This is general information about the EdX course on topology in condensed matter

The IPython notebooks contains some auxiliary information, like code, that is hidden on EdX.

Syllabus

Course structure

  • Each section consists of several relatively self-contained topics, each introduced and summarized by an expert.
  • If you have questions about the material, ask them using the discussion right after the final video of each topic.
  • The assignments are a combination of numerical simulations, where you evaluate your success on your own (but do share your results), and a review of a paper out of a selection of papers. The reviews are then cross-evaluated by other participants.
  • In order to keep everyone on the same page, we set a one week deadline for the assignments (plus an extra week for cross-evaluation of the paper reviews). The questions in the course materials have no deadline.

Current course team

Anton Akhmerov is an assistant professor in Kavli Institute of Nanoscience of Delft University of Technology and QuTech.

Jay Sau is an assistant professor in the area of theoretical Condensed matter physics at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.</p>

Bernard van Heck is a postdoc at Yale University.

Bas Nijholt, Irfan Muhammad, Tómas Örn Rosdahl are PhD students working in Kavli Institute for Nanoscience at TU Delft supervised by Anton Akhmerov.

Other course developers

The initial verison of the course was created by:
Anton Akhmerov
Jay Sau
Bernard van Heck
Sebastian Rubbert
Rafał Skolasiński.

Acknowledgements

When working on the course, we greatly benefitted from support of

We thank M. Wimmer and C. Groth for letting us use his code in some of the course materials.

For the support with implementing the technical aspects of the course we thank

Finally, we thank all the external speakers for contributing the videos for the course.

License

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