2019 - 2020

0321-4850
  Topological phases of matter.  
FACULTY OF EXACT SCIENCES | PHYSICS
Roni IlanOrnstein - Chemistry102 Tue1300-1500 Sem  2
Ornstein - Chemistry102 Tue1100-1200 Sem  2
 
 
University credit hours:  3.0

Course description

Geometrical phases and adiabatic evolution. Berry phases, polarization. Chern number. Two level systems. Topological band theory. The Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model, boundary states. The integer quantum Hall effect. Chern insulators and the Haldane model. Two-dimensional topological insulators and the BHZ model. Topological insulators in three-dimensions. Topological semimetals. Transport in topological phases. 

Time permitting: Fractional quantum Hall effect, anyons. Topological superconductivity, Majorana fermions and non-Abelian statistics. 

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