Workshop: the mathematics of solid-state physics
- Carlo Beenakker
- Vadim Cheianov
- Koenraad Schalm
- and more
- maandag 3 februari 2020 - dinsdag 4 februari 2020
Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden
- Various rooms
This workshop aims at bringing together researchers working in the fields of noncommutative topology and geometry, analysis of Schrödinger operators, and solid-state physics. The workshop is open to people from the MI, Instituut-Lorentz, and to anyone else interested in mathematical physics.
The workshop deals with the mathematics behind topological states of matter. This is an active area of research at the interface between mathematics and physics, which has received a further impetus after the award of the 2016 Physics Nobel Prize to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane, and J. Michael Kosterlitz 'for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter'. It is one of those fields of physics where the mathematical formalism has proven itself very effective.
This workshop aims to stimulate local interaction and explore possibilities for future collaborations. There will be a total of nine talks during the two days, ranging across diverse topics in the field, some more mathematical, other more physical in flavour.
Please note: are you planning to attend? Please send an email to one of the organisers: Francesa Arici or Bram Mesland.
Programme Monday 3 February
|09:30-10:30||405||Carlo Beenakker, Instituut-Lorentz
Random-matrix theory of topological states of matter
|11:00-12:00||405||Constanza Rojas-Molina, Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Random Schrödinger operators and Anderson localization in aperiodic
Giovanna Marcelli, Universität Tübingen
|14:00-15:00||174||Vadim Cheianov, Instituut Lorentz
Non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall states, classification and experimental detection
|15:30-16:30||174||Jean Bellissard, Georgia Tech and WWU Münster
Topological Insulators: Physics and Disorder
|16:30-19:00||Drinks in the FooBar|
Programme Tuesday 4 February
|09:30-10:30||408||Domenico Monaco, Università di Roma La Sapienza
Parseval frames of exponentially localized magnetic Wannier functions
|11:00-12:00||408||Koenraad Schalm, Instituut-Lorentz
Noncommutative geometry in string theory
|13:00-14:00||174||Hessel B. Posthuma, Universiteit van Amsterdam
|14:00-15:00||174||Chris Bourne, Tohoku University
Spectral flow and topological phases