Topological band theory - IMPRS-UFAST focus course
Jan 29, 2018 14:30
Feb 2, 2018 17:30
CFEL (Bldg. 99)
Seminar Room V, O1.109
This course covers basic concepts in the topological classification of band structures of solids, the development of which led to the Physics Nobel Prize in 2016 for Thouless, Kosterlitz and Haldane.
Donuts and Pretzels: Gauss-Bonnet theorem, Berry
phase, and the Chern invariant
Integer Quantum Hall Effect: Kubo formula,
Laughlin argument, TKNN invariant
bulk-boundary correspondence: what are
topologically protected chiral edge states?
Z_2 topological insulators and the
Quantum Spin Hall Effect