Optical and electronic responses of topological matter are fundamental to understand topological properties in real materials. The Berry curvature is behind numerous effects such as the anomalous Hall effect, the spin Hall effect or even heat currents as observed in the anomalous Nerst effect and the thermal Hall effect. Even more interestingly, the Berry curvature has been recently shown to determine novel and sizable non-linear optical effects, non-linear Hall responses without magnetic fields and universal responses of topological metals. Lastly, magnetotransport in topological metals is an exciting frontier to uncover exotic anomalous responses rooted in concepts from high-energy physics, such as the chiral anomaly. In this edition we will tackle all these phenomena, offering a pedagogical and broad picture of the main responses of topological matter.
Topological Matter School 2023 (August 20-25): during one week we 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.
This is the list of lecturers for the 2023 edition:
- Philip J. W. Moll (Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, Germany)
- Phuan Ong (Princeton University, USA)
- Binghai Yan (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
- Claudia Felser (Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany)
- Andrei Bernevig (Princeton University, USA)
- Stepan Tsirkin (University of the Basque Country and CSIC, Spain)
- Dmytro Pesin (University of Virginia, USA)
- Jennifer Cano (Flatiron and Stony Brook University, USA)
- Nadya Mason (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)
- Qiong Ma (Boston College, USA)
- Prineha Narang (UCLA, USA)
- David Vanderbilt (Rutgers, USA)*
* to be confirmed
Registration deadline: April 28th 2023.
Registration fee: 350,- € (includes 5 lunches, twice daily coffee breaks at the conference venue, and an event dinner)
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.
Paseo de Miraconcha, 48
Donostia-San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa
Tfno. 943 21 90 22
From Bilbao Airport you can reach Donostia-San Sebastian with the bus service by PESA (www.pesa.net). The buses are running every 30 minutes. Once in Donostia-San Sebastian, you can reach the hotel with the bus service 45 leaving directly at the central bus station (street level). The closest bus stop for Olarain is “Magisteritza/Escuela de magisterio”
Conference dinner will be held at traditional Basque cider place.
You can download the abstract booklet here.
Slack channels will be used for discussions and poster presentations. We will get back to you closer to the conference date with specific instructions on how to connect to the Slack channels. In the meantime, please make sure that you are familiar with Slack if you have not used them already. If you want to present your poster also virtually please prepare a pdf version. Instructions to upload them to Slack will also follow soon.
Lunch during the conference week will be served at the Costa Vasca at 13:00, 10 minutes away from Palacio Miramar.
A surf class will organized on Thursday afternoon at Pukas Surf Eskola.
Even if it is summer time in Donostia-San Sebastian, the weather conditions are showing fast changes due to the Atlantic ocean. We suggest bringing T-shirts but also some light sweaters for the evening. An umbrella or a light rain jacket is always a good companion !
If you have any question contact us at tms(at)dipc.org
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