VSF Long Range Colloquium - Sebastian Huber (ETH Zurich): "Topological Mechanics"



19:30 hrs (CET)




The Long Range Colloquium is a bi-weekly seminar series covering the latest developments in condensed matter physics and quantum information.  

The colloquium runs every other Wednesday at 1:30 PM ET (19:30 CEST). Attendance is open to everyone, but please register to attend!

To see the talk abstract and register, please go to the colloquium page.

You are also welcome to join an informal discussion with the speaker, which will start 15 minutes before the talk.



Topological band theory provides us with a powerful design-principle for metamaterials that control how waves propagate in space. These metamaterials are ideal to investigate novel phenomena difficult to observe in other platforms. In particular, I will present how artificial gauge fields lead to the appearance of chiral Landau levels in neutral Weyl systems and crystalline symmetries to novel fragile topological states in an acoustic super-structure.