Workshop on Disordered and Topological Systems
Shao Yifu Science Hall, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
March 18-22, 2013


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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 methods.

The workshop will be held in Hangzhou, the Oriental Capital of Leisure, during March 18-22, 2013, amid the peach blossom season.

Organizing Committee:

Ravin Bhatt (Princeton University)
Ming-Chiang Chung (Chung-Hsing University)
Xin Wan (Zhejiang University)

About Sponsors:

The conference is supported by Zhejiang University and the MoST, China (through Project No. 2012CB927404).


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