KITP Program: A Quantum Universe in a Crystal: Symmetry and Topology across the Correlation Spectrum
(Mar 20 - Jun 9, 2023)
Coordinators: Jennifer Cano, Taylor Hughes, Qimiao Si, and Senthil Todadri

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Time Speaker Title
3/21, 10:45am All Participants Meet and Greet
3/21, 12:15pm Ashley Cook
Topological skyrmion phases of matter[Video][CC]
3/23, 2:00pm Elio Koenig
Topological symplectic Kondo effect[Video][CC]
3/23, 2:30pm Chandan Setty
Rice University
Symmetry Constraints Without Quasiparticles: Mott Zeros[Video][CC]
3/24, 2:00pm Yves Kwan
Discussion: open questions in twisted bilayer graphene
3/27, 2:00pm All Participants Meet & Greet
3/28, 10:45am Trithep Devakul
Topology and strong correlations in semiconductor moires beyond the Hubbard model[Video][CC]
3/29, 2:00pm Thomas Scaffidi
UC Irvine
Discussion: How should we define topology in gapless systems?
3/30, 2:00pm Adolfo Grushin
Institut Neel CNRS
Topological amorphous solids: from flat-bands to chiral spin liquids[Slides][Video][CC]
4/03-4/06 Conference: Topology, Symmetry and Interactions in Crystals: Emerging Concepts and Unifying Themes
4/10, 2:00pm All Participants Meet & Greet
4/11, 10:45am Pallab Goswami
Northwestern University
Solitons and real-space screening of bulk topology of quantum materials[Video][CC]
4/13, 2:00pm Dominic Else
Perimeter Institute
An introduction to interacting topological phases with crystalline symmetries[Video]
4/14, 2:00pm Y. Soh
Paul Scherrer Institute
Discussion: Experimental status of kagome materials as a platform for flat bands and Weyl physics
4/17, 2:00pm All Participants Meet and greet
4/18, 10:45am Yin-Chen He
Perimeter Institute
Fuzzy sphere regularization of the 3D Ising CFT: a miraculous gift of quantum Hall physics[Video][CC]
4/20, 2:00pm Yuan-Ming Lu
How much can Majorana zero modes indicate about pairing symmetry?[Video][CC]
4/20, 2:30pm Luis Balicas
Florida State University
Novel type of topological transport in inversion symmetric ferromagnets[Slides][Video][CC]
4/24, 2:00pm All Participants Meet & Greet
4/25, 10:45am Aris Alexandradinata
UC Santa Cruz
A topological principle for photovoltaics[Video][CC]
4/25, 11:15am Ken Burch
Boston College
Axial Higgs Mode from Quantum Geometry and a Charge Density Wave[Slides][Video][CC]
4/27, 2:00pm Maia Vergniory
Max Planck Institute for the Chemical Physics of Solids
Framework to apply topological quantum chemistry to interacting systems[Video]
4/28, 2:00pm Michael Mulligan
(UC Riverside)
Sri Raghu
Discussion: New Insights and Open Questions on the Quantum Hall Plateau Transition
5/01, 2:00pm All Participants Meet & Greet
5/02, 10:45am Ruixing Zhang
UT Knoxville
Vortex Majorana modes in trivial and topological superconductors[Video][CC]
5/02, 11:15am Enrico Rossi
William & Mary
Quantum Metric and Correlated States in Two-dimensional Systems[Slides][Video][CC]
5/04, 2:00pm Lu Li
University of Michigan
Unique features in quantum oscillations of Kagome metal CsV3Sb5[Embargoed]
5/04, 2:30pm Roser Valenti
University of Frankfurt
On heavy fermions and doped Mott physics in two-dimensional van der Waals platforms[Video][CC]
5/05, 2:00pm Silke Paschen
(TU Vienna)
Qimiao Si
(Rice University)
Discussion: Strong correlations and gapless topology: Kondo systems and beyond
5/08, 12:15pm Taylor Hughes
Univ. of Illinois
Routes to New Phenomena by Violating the Chiral Doubling Theorem[Video]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
5/08, 2:00pm All Participants Meet & Greet
5/09, 10:45am Robert-Jan Slager
Multi-gap topological physics: geometrical notions, physical phases and novel responses[Video][CC]
5/09, 11:30am Kai Sun
University of Michigan
Twisted bilayer graphene without twisting: exact magic flatbands from periodic strains[Video][CC]
5/11, 2:00pm Yuxuan Wang
U Florida
Higher-order nodal topological superconductor from a Dirac semimetal[Video]
5/11, 2:30pm Shouvik Sur
Rice U.
Topologically obstructed superconductivity in Dirac metals: Application to iron-based compounds[Embargoed]
5/15, 2:00pm All Participants Meet & Greet
5/16, 10:45am Hongchen Jiang
Stanford U.
Doping quantum spin liquids and superconductivity[Video][CC]
5/16, 11:15am Piers Coleman
Rutgers U.
Fractionalization and Topology[Video][CC]
5/18, 2:00pm Sayed Ali Akbar Ghorashi
Stony Brook U.
Beyond Twistronics: Engineering Flat Bands in Multilayer Graphene using a Superlattice Potential[Video][CC]
5/18, 2:30pm Chaoxing Liu
Penn State
Z2-nontrivial Moire Minibands and Interaction-driven Quantum Anomalous Hall Insulators in Topological Insulator Based Moire Heterostructures[Video][CC]
5/19, 2:00pm Leo Radzihovsky
(U Colorado Boulder)
Kevin Slagle
(Rice U.)
Discussion: Fractons
5/22, 2:00pm All Participants Meet & Greet
5/23, 10:45am Joe Checkelsky
Materials Design of Flat Bands in Crystalline Systems[Embargoed]
5/23, 11:30am Haim Beidenkopf
Weizmann Inst. Sci.
Interactions and topology in the hybrid Mott/superconductor 4Hb-TaS2[Video][CC]
5/25, 2:00pm Maria Vozmediano
CSIC, Madrid
Geometry and anomalies in topological semimetals[Video][CC]
5/25, 2:45pm Wladimir Benalcazar
Emory U.
When do discrete breathers resemble Wannier states?[Video][CC]
5/26, 2:00pm Liang Wu
Optical and terahertz probes on new superconductors
5/26, 3:15pm Liang Wu
(Univ. of Penn)
Ziqiang Wang
(Boston College)
Kagome superconductors
5/30, 11:30am Yi-Ting Hsu
Notre Dame
Materials design and systematic search for topological superconductors[Video]
5/30, 10:45am Zhen Bi
Penn State
Classification and Characterization of Average Symmetry-Protected Topological Phases[Video]
6/01, 2:00pm Jed Pixley
Rutgers U.
From the chiral Kondo lattice to topological superconductivity in doped TMD heterobilayers[Video][CC]
6/01, 2:00pm Erez Berg
Weizmann Inst.
Inhomogeneity induced time reversal symmetry breaking in cuprate twist junctions[Video][CC]
6/02, 2:00pm Jen Cano
(Stony Brook U.)
T. Senthil
Discussion: moire systems
6/05, 2:00pm Anton Burkov
U. Waterloo
Discussion: Weyl semimetals
6/06, 10:45am Eslam Khalaf
Doping a Chern ferromagnet: topological charge excitations in graphene moire heterostructures[Video][CC]
6/06, 11:15am Oskar Vafek
Florida State
Interacting narrow bands of twisted bilayer graphene in magnetic field[Video][CC]
6/06, 2:00pm Pedram Roushan
Toward discovering novel quantum dynamics on a NISQ processor
6/08, 2:00pm Tarun Grover
Dissipation and Berry phase induced phase transitions in Kondo lattice systems[Video][CC]
6/08, 2:45pm Cenke Xu
Theory for an Exotic Metal-Insulator Transition motivated by the TMD moire heterostructure[Video][CC]
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