Understanding and exploiting the robustness of topological superconductivity and the unique quantum mechanical properties of strongly entangled particles is a thriving avenue to develop new quantum technologies. The first ideas and platforms, notably Majorana zero modes at the edges of one-dimensional topological superconductors, have led to a richer landscape of systems that include unconventional superconductors, spin-liquids, fractional quantum Hall states, as well as the simulation of many-body ground states in quantum computers. A hands-on session on quantum matter and  AI with emphasis on quantum computing will also be delivered. This new edition is devoted to pedagogically present the main recent developments in the field in order to prepare future generations to uncover the true potential of these developments.

Topological Matter School 2022 during one week  (August 22-26)  will provide extended lectures on these exciting topics by leading experts in both experiment and theory.  Our program will be spread in 1 week with 6  lectures per day. Outdoors activities to get to know the city and the Basque culture will also be organized, such a surf class in our precious Zurriola beach and a visit to a traditional cider house.

This is the list of lecturers for the 2022 edition:

  • Roser Valentí (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany) : Conventional versus unconventional superconductivity, hands on unconventional superconductivity
  • Pedram Roushan (Google Inc, Santa Barbara, USA) : Quantum simulations with superconducting qubits
  • Charles Marcus (Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark) : First title: Phase-Controlled Topological Superconductivity: Experiment, Josephson Matter: Experiment.
  • Vidya Madhavan (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA) : Measurements of topological boundary states in 1D and 2D, STM studies of Majorana modes
  • Eliska Greplova (TU-Deflt, Netherlands) : Engineered topological matter and machine learning for quantum applications
  • Lucile Savary (CNRS, France) : Quantum Spin Liquids: an Introduction
  • Adam Smith (University of Nottingham, UK) : Non-abelian anyons: the basics of tooplogical quantum field theory.
  • Jason Alicea (Caltech, USA) : Topological superconductivity and Majorana modes
  • Charlie Kane (Univerity of Pennsylvania, USA) : Topological Band Theory and Topological Superconductivity
  • Bella Lake (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany) : Introduction to neutron scattering: neutron scattering as a tool to study quantum magnetism
  • Claudia Felser (Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany) : Chirality and topology, magnetism and topology
  • Ady Stern (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) : Platforms for realizing non abelian states of matter
  • Andrei Bernevig (Princeton University, US) : Topological flatbands

Registration deadline: April 16th 2022. 

Registration fee: 350,- € (includes 5 lunches, twice daily coffee breaks at the conference venue, and an event dinner)

Conference venue

This School is organized within the summer program of the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU)  “Cursos de verano”. The event is sponsored by the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC). The conference venue is in Palacio de Miramar, in Donostia-San Sebastián.

The Miramar Palace is located on the La Concha Bay in the city of San Sebastian.

Paseo de Miraconcha, 48
Donostia-San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa
Tfno. 943 21 90 22

If you have any question contact us at tms(at)dipc.org

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Talks will be recorded and uploaded to our Youtube channel