New Frontiers in Low-Dimensional Systems Conference Series

This program will include three conferences held during 2010 and 2011
Nov 3, 2010Sep 14, 2011
PCTS, Jadwin Hall, Room 407


Event Description

Organizers: Dmitry Abanin, Andrei Bernevig, Shivaji Sondhi

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.

This program will include three conferences held during 2010 and 2011

  1. Topological Insulators & Superconductors: 3-5 November 2010 (Co-sponsored by PCCM)
  2. Search for Topological Phases of Matter: 21-22 April 2011
  3. Strongly Interacting Electrons in Low Dimensions: New Orders, Symmetries, and Excitations: 12-14 September 2011 (And 60th Birthday Celebration for Duncan Haldane.)