"Physics and Topology", Dipartimento di Fisica

Lunedì, 29 Gennaio, 2024 - 11:00

Interdisciplinary workshop
Physics and Topology


Aula Conversi, Edificio Marconi, Dipartimento di Fisica


Topology, which concerns the properties of a geometric object that are preserved under continuous deformations, such as stretching, twisting, crumpling, and bending, has recently found a route from mathematics to physics.

Indeed, although within the Landau paradigm, quantum phases of matter differ by their symmetries, a finer classification exists, based on the topological properties of the wavefunctions. This finer classification gave rise to the discovery of new quantum topological phases of matter like quantum spin Hall systems and topological insulators, culminating with the Nobel Prize in 2016 to Haldane, Kousterliz, and Thouless. Today, topological effects are one of the most active and fruitful research areas in physics, and intense efforts have been devoted to the exploration of new topological quantum phases and phenomena. This goal is driven not only by the prediction of fundamentally new physical phenomena but also by the potential technological applications of such systems.   In this workshop, after a general discussion of topological effects in physics and mathematics, more focalized talks will be given, touching specific fields like quantum topological materials, topological photonics and acoustic, topological superconductivity, and their applications in devices. In our opinion, this multidisciplinary environment is of fundamental importance for the purposes of a general vision of the topological effects in physics and for cross-fertilization among different research fields. Detailed information, including the program and the abstract booklet, is available at the webpage:  

https://sites.google.com/uniroma1.it/physicsandtopology/home?authuser=0 All the interested colleagues are welcome. 

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