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Topological and Correlated Matter
Gordon Research Conference

Topological Phases: From Fundamentals to New Discoveries

Dates

June 18-23, 2017

Location

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong, China

Organizers

Chairs:
Yong-Baek Kim & Yayu Wang

Vice Chairs:
Kam T. Law & Ali Yazdani

Hong Kong Advisory Board:
Tony F. Chan, Kathryn Song Eng Cheah, Fanny M.C. Cheung, Arthur B. Ellis, Barry Halliwell, Nancy Ip, Jian Lu, Peter Mathieson, Alfonso Ngan, Paul Tam, Benjamin Wah, Henry Wong, Vivian Wing-Wah Yam, Kenneth Young & Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu More Information

Meeting Description

Recent experimental discoveries of new classes of topological phases have challenged current understanding of topological phases of matter. Moreover, the scope of topological phases has been extended from non-interacting topological insulators to topological semi-metals, topological superconductors, interacting topological phases, and topological photonics/phononics. The number of possible experimental platforms for these topological phases has been increased accordingly. On the theoretical front, various interacting versions of topological phases have been proposed to occur. On the other hand, experimental realization of such interacting phases is not immediately within reach. We aim to bring both leading theorists and experimentalists to discuss recent advances in diverse areas of topological-phases research. In particular, we plan to actively promote collaborations between people in different research areas for better understanding and future discoveries of a wider class of topological phases of matter.

Contributors

Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmTopological Phases of Matter
Discussion Leader: Tai-Kai Ng (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR China)
7:40 pm - 7:45 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:45 pm - 8:25 pmF. Duncan Haldane (Princeton University, USA)
"Topological Phases of Quantum Matter"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:20 pmAshvin Vishwanath (Harvard University, USA)
"Symmetry and Filling Enforced Topological Phases"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmTopological Weyl Semi-Metals
Discussion Leader: Andrei Bernevig (Princeton University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:45 amNaoto Nagaosa (RIKEN / University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Nonlinear and Nonreciprocal Responses of Topological Matters"
9:45 am - 9:55 amDiscussion
9:55 am - 10:30 amHong Ding (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
"Emergent Fermions in Solid State Universe"
10:30 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 11:10 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
11:10 am - 11:40 amJoel Moore (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Linear and Nonlinear Electromagnetic Responses in Topological Semimetals"
11:40 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:20 pmShuyun Zhou (Tsinghua University, China)
"New Topological Phases in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTopological Photonics and Phononics
Discussion Leader: Che Ting Chan (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR China)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:10 pmMarin Soljacic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Novel Topological Phenomena in Photonics"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:50 pmSebastian Huber (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Mechanical Wave-Guiding with Topological Surface States"
8:50 pm - 8:55 pmDiscussion
8:55 pm - 9:25 pmVincenzo Vitelli (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
"Thouless Pumping of a Polymeric Mott Insulator"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmTransition Metal Compound with Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling
Discussion Leader: Leon Balents (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:45 amHidenori Takagi (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany)
"Correlated Topological Phases in Complex Ir Oxides"
9:45 am - 9:55 amDiscussion
9:55 am - 10:30 amSatoru Nakatsuji (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Anomalous Transport in Topological Frustrated Magnets"
10:30 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 11:15 amCoffee Break
11:15 am - 11:35 amShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
11:35 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:00 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
12:00 pm - 12:05 pmDiscussion
12:05 pm - 12:25 pmShort Talk Selected from Poster Abstracts
12:25 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmPoster Session
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmTopological Dirac Semi-Metals
Discussion Leader: Xi Dai (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
4:00 pm - 4:10 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
4:10 pm - 4:40 pmNai Phuan Ong (Princeton University, USA)
"Nonsymmorphic Topological Matter"
4:40 pm - 4:50 pmDiscussion
4:50 pm - 5:20 pmClaudia Felser (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany)
"Weyl and Dirac Semimetals from the Materials Perspective"
5:20 pm - 5:25 pmDiscussion
5:25 pm - 5:55 pmYuan-Ming Lu (Ohio State University, USA)
"Tunable Surface States of Dirac Semimetals"
5:55 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pmDinner
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQuantum Spin Liquid in Frustrated Magnets
Discussion Leader: Oleg Tchernyshyov (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:45 amKazushi Kanoda (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Doping a Spin Liquid"
9:45 am - 9:55 amDiscussion
9:55 am - 10:30 amStephen Nagler (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
"Approaching a Quantum Spin Liquid State in α-RuCl3"
10:30 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 am - 11:40 amCollin Broholm (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
"Quantum Magnetism on the Pyrochlore Lattice"
11:40 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:20 pmYoung S. Lee (Stanford University, USA)
"Quantum Spin Liquid Physics on the Kagome Lattice"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmInteracting Topological Phases
Discussion Leader: Ashvin Vishwanath (Harvard University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 8:10 pmSenthil Todadri (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Correlated Topological Insulators and Quantum Magnetism"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:50 pmCenke Xu (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
"Bosonic Topological Insulator and Self-Dual Quantum Critical Point: From Theory to Experimental Platform"
8:50 pm - 8:55 pmDiscussion
8:55 pm - 9:25 pmXiao-Liang Qi (Stanford University, USA)
"Diffusion, Chaos and Quantum Entanglement in Generalized Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev Models"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmTopological Superconductors and Majorana Fermions
Discussion Leader: Patrick Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:45 amLeonid Glazman (Yale University, USA)
"Two-Terminal Conductance via Majorana Fermions"
9:45 am - 9:55 amDiscussion
9:55 am - 10:30 amShoucheng Zhang (Stanford University, USA)
"Discovery of the Chiral Majorana Fermion"
10:30 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 am - 11:40 amJinfeng Jia (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
"Majorana Mode in the Vortex of an Artificial Topological Superconductor"
11:40 am - 11:50 amDiscussion
11:50 am - 12:20 pmHao Zhang (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
"Majoranas in Semiconductor Nanowires"
12:20 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmQuantum Anomalous Hall and Quantum Spin Hall Effect
Discussion Leader: Fuchun Zhang (Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences, China)
4:00 pm - 4:10 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
4:10 pm - 4:45 pmYoshinori Tokura (RIKEN, Japan)
"Tailoring Quantum Anomalous Hall States"
4:45 pm - 4:50 pmDiscussion
4:50 pm - 5:20 pmKe He (Tsinghua University, China)
"Searching for New Quantum Anomalous/Spin Hall Systems"
5:20 pm - 5:25 pmDiscussion
5:25 pm - 5:55 pmDavid Cobden (University of Washington, USA)
"Quantum Spin Hall Characteristics in Monolayer WTe2"
5:55 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pmDinner
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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