Symmetry and Topology in Quantum Matter

January 26 - 30, 2015

Schedule


Monday, January 26, 2015

9:00 - 10:10
Xiao-Gang Wen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

SPT order and algebraic topology
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10:30 - 11:40
1:10 - 2:20
Max Metlitski (University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara))

A symmetry-respecting topologically-ordered surface phase of 3d electron topological insulators

 
2:45 - 3:55
Aaron Royer (University of Texas at Austin)

K-theory computations for topological insulators

 
4:20 - 5:30
Andrew Essin (California Institute of Technology)

Composite Dirac liquids and surface topological orders
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

9:00 - 10:10
Scott Morrison (Australian National University)

Progress in the small index subfactor classification
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10:50 - 12:00
2:00 - 3:10
Matthew Hastings (Microsoft Station Q)

Classifying Quantum Phases With the Torus Trick

 
3:50 - 5:00
Michael Freedman (Microsoft Research)

Squeezing computational universality out of SU(2)_4

 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

9:00 - 10:10
10:40 - 11:50
1:20 - 2:30
2:55 - 4:05
Emily Peters (Loyola University, Chicago)

Categories generated by a trivalent vertex

 
4:30 - 5:40

Thursday, January 29, 2015

9:00 - 10:10
10:50 - 12:00
2:00 - 3:10
Noah Snyder (Indiana University)

 

 
3:50 - 5:00
Fiona Burnell (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Anomalous Symmetry Fractionalization and surface topological order

 

Friday, January 30, 2015

9:00 - 10:10
10:40 - 11:50
Vaughan Jones (Vanderbilt University)

Block spins, subfactors, Thompson groups and knots.

 
1:20 - 2:30