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Friday, May 1st 2015

09:00 am:

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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