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Branch Lecture: The rise of topology or what’s in a quantum vortex

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19:00 – 20:00 7 Feb 2018
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University Of Surrey (Lecture Theatre D), Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU2 7JL

The February IoP South Central Branch talk brings Dr Anna Posazhennikova, a physicist at the Royal Holloway, University of London to talk about the applications of Topology in quantum physics...

 

The last decade witnessed an explosion of interest in applications of Topology to Physics. The range of these applications is rather broad: from quantum information and quantum computation to condensed matter. The foundation for this rise of Topology in Physics was laid, however, in the 1970-s and 1980-s by three British born Physicists: D.J. Thouless, J. M. Kosterlitz and F. D. M. Haldane who predicted the existence of topology-driven phase transitions and novel, “topologically protected” phases of matter. They were awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize. I will discuss how topology elucidates many mysteries of quantum matter and helps to shape modern physics.

 

This event is free to attend and registration is not required - just come along.

Organised by: IOP South Central Branch

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University Of Surrey (Lecture Theatre D), Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU2 7JL
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19:00 – 20:00 7 Feb 2018

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