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"# Syllabus\n",
"\n",
"* **Before you begin**\n",
" * [About this course](w0_background/intro.ipynb)\n",
" * [Brief review of band structures](w0_background/band_structures.ipynb)\n",
"* **Topology in toy models**\n",
" * [Hamiltonians, topology, and symmetry](w1_topointro/0d.ipynb)\n",
" * [Bulk-edge correspondence in the Kitaev chain](w1_topointro/1D.ipynb)\n",
" * [Assignments](w1_topointro/w1_assignments.ipynb)\n",
"* **Majoranas I**\n",
" * [From Kitaev chain to a nanowire](w2_majorana/nanowire.ipynb)\n",
" * [Majorana signatures: 4π-periodic Josephson effect, Andreev conductance quantization](w2_majorana/signatures.ipynb)\n",
" * [Why Majoranas are cool: braiding and quantum computation](w2_majorana/braiding.ipynb)\n",
" * [Assignments](w2_majorana/w2_assignments.ipynb)\n",
"* **More parameters: charge pumping**\n",
" * [Thouless pumps and winding invariant](w3_pump_QHE/pumps.ipynb)\n",
" * [Quantum Hall effect: pumping electrons in Landau levels](w3_pump_QHE/Laughlinargument.ipynb)\n",
" * [Quantum Hall effect: edge states](w3_pump_QHE/QHEedgestates.ipynb)\n",
" * [Assignments](w3_pump_QHE/w3_assignments.ipynb)\n",
"* **Chern insulators**\n",
" * [Quantum Hall Effect on the lattice and Dirac Hamiltonian](w4_haldane/QHE_lattice.ipynb)\n",
" * [Haldane model, Berry curvature, and Chern number](w4_haldane/haldane_model.ipynb)\n",
" * [Assignments](w4_haldane/w4_assignments.ipynb)\n",
"* **Quantum spin Hall effect**\n",
" * [Time-reversal symmetry and fermion parity pumps](w5_qshe/fermion_parity_pump.ipynb)\n",
" * [Experimental progress and candidate materials](w5_qshe/qshe_experiments.ipynb)\n",
" * [Assignments](w5_qshe/w5_assignments.ipynb)\n",
"* **Three-dimensional topological insulators**\n",
" * [Dirac equation of the surface states, 3D Bernevig-Hughes-Zhang model](w6_3dti/bhz.ipynb)\n",
" * [Experimental progress and candidate materials](w6_3dti/3dti_signatures.ipynb)\n",
" * [Assignments](w6_3dti/w6_assignments.ipynb)\n",
"* **Topological defects**\n",
" * [Majoranas in topological insulators and superconductors](w7_defects/ti_majoranas.ipynb)\n",
" * [Crystalline defects in weak topological insulators](w7_defects/crystalline_defects.ipynb)\n",
" * [Assignments](w7_defects/w7_assignments.ipynb)\n",
"* **General approach to topological classification**\n",
" * [10 symmetry classes and the periodic table of topological insulators](w8_general/classification.ipynb)\n",
" * [Different approaches to topological invariants](w8_general/invariants.ipynb)\n",
" * [Assignments](w8_general/w8_assignments.ipynb)\n",
"* **Anderson localization and topology**\n",
" * [Disorder and the scaling theory of localization](w9_disorder/scaling.ipynb)\n",
" * [Flow diagram of topological insulators](w9_disorder/topoflow.ipynb)\n",
" * [Assignments](w9_disorder/w9_assignments.ipynb)\n",
"* **Extensions of classification I**\n",
" * [Topology in gapless systems](w10_extensions/gapless.ipynb)\n",
" * [Topological mechanics](w10_extensions/mechanics.ipynb)\n",
" * [Assignments](w10_extensions/w10_assignments.ipynb)\n",
"* **Extensions of classification II**\n",
" * [Floquet topological insulators](w11_extensions2/floquet.ipynb)\n",
" * [Crystalline topological insulators](w11_extensions2/cti.ipynb)\n",
" * [Assignments](w11_extensions2/w11_assignments.ipynb)\n",
"* **Beyond single-particle physics**\n",
" * [Fractional quantum Hall effect and topological particles](w12_manybody/fqhe.ipynb)\n",
" * [Topological order and the toric code](w12_manybody/topoorder.ipynb)\n",
" * [Assignments](w12_manybody/w12_assignments.ipynb)\n",
"\n",
"## Course structure\n",
"\n",
"* Each section consists of several relatively self-contained topics, each introduced and summarized by an expert.\n",
"* If you have questions about the material, ask them using the discussion right after the final video of each topic.\n",
"* 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.\n",
"* 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.\n",
"\n",
"## Current course team\n",
"\n",
"**Anton Akhmerov** is an assistant professor in Kavli Institute of Nanoscience of Delft University of Technology and QuTech.\n",
"\n",
"**Jay Sau** is an assistant professor in the area of theoretical Condensed matter physics at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.\n",
"\n",
"**Bernard van Heck** is a postdoc at Yale University.\n",
"\n",
"**Bas Nijholt, Irfan Muhammad, Tómas Örn Rosdahl** are PhD students working in Kavli Institute for Nanoscience at TU Delft supervised by Anton Akhmerov.\n",
"\n",
"## Other course developers\n",
"\n",
"The initial verison of the course was created by:\n",
"* Anton Akhmerov\n",
"* Jay Sau\n",
"* Bernard van Heck\n",
"* Sebastian Rubbert\n",
"* Rafał Skolasiński\n",
"\n",
"## Acknowledgements\n",
"\n",
"When working on the course, we greatly benefitted from support of\n",
"\n",
"* [Delft University of Technology](http://tudelft.nl) and its Extension School\n",
"* [QuTech](http://qutech.nl)\n",
"* [Casimir Research School](http://casimir.researchschool.nl) and the [NanoFront](http://casimir.researchschool.nl/nanofront) program\n",
"* [University of Maryland](http://umd.edu) and its Physics Department\n",
"* [Joint Quantum Institute](http://jqi.umd.edu)\n",
"\n",
"We thank [M. Wimmer](http://michaelwimmer.org/) and [C. Groth](http://inac.cea.fr/Pisp/christoph.groth/) for letting us use their code in some of the course materials.\n",
"\n",
"For the support with implementing the technical aspects of the course we thank\n",
"\n",
"* The [Jupyter project](https://jupyter.org) and its developer team, especially Min Ragan-Kelley.\n",
"* [SageMathCloud](https://cloud.sagemath.org) and its creator W. Stein.\n",
"* The [Holoviews](https://holoviews.org) team: Jean-Luc Stevens and Philipp Rudiger.\n",
"\n",
"Finally, we thank all the external speakers for contributing the videos for the course.\n",
"\n",
"## License\n",
"\n",
"Unless otherwise specified the **Course Materials** of TU\n",
"Delft TOPOCMx are Copyright [Delft University of Technology](http://www.tudelft.nl/en/) and are licensed under\n",
"a [Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0\n",
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"\n",
"The **source code** can also be used under conditions of the 3-clause BSD licence:\n",
"\n",
" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:\n",
"\n",
"1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.\n",
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"2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.\n",
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"3. Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.\n",
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"\n",
"**Videos contributed by external experts** are copyright of their creators, and are also available under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License."
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