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Lecture

Workshop: the mathematics of solid-state physics

Date
Monday 3 February 2020 - Tuesday 4 February 2020
Address
Snellius
Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden
Room
Various rooms
A Delaunay triangulation of the Hooglandse Kerk in Leiden

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

Time Room Speaker
09:30-10:30          405 Carlo Beenakker, Instituut-Lorentz
Random-matrix theory of topological states of matter
10:30-11:00 405 Coffee/tea break
11:00-12:00 405 Constanza Rojas-Molina, Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Random Schrödinger operators and Anderson localization in aperiodic
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12:00-13:00 174 Lunch break
13:00-14:00 174

Giovanna Marcelli, Universität Tübingen
A new approach to transport coefficients in the quantum (spin) Hall effect

14:00-15:00 174 Vadim Cheianov, Instituut Lorentz
Non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall states, classification and experimental detection
15:00-15:30 174 Coffee/tea break
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
19:00   Social dinner

Programme Tuesday 4 February

Time Room Speaker
09:30-10:30     408 Domenico Monaco, Università di Roma La Sapienza
Parseval frames of exponentially localized magnetic Wannier functions
10:30-11:00 408 Coffee/tea break
11:00-12:00          408 Koenraad Schalm, Instituut-Lorentz
Noncommutative geometry in string theory
12:00-13:00 408 Lunch break
13:00-14:00 174 Hessel B. Posthuma, Universiteit van Amsterdam
TBA
14:00-15:00 174 Chris Bourne, Tohoku University
Spectral flow and topological phases

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