Welcome to the Workshop on Disordered
and Topological Systems at Hangzhou in March 2013.
From a theoretical perspective, disordered and topological systems
are extremely interesting to compare, because they both are described
in general by Hamiltonians without translational and rotational
symmetries. For example, the classification of non-interacting
topological insulators and superconductors resembles that of
disordered non-interacting systems. Interesting physics arises when
disorder meets topology in topological Anderson insulators, in which
nontrivial topological invariants can survive in the absence of a
spectral gap. Topology can also manifest in quantum dynamics of
quenched systems as revealed in the quantum information measures, such
as in entanglement spectrum.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together people of broad
background in condensed matter physics, mathematics and quantum
information theory to facilitate multidisciplinary discussions on
disordered and topological systems. We plan to cover fractional
quantum Hall effect, topological insulators and superconductors,
liquid helium-3, mathematical problems in topological quantum
computation, quantum entanglement and dynamics, and related numerical
The workshop will be held in Hangzhou, the Oriental Capital of
Leisure, during March 18-22, 2013, amid the peach blossom season.
Ravin Bhatt (Princeton University)|
Ming-Chiang Chung (Chung-Hsing University)
Xin Wan (Zhejiang University)
The conference is supported by Zhejiang University and
the MoST, China (through Project No. 2012CB927404).
© 2013 Xin Wan; Website updated on March 7, 2013