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PHYSICS 470: Topics in Modern Condensed Matter Theory I: Topological States of Matter

A brief introduction to integer quantum Hall effect. Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model and one-dimensional topological insulators. Topological band theory of time-reversal invariant topological insulators. Various approaches of determining the topological invariant from the bulk and the boundary. An overview of key experiments. Topological superconductivity. Topological response theory. A brief summary of more recent developments on interacting topological insulators/symmetry protected topological states. Prerequisite: PHYSICS 172/ APPPHYS 272 or equivalent; knowledge on second quantization; knowledge on path integral.May be repeat for credit
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Zhang, S. (PI)
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