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Between topological strings and topological phases

November 2, 2016 - 11:00am
Speaker: 
Jeffrey Teo
Institution: 
UVA

Topological phases in two and three dimensions can be theoretically constructed by coupled-wire models whose fundamental constituents are electronic channels along strings. On the other hand the collective topological phases support further fractionalized emergent quasi-string excitations or defects such as flux vortices. In this talk I will describe topological superconductors and Dirac (or Weyl) semimetals using coupled-wire models, and discuss the fractional behavior of emergent topological strings.

Hosted by Ching-Kai Chiu.

2205 John S. Toll Physics Building