Hot Topics in Quantum Nanoscience - Tom Lubensky (UPenn): "Introduction to Topological Mechanics"



12:00 - 13:30 hrs.


Delft, building 22, Lorentzweg 1, room E (F005).


Hot Topics in Quantum Nanoscience

Course Content: Speakers from all over the world will be asked to present pedagogical introductions to their field with an emphasis on basic concepts. Besides such an introductory lecture open for everybody, the participants of this course will have an additional discussion with the speaker discussing a recent paper and the holy grails of the field.

Exemplary topics are topological insulators, mesoscopic quantum gravity, string theory for condensed matter, measurement-based quantum computing, quantum-limited sensors, Majorana Fermions, fast-light with single photons, etc., etc. For an overview of our previous sessions, please click here.

Audience: The tutorial, a 45-minute lecture, is open to everybody. The second part of the hot topics session will be reserved as a discussion session for the lecturer with the registered class of PhD students and postdocs only.

Registration: please register for this session by filling in the form in the below.

Preparation: PhD students who have registered for the hot topics course need to prepare for the session by reading the article below (download).

Date: Friday 18 May 2018.

Speaker: Prof. dr. Tom Lubensky

Title: "Introduction to Topological Mechanics"

Host: Dr. Tim Taminiau

Location:  Delft University of Technology, TNW (building 22), Lorentzweg 1, Delft.

Room: Room E (F005)

Time: 12:00 - 13:30 hrs.

Required reading: J. E. S. Socolar, T. C. Lubensky, and C. L. Kane, "Mechanical graphene," New Journal of Physics 19, 025003 (2017). (see link below)