July 31, 2017 to August 18, 2017
Nordita, Stockholm
Europe/Stockholm timezone


Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden


Topological phases play an important role in condensed matter physics for understanding quantum effects like topological insulators and the quantum Hall effect. At the same time, cold atoms and ions have developed as testbeds to study complex quantum systems and are now used to generate, visualize and understand topological quantum states and phases. This program will bring together researchers from condensed matter and atomic physics, to share their knowledge how to describe and investigate topological quantum systems and to inspire collaborations between researchers of the two fields.

To facilitate the discussion between the cold atom and condensed matter communities, we plan to discuss different topics during the workshop. The timing will depend on the mix of participants, but the preliminary schedule of topics is

  • Artificial gauge fields
  • Driven and open quantum systems
  • Topological phases and their applications


If you want to apply for participation in the program, please fill in the application form. You will be informed by the organizers shortly after the application deadline whether your application has been approved. Due to space restrictions, the total number of participants is strictly limited. (Invited participants are of course automatically approved, but need to register anyway.)

Application deadline: 31 March 2017


Nordita provides a limited number of rooms in the Stockholm apartment hotel <href="https://www.nordita.org/guests/before/accommodation/index.php">BizApartments free of charge for accepted participants.

Invited Participants

  • M. Aidelsburger
  • J. Budich
  • N. Cooper
  • N. Gemelke
  • A. Hemmerich
  • C. Monroe
  • M. Müller
  • C. de Morais Smith
  • K. Sengstock
  • I. Spielman
Nordita, Stockholm