerer


The fall school "Topological Quantum Matter 2021" is the first of its kind event organized by ct.qmat in the beautiful German town of Erfurt. It is dedicated to introduce the rapidly revolving research frontiers of quantum materials to young scientists at the PhD and Postdoc level. The school will feature lectures from renowned scientists, from both theoretical and experimental backgrounds, to develop a deeper understanding of the quantum systems. In addition to interaction with top researchers, the fall school will also aim to promote peer-to-peer networking, while providing the participants with an opportunity to present their own results in a specially dedicated poster session.  The school is open to junior researchers within ct.qmat as well as to all interested external participants.


Please register below.




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