COOKIES: By using this website you agree that we can place Google Analytics Cookies on your device for performance monitoring. |

University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Trinity Mathematical Society > Introduction to Topological Phases of Matter

## Introduction to Topological Phases of MatterAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Carl Turner
- Sunday 24 February 2019, 11:40-12:15
- Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact . I will talk a little about how we traditionally classify states of matter, and then blow this out of the water by introducing the idea of a topological phase of matter. The idea is that even fairly innocuous interactions between particles can result in striking collective behaviours at low energies; this includes sensitivity to the topology of the surface that the system is built on, and emergent “anyonic” particle-like objects, exhibiting properties that are impossible for fundamental particles in our universe. These phases of matter have connections to many areas of ongoing research, from pure mathematical classification problems, through dreams of quantum computation and quantum error correction, to condensed matter experiments. I will try to give a brief overview of how all this arises through simple examples. This talk is part of the Trinity Mathematical Society series. ## This talk is included in these lists:Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
## Other listsSpecial Departmental Seminars Analysis Seminar The Inaugural Kate Pretty Lecture## Other talksThe effect of pore structure and pore fluids on the elastic moduli and wavespeeds in porous rocks Gravity and seismic measurements using vibrating beam MEMs accelerometers Chemical and Biological Data - from Compound Selection to Mode of Action Analysis (and Back Again) 200TH ANNIVERSARY TWO-DAY MEETING - The Futures of Sciences Oxidation catalysis imparted by donor-flexible ligands |