Topological States and Phase Transitions in Strongly Correlated Systems (Jul. 3 - 21, 2017)

  • Published: 2017-01-25

Jul. 3rd _ Jul. 21th, 2017

Beijing, China


Local coordinators:               Chen Fang, Zi Yang Meng and Fa Wang

International coordinators:   Liang Fu, Kai Sun and Yi-Zhuang You


The study of phases of matter is a central theme in physics, and has been evolving in parallel with our improved understanding, via new concepts and methods, of many-body systems. In the past decade, the discipline has seen spectacular progress in the research of topological states, phases of matter that are beyond the Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson symmetry-breaking paradigm, but characterized by new types of global quantum numbers. Topological states host many a fascinating phenomenon such as robust edge states and fractional excitations. The exotic material properties make topological states an ideal platform for quantum computation and other technical applications. In the last several years, there has been a surge of new ideas and methods in theories for these states, and experimental discoveries of topological states of matter have also made great impact. The purpose of this Conference is to bring together leading experts to share their exciting discoveries and insights in this vigorous field, providing a venue for discussion and collaboration. 

The main topics of this Conference include (i) topological classification of strongly interacting systems, (ii) topological phase transitions and (iii) experimental realization of topological orders. Topic-(i) consists of the new developments in the classification of symmetry protected topological states and symmetry enriched topological orders with local and spatial symmetries; topic-(ii) encompasses the analytical and numerical studies of quantum phase transitions between distinct topological states, of phase transitions featuring deconfined quantum criticality, and the development in 2+1d duality that unifies certain phase transitions; and topic-(iii) involves experimental characterization of topological orders such as spin liquid and spin ice candidates.



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Confirmed speakers

(We have been receiving acceptance letters from invited speakers; the list will be updated soon.)

Chen, Gang (Fudan University)
Chen, Xie (California Institute of Technology)
Cheng, Meng (Yale University)
Fidkowski, Lukasz (Stony-Brook University)
Furusaki, Akira (RIKEN)
Gaulin, Bruce (McMaster University)
Gu, Zhengcheng (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Guo, Wen-An (Beijing Normal University)
Han, Tianheng (University of Chicago)
Imai, Takashi (McMaster University)
Kanoda, Kazushi (University of Tokyo)
Li, Shi-Liang (Institute of Physics)
Li, Shiyan (Fudan University)
Li, Lu (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor)
Liu, Zheng-Xin (Renmin University of China)
Ludwig, Andreas (University of California at Santa Barbara)
Mei, Jia-Wei (University of Utah)
Onoda, Shigeki (RIKEN)
Pollmann, Frank (Max Planck Institute at Dresden)
Qi, Yang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Ryu, Shinsei (University of Chicago)
Sandvik, Anders (Boston University)
Shannon, Nic (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)
Sheng, Dong-Ning (University of California at Northridge)
Teo, Jeffery (University of Virginia)
Wang, Chong (Harvard University)
Wang, Yuxuan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Xiang, Tao (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Yao, Hong (Tsinghua University)
Yu, Wei-Qiang (Renmin University of China)
Zhang, Qing-Ming (Renmin University of China)
Zheng, Guo-Qing (Institute of Physics and Okayama University)
Zhou, Haidong (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)