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Geometry of Quantum States in Condensed Matter Systems: April 18 – 22, 2016

Organized by: Sasha Abanov, Tankut Can, Anton Kapustin and Paul Wiegmann

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This workshop marks the start of the program “Geometry of Quantum Hall States” at the SCGP. While the program mostly focuses on recent advances in the geometric approach to the quantum Hall effect, the purpose of the workshop is to encourage a broader discussion of the role of geometry in condensed matter systems. Some of the main topics of the workshop are:

– Quantum states in geometric backgrounds
– Effective field theory and geometric responses of condensed matter systems
– Adiabatic transport driven by geometry
– Transport properties in inhomogeneous backgrounds
– Bulk-boundary correspondence of QH states and topological phases
– Entanglement in QH and strongly correlated states
– Hydrodynamics of quantum fluids
– Applications of methods of Conformal Field Theory and Topological Field theory to condensed matter systems.

This workshop is a part of the Spring 2016 program, Geometry of Quantum Hall States, which is organized by Sasha Abanov, Tankut Can, Anton Kapustin, Paul Wiegmann. This program takes place from April 18 – June 17, 2016.

Talk Schedule


Time Title Presenter Location
10:10am New frontiers for topological semimetals Barry Bradlyn SCGP 102
10:50am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Lobby
11:20am Effective Actions for  Superconducting Chiral Fermions Michael Stone SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:30pm Topological order, symmetry and Hall response of two-dimensional superconductors Sergej Moroz SCGP 102
2:10pm Anomalies, knots and currents Dmitri Kharzeev SCGP 102
2:50pm Topological Photonics with Twisted Resonators Jonathan Simon SCGP 102
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby


Time Title Presenter Location
9:30am Geometric Defects in Quantum Hall states Andrey Gromov SCGP 102
10:10am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Lobby
10:50am Multipole expansion in the quantum Hall effect Andrea Cappelli SCGP 102
11:30am Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:00pm SCGP Weekly Talk: Bulk/boundary correspondence in (3+1)d topological phases Shinsei Ryu SCGP 102
2:30pm Geometry and Large N limits in Laughlin states Semyon Klevtsov SCGP 102
3:10am Quantum Hall effect in higher dimensions: Formulation and droplet dynamics Dimitra Karabali SCGP 102
3:50pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:20pm Quantum Hall effect in higher dimensions: Towards an effective action for all dimensions Parameswaran Nair SCGP 102


Time Title Presenter Location
10:10am Particle-hole symmetry and the nature of the composite fermion Dam Thanh Son SCGP 102
10:50am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Lobby
11:20am A Higher-Spin Theory of the Magneto-Rotors Matthew M Roberts SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:30pm Physically realizing modular transformations in topologically ordered phases of matter Maissam Barkeshli  SCGP 102
2:10pm A model state for the filling = 1/m composite-fermion Fermi liquid states
in a partially-occupied Landau level with periodic boundary conditions.
Duncan Haldane SCGP 102
2:50pm Topological sigma models and fluid dynamics Loganayagam Ramalingam SCGP 102
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby
4:00pm Transport properties of Quantum Hall States on Singular surfaces Yu Hung Chiu SCGP 102
4:40pm Mechanical topological insulators: from metamaterials to active liquids Vincenzo Vitelli SCGP 102


Time Title Presenter Location
10:10am Loop Condensation in Three Dimensional Twisted Gauge Theories Xie Chen SCGP 102
10:50am Coffee N/A SCGP Lobby
11:20am Higher symmetries of abelian Chern-Simons theories Ryan Thorngren SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
1:30pm Dual formulation and solitons of generalized Calogero models Alexios Polychronakos SCGP 102
2:10pm Area distribution of two-dimensional random walks and non Hermitian Hofstadter quantum mechanics Stephane Ouvry SCGP 102
2:50pm Magnetotransport in Weyl and Dirac Metals Gustavo Monteiro SCGP 102
3:30pm Tea Time SCGP Lobby


Time Title Presenter Location
10:10am Index Theorems for Weak Invariants Emil V Prodan SCGP 102
10:50am Coffee Break N/A SCGP Lobby
11:20am Anomalous spectral flow at the edge of photonic quantum Hall effect Sriram Ganeshan SCGP 102
12:00pm Lunch N/A SCGP Cafe
3:30pm Tea Time N/A SCGP Lobby

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