Real-space invariant for topological states and a new principle of bulk-boundary correspondence (Jul. 9, 2020)

  • Published: 2020-07-03

Time: 09:30 am (UTC/GMT+08:00, Beijing/Shanghai), Jul. 9 (Thur.), 2020

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Meeting ID: 973 3849 7284


Speaker: Zhi-Da Song (Princeton)



The real-space approach has been proved as a powerful method to study topological states: both the classification of topological states and that of their anomalous surfaces can be obtained in an intuitive, straightforward way. I will talk about new progress in topological materials which is inspired by the real-space approach. Specifically, a new kind of bulk-boundary correspondence for the so-called fragile topology and the anomalous hinge modes of the so-called higher-order topological insulator, are developed. The theory is tested in an experimental setting. The real space approach also provides a new perspective for the localization problem in disordered topological states.