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New Frontiers in Low-Dimensional Systems Program

Program Organizers: Dmitry Abanin, Andrei Bernevig, Zahid Hasan, Shivaji Sondhi, Ali Yazdani

Strongly Interacting Electrons in Low Dimensions: New Orders, Symmetries, and Excitations
12-14 September 2011

Workshop Organizers: Dmitry Abanin, Andrei Bernevig, Shivaji Sondhi

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This workshop will bring together leading theorists working on strongly interacting electrons in low-dimensional systems. Most exciting recent theoretical developments in various fields, including the quantum Hall effect, frustrated magnetism, superconductivity and topological phases, will be covered. Also, we are hoping to identify the most promising future directions in the studies of strongly correlated electrons and to discuss where the field as a whole is headed.  

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Search for Topological Phases of Matter
21-22 April 2011

Workshop Organizers: Dmitry Abanin, Andrei Bernevig, Zahid Hasan, Shivaji Sondhi

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Topological order is a new kind of order in quantum systems which can arise in the absence of any symmetry breaking. Topologically ordered states, or topological phases, have fundamentally new physical properties, including fractionally charged quasipartcles which obey anyonic or non-abelian statistics and quantized edge states.  Apart from fundamental importance, topological states may be of practical importance because they provide a platform for new kind of quantum computation. Currently, one of the main challenges in this field is to find condensed matter systems which exhibit robust and tunable topological phases.

In this short workshop, we will bring together a small number of leading researchers working on topological states in various systems, from frustrated magnets and fractional quantum Hall systems to cold atoms and Josephson junction arrays. We are hoping to cover some of the most exciting recent breakthroughs in this field. Our primary goal will be to identify the most promising  future directions in the search for topological phases, as well as to formulate outstanding theoretical and experimental challenges.   

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Kickoff Event: Topological Insulators & Superconductors
3-5 November 2010

Workshop Organizers: Dmitry Abanin, Andrei Bernevig, Shivaji Sondhi, Ali Yazdani

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Topological Insulators and Superconductors have quickly grown to be one of the most interesting fields of research in recent years. These materials are bulk insulators but have holographic edge or surface states which are robust to disorder and impurities. These materials have captured the attention of researches from different research fields, such as condensed matter and high-energy physics. The Princeton Center for Theoretical Science workshop on Topological Insulators and Superconductors will gather the world-leading researchers in this field to present recent experimental and theoretical progress and investigate future research directions. Emphasis will be placed on experimental investigation of the surface states, their spectral, transport, and STM properties, on the possible theoretical and experimental realization of Majorana fermions in both topological superconductors and topological insulators coated with a normal superconductor, on the properties of the magneto-electric polarizability (theta term) and on topological defects in these remarkable materials. The goal of the program is to further the development of the field of Topological Insulators and Superconductors by fostering an environment of where unconventional, forward-looking ideas are presented.