University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Friday, May 1st 2015
09:00 am:
Symmetries and Interactions in Topological Matter Workshop in The Commons Hotel/Keller Hall 3-180

8:40 am
REGISTRATION
The Commons Hotel - Ballroom
2nd floor - to the right at the top of the escalators

8:55 am
Alex Kamenev
University of Minnesota
Welcome and opening comments

9:00 am
Charles Kane
University of Pennsylvania
Symmetry Protected Topological Semimetals

9:35 am
N.P. Ong
Princeton University
Evidence for the chiral anomaly in a Dirac semimetal

10:10 am
COFFEE BREAK

10:45 am
Alexander Altland
University of Cologne
Effective field theory of the disordered Weyl semimetal

11:20 am
M. Zahid Hasan
Princeton University
2D Topo.Superconductors, Weyl Semimetals and other exotic Cooper Pairing

11:55 am
Taylor Hughes
University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign
Interplay between Symmetry and Geometry in Topological Phases

12:30 pm
LUNCH BREAK
Lunch is on your own

LOCATION CHANGE - Keller Hall 3-180

2:00 pm
Michael Levin
University of Chicago
Braiding statistics and symmetry-protected topological phases

2:35 pm
Lesik Motrunich
California Institute of Technology
Fractionalization of Faraday lines in generalized compact quantum electrodynamics (CQED) and Symmetry Protected Topological phases and Symmetry Enriched Topological phases of CQED

3:10 pm
Xie Chen
California Institute of Technology
Time reversal invariant gapped boundaries of the double semion state

3:45 pm
COFFEE BREAK

4:15 pm
Leon Balents
University of California,
Santa Barbara
Metal-insulator transition and beyond in the pyrochlore iridates

4:50 pm
James Analytis
University of California, Berkeley
Novel transport and magnetic phenomena in strongly spin-orbit coupled materials

5:25 pm
Donna Sheng
California State University, Northridge
Topological Spin Liquid and Symmetry Characterization for Triangular Lattice Spin 1/2 J1-J2 model

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