- Before you begin
- Topology in toy models
- Majoranas I
- More parameters: charge pumping
- Chern insulators
- Quantum spin Hall effect
- Three-dimensional topological insulators
- Topological defects
- General approach to topological classification
- Anderson localization and topology
- Extensions of classification I
- Extensions of classification II
- Beyond single-particle physics
- 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.
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:
Bernard van Heck
When working on the course, we greatly benefitted from support of
- Delft University of Technology and its Extension School
- Casimir Research School and the NanoFront program
- University of Maryland and its Physics Department
- Joint Quantum Institute
For the support with implementing the technical aspects of the course we thank
- The Jupyter project and its developer team, especially Min Ragan-Kelley.
- SageMathCloud and its creator W. Stein.
- The Holoviews team: Jean-Luc Stevens and Philipp Rudiger.
Finally, we thank all the external speakers for contributing the videos for the course.
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