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KITP Program: Topological Insulators and Superconductors (Sep 19 - Dec 16, 2011)
Coordinators: Charles Kane, Andreas Ludwig, Joel Moore, Xiaoliang Qi
Scientific Advisor: Zahid Hasan


Time Speaker Title
9/20, 1:00 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
9/20, 1:30 p.m. Marty Einhorn
KITP Deputy Director
What's a Wiki Good For?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 2:00 p.m. Charlie Kane
Univ. Penn & KITP
Introduction to Topological Insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 10:00 a.m. Zahid Hasan
Princeton
Topological Insulators: Experiments[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/22, 10:00 a.m. Nigel Cooper
Univ. of Cambridge & KITP
Topological Bandstructures for Ultracold Atoms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/28, 10:00 a.m. Andreas Ludwig
UCSB & KITP
Classification of Topological Insulators and Superconductors: The 'Ten-Fold Way', Responses, and Quantum Anomalies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/29, 10:00 a.m. Joel Moore
UC Berkeley & KITP
Axion Electrodynamics in Solids and Topological Field Theories for TIs[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 1:00 p.m. Congjun Wu
UCSD & KITP
Isotropic Landau Levels of Relativistic and Non-Relativistic Fermions in 3D Flat Space[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 1:00 p.m. Ewelina Hankiewicz
Univ. Wuerzburg & KITP
Transport in 3D TIs: Bulk versus Surface Contributions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 1:00 p.m. Fuchun Zhang
HKU & KITP
Chiral P-wave Superconductivity in Mesoscopic Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/03, 12:15 p.m. Xiaoliang Qi
Stanford & KITP
To See A Knot In A Grain Of Sand -- The Story Of Topological States[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
10/04, 2:00 p.m. Nitin Samarth
Penn State
The Superconducting Proximity Effect in Mesoscopic Bi2Se3 Channels: Possible Evidence for Surface Transport and Vortices[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/05, 12:00 p.m. Akira Furusaki
RIKEN & KITP
Discussion: Anderson Localization and Delocalization in 2D Electron Systems with Strong Spin-orbit Interaction[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/05, 12:40 p.m. Shun-Qing Shen
HKU & KITP
Discussion: Surface-edge State and Half Quantized Anomalous Hall Effect in Topological Insulator[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/05, 13:20 p.m. Jens Bardarson
UCB & KITP
Discussion: Quantum transport and Absence of Anderson Localization in Strong and Weak Topological Insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/06, 2:00 p.m. Naoto Nagaosa
Univ. of Tokyo & KITP
Theoretical Design of Topological Materials[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/07, 1:00 p.m. Joseph Maciejko
Princeton & KITP
Discussion: Parton Models of 3D Fractional Topological Insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/07, 1:00 p.m. Maissam Barkeshli
Stanford & KITP
Discussion: Dissipationless Phonon Hall Viscosity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/11, 2:00 p.m. N. Peter Armitage
Johns Hopkins University
Low Frequency Electrodynamic Response of Topological Insulator Surface States and Their Superconducting Bilayers[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/13, 10:00 a.m. Matthew Hastings
UCSB
An Exotic Quantum Critical Point in a Bose-Hubbard Model[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/14, 1:00 p.m. Victor Gurarie
Univ. of Colorado & KITP
From the Topological Invariants to the Characterization of Edge States of Topological Insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/14, 1:00 p.m. Christopher Mudry
Paul Scherrer Inst. & KITP
Fractional Topological Insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/14, 1:00 p.m. Masaki Oshikawa
Univ. of Tokyo & KITP
Axionic Instability in Topological Magnetic Insulators[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/14, 1:00 p.m. Joseph Avron
Technion & KITP
Geometric Aspects of Adiabatic Quantum Response in Open Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/19, 10:00 a.m. Hans Hansson
Stockholm Univ. & KITP
Topological Field Theory for p-wave Superconductors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/20, 10:00 a.m. Laurens Molenkamp
Univ. Wuerzburg
Dirac Fermions in HgTe Quantum Wells[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/21, 1:30 p.m. Alexei Kitaev
Caltech & KITP
Toward Topological Classification of Phases with Short-range Entanglement[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/25, 2:00 p.m. John Saunders
Royal Holloway University of London & KITP
Experiments on Superfluid Helium-three Confined in Controlled Nanofabricated Geometries: Model Systems of Topological Quantum Matter[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/26, 10:00 a.m. Shuichi Murakami
Tokyo Inst.
Berry curvature and Hall Effect of Magnons in Insulating Ferromagnets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/26, 2:00 p.m. Tarun Grover
UC Berkeley & KITP
Topological Entanglement Entropy in Higher Dimensions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/27, 10:00 a.m. Fakher Assaad
Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics & KITP
Phase Diagram of the Kane-Mele Hubbard Model: Quantum Monte Carlo Studies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/27, 10:00 a.m. Netanel Lindner
California Institute of Technology
Light Induced Topological Phenomena[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/28, 1:30 p.m. Pavel Ostrovsky
Karlsruhe Inst. & KITP
Localization of Dirac Fermions and Metal-insulator Transition in Chiral Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/28, 1:30 p.m. Liang Jiang
Caltech & KITP
Interface between Topological and Superconducting Qubits[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/01, 2:00 p.m. Ali Yazdani
Princeton
Visualizing Helical Metals on Topological Insulators[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/02, 10:00 a.m. Shoucheng Zhang
Stanford & KITP
Interacting Topological Insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/03, 10:00 a.m. Yasuhiro Hatsugai
Univ. Tsukuba & KITP
Quantized Berry Phases for Characterization of Short Range Entangled States in d-dimensions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/03, 10:00 a.m. Milica Milovanovic
Inst. of Physics & KITP
Topological Phases on Honeycomb Bilayer[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/03, 10:00 a.m. Arun Paramekanti
Univ. Toronto & KITP
Staggered Current Mott Insulator of Kinetically Frustrated Bosons[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 1:30 p.m. Dimitrie Culcer
University of Science and Technology of China & KITP
Anomalous Hall Response of Topological Insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 1:30 p.m. Shigeki Onoda
RIKEN & KITP
Chain of Majorana Fermions Along a Magnetic Domain Wall on the Surface of Superconducting Topological Insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 1:30 p.m. Kai Sun
Univ. Maryland & KITP
Zero-energy Edge Modes, Emergent Conformal Symmetry, and Elastic Holography[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/09, 10:00 a.m. Leon Balents
UCSB
Topological Nodal Semimetals[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/10, 10:00 a.m. Alexander Mirlin
Karlsruhe Tech. & KITP
Electron Transport in Topological Insulators: Disorder, Interaction and Quantum Criticality[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/11, 1:00 p.m. Zhenghan Wang
Microsoft - Station Q
(3+1)-TQFTs and Topological Insulators[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/15, 2:00 p.m. Markus König
Stanford
Local Probing of the Quantum Spin Hall edge states[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/16, 10:00 a.m. Liang Fu
Harvard & KITP
From Odd-Parity Pairing to Topological Superconductivity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/17, 10:00 a.m. Suk Bum Chung
Stanford & KITP
How to get Majorana fermions: candidate material and detection[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/17, 10:00 a.m. Chaoxing Liu
Univ. Wuerzburg & KITP
Half quantum spin Hall effect on the surface of weak topological insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/17, 10:00 a.m. Andreas Schnyder
MPI & KITP
Classification of topological surface states in nodal noncentrosymmetric superconductors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/18, 1:15 p.m. Sankar Das Sarma
Univ. of Maryland
Topological insulators and graphene: how puddles couple them into an unholy alliance[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/18, 1:15 p.m. Roman Lutchyn
Microsoft - Station Q
The search for elusive Majorana particles in semiconductor-superconductor structures[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/28, 1:30 p.m. Marcel Franz
UBC & KITP
Majorana Fermions in Proximity-coupled Topological Insulator Nanowires[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/29, 10:00 a.m. Yuval Oreg
Weizmann Inst. & KITP
Majorana Fermions in Wire Networks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/29, 10:00 a.m. Anton Akhmerov
Leiden Univ. & KITP
Scattering Theory of Topological Insulators and Superconductors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/30, 10:00 a.m. Ashvin Vishwanath
UCB & KITP
Wavefunctions, Entanglement and Surface States of Topological Insulators and Semimetals[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/30, 1:00 p.m. Masatoshi Sato
Univ. Tokyo & KITP
Non-Abelian Topological Phases in Superconducting States[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/30, 1:00 p.m. Zhengcheng Gu
KITP
Symmetry Protected Topological Order in Interacting Boson/Fermion Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/30, 1:00 p.m. Jeffrey Teo
UIUC & KITP
From Luttinger Liquid to Non-Abelian Quantum Hall States[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam] TBA
12/01, 10:00 a.m. Ady Stern
Weizmann Inst. & KITP
Exactly Solvable Models for Fractional Topological Insulators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/06, 10:00 a.m. Victor Galitski
Univ. Maryland & KITP
Dual Approach to Non-equilibrium Quantum Mechanics and Topological Dynamical Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/07, 10:00 a.m. Michael Stone
UIUC & KITP
Index Theorems: Why They Work, and Why Sometimes They Don't[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/07, 1:00 p.m. Zhong Fang
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science & KITP
Topological Insulators and Topological Semi-metals[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/07, 1:00 p.m. Ken-Ichiro Imura
Hiroshima Univ. & KITP
Spin Berry Phase in Topological Insulators and Weyl Semimetals[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/08, 10:00 a.m. Chetan Nayak
Microsoft - Station Q
Non-Abelian Anyons in 3D[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/08, 1:00 p.m. Ying Ran
Boston College & KITP
Fractional Chern/Topological Insulators and Their Possible Realizations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/08, 1:00 p.m. Rahul Roy
Univ. Oxford & KITP
Topological Adiabatic Cycles[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/08, 1:00 p.m. Zohar Ringel
Weizmann Inst. & KITP
The Strong Side of Weak Topological Insulators[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/09, 10:00 a.m. Markus Buttiker
Univ. Geneva & KITP
Scattering Theory of Chiral Majorana Interferometers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/09, 10:00 a.m. Maria Hermanns
Princeton Univ. & KITP
Entanglement Spectra in FQH States[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/12, 4:00 p.m. Xiaoliang Qi
Stanford & KITP
Topological Nematic States and Non-Abelian Lattice Dislocations[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/13, 10:00 a.m. Rui-Rui Du
Rice
InAs/GaSb: A New Quantum Spin Hall Insulator[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/14, 10:00 a.m. Yong Baek Kim
Univ. of Toronto & KITP
Topological Phases in Iridates[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/14, 1:00 p.m. Catherine Kallin
McMaster Univ. & KITP
Anomalous Hall Effect in a Multiband Chiral Superconductor[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/14, 1:00 p.m. Xi Dai
Chinese Acadeny & KITP
Mott Physics in Multi-Band Hubbard Model with Strong Spin Orbit Interaction[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/14, 1:00 p.m. Eun-Ah Kim
Cornell & KITP
Complete Symmetry Based Classification of Topological Phases in Two Space Dimension[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/15, 10:00 a.m. David Goldhaber-Gordon
Stanford
Superconducting Contacts to Topological Insulators: Experimental Transport Results[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

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