Workshop on Topological Phase Transitions and New Developments from 5 to 8 June 2017 at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

In recent years, ideas from topology, a branch of mathematics dealing with the properties of space that are preserved under continuous deforming such as stretching and bending, have rapidly infiltrated physics and drive both theoretical and experimental efforts into the study of new exotic materials. The discovery of topological phases has not only engendered great interest among researchers in condensed matter physics but it has also attract the interest of researchers working on quantum information, quantum materials and simulations, high energy physics and string theory. This workshop aims to bring together researchers working on various aspects of topological phases and topological phase transitions.


Our distinguished speakers include

Duncan Haldane (Nobel Laureate in Physics 2016) John Michael Kosterlitz (Nobel Laureate in Physics 2016)
Yidong Chong (Nanyang Technological University) Philip Phillips (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
Rosario Fazio (Scuola Normale Superiore) Frank Pollmann (Technical University of Munich)
Herbert Fertig (Indiana University) Nicolas Regnault (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris)
Martin Freer (University of Birmingham) John Reppy (Cornell University)
Thierry Giamarchi (University of Geneva) John Saunders (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Mike Gunn (University of Birmingham) Justin Song (Nanyang Technological University)
Arthur Hebard (University of Florida) Shun-Qing Shen (The University of Hong Kong)
Jorge José (Indiana University) Stephen Teitel (University of Rochester)
Christopher Lobb (University of Maryland) Valerii M. Vinokur (Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont)
Pieralberto Marchetti (University of Padova) Zidan Wang (The University of Hong Kong)
Qian Niu (The University of Texas, Austin) Yayu Wang (Tsinghua University)
Zohar Nussinov (Washington University in St. Louis) Paul Wiegmann (The University of Chicago)
Gerardo Ortiz (Indiana University) Wang Yao (The University of Hong Kong)
Christos Panagopoulos (Nanyang Technological University) Baile ​Zhang (Nanyang Technological University)
  And many others


Click here to register by 1 May 2017 to enjoy the early bird discount!


Poster Presentations

We welcome all interested students and young researchers to participate in the poster presentations. Poster Awards will be given for outstanding poster presentations.


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Short Courses on Topological Phase Transitions from 30 May to 2 June 2017, Singapore

In addition to the regular workshop, we have arranged a series of short courses during the preceding week (30 May to 2 June 2017). This will consist of 4 sets of 4 lectures (1.5 hours each). The goal of these short courses is to provide an in-depth exposition on some selected topics in the field of topological phases. The course aims at Ph.D. students and research fellows working on different aspects of topological phases in various disciplines (condensed matter, photonics, cold atoms, spintronics).


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