Frontiers of topological quantum matter

Geovetenskapens hus, Frescati campus, Stockholm University

Geovetenskapens hus, Frescati campus, Stockholm University

Annica Black-Schaffer, Emil Bergholtz, Jens H Bardarson


Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden


The major focus of the conference will be on Weyl semimetals. Additional topics include: effects of interactions and fractional topological phases, interplay of topology and superconductivity, Majorana fermions, and driven states such as Floquet topological insulators.

[Timetable - available from start of the conference]


There will be several longer keynote talks covering the main subjects, in addition to shorter focussed talks and ample time for discussions.

Keynote speakers

  • Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University
  • Andrei Bernevig, Princeton University
  • Xie Chen, Caltech
  • Claudia Felser, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
  • Zahid Hasan, Princeton University
  • Maria Hermanns, University of Cologne
  • Roni Ilan, Tel Aviv University
  • Mark Rudner, University of Copenhagen
  • Frank Wilczek, MIT, SU, ASU, Zhejiang

Invited speakers

  • Alexander Balatsky, Nordita
  • Piet Brouwer, FU Berlin
  • Jan Carl Budich, University of Gothenburg
  • Jennifer Cano, Princeton University
  • Lars Fritz, Universiteit Utrecht
  • Mark Oliver Goerbig, Université Paris-Sud
  • Adolfo Grushin, UC Berkeley and Neel Institute Grenoble
  • Timo Hyart, University of Jyväskylä
  • Johannes Knolle, University of Cambridge
  • Yi Li, Johns Hopkins University
  • Cristiane Morais Smith, University of Utrecht
  • Teemu Ojanen, Aalto University
  • Masaki Oshikawa, University of Tokyo
  • Leslie Schoop, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
  • Steve Simon, Oxford University


If you want to apply for participation in the conference, 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 speakers are of course automatically approved, but need to register anyway.)

There will be a Poster session during the workshop where participants can present their work

Application deadline: March 15, 2017.

There is no registration fee.

Sponsored by:

Nordita Swedish Research Council

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    • 3
      Kitaev spin liquids – from topological order to material synthesis
      Speaker: Maria Hermanns
    • 10:35 AM
      Coffee and discussions
    • 4
      Topological Superconductivity in Strontium Ruthenate: the Experimental Evidence, and Where Uncertainty Remains
      Speaker: Steve Simon
    • 11:50 AM
      Lunch and discussions
    • 5
      Berry Phases of Berry Phases
      Speaker: Andrei Bernevig
    • 2:50 PM
      Coffee and discussions
    • 6
      Fingerprints of Topology on Dynamical Quantum Phase Transitions
      Speaker: Jan Carl Budich
    • 7
      Monopole harmonic superconductivity in doped Weyl Semimetals
      Speaker: Yi Li
    • 4:30 PM
    • 8
      Superconductivity provides access to the chiral magnetic effect of an unpaired Weyl cone
      Speaker: Carlo Beenakker
    • 9:50 AM
      Coffee and discussions
    • 9
      Quantized circular photogalvanic effect in Weyl semimetals
      Speaker: Adolfo Grushin
    • 10
      Strategies for discovering new topological semimetals
      Speaker: Leslie Schoop
    • 11:40 AM
      Lunch and discussions
    • 11
      Inhomogeneous Weyl semimetals
      Speaker: Roni Ilan
    • 2:50 PM
      Coffee and discussions
    • 12
      Reflection-symmetric second-order topological insulators and superconductors
      Speaker: Piet Brouwer
    • 13
      Designer curved-space geometry for relativistic fermions in Weyl metamaterials
      Speaker: Teemu Ojanen
    • 4:30 PM
    • 14
      Poster session
      Poster presentations
    • 15
      New results on Topological Insulators, Weyl Semimetals and Nodal-line Semimetals
      Speaker: Zahid Hasan
    • 9:50 AM
      Coffee and discussions
    • 16
      Dirac Materials and Magnetism
      Speaker: Alexander Balatsky
    • 17
      Topological quantum chemistry
      Speaker: Jennifer Cano
    • 11:40 AM
      Lunch and discussions
    • 2:00 PM
      Excursion and conference dinner
    • 18
      Topology, non-collinear spin structures and Skyrmions in Heusler compounds
      Speaker: Claudia Felser
    • 9:50 AM
      Coffee and discussions
    • 19
      Topologically nontrivial high-Tc superconducting phases in iridates and oxide heterostructures with strong spin-orbit coupling
      Speaker: Timo Hyart
    • 20
      Tilted Weyl cones with interaction and disorder
      Speaker: Lars Fritz
    • 11:40 AM
      Lunch and discussions
    • 21
      Universal quasi-steady states in periodically driven many-body systems
      Speaker: Mark Rudner
    • 2:50 PM
      Coffee and discussions
    • 22
      The anomalous de Haas-van Alphen effect and Excitons in a topological Kondo insulator
      Speaker: Johannes Knolle
    • 23
      Speaker: Masaki Oshikawa
    • 4:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM
      Poster session
    • 24
      Fracton topological order via coupled layers
      Speaker: Xie Chen
    • 9:50 AM
      Coffee and discussions
    • 25
      Signatures of Relativistic Covariance in 3D Weyl Semimetals
      Speaker: Mark Oliver Goerbig
    • 26
      Universalities of thermodynamic signatures in topological phases
      Speaker: Cristiane Morais Smith
    • 11:40 AM
      Lunch and discussions