Scientific Calendar Event

This conference will focus on the observable signatures of topology in electronic, photonic, phononic, and atomic systems, with participation by leading theorists and experimentalists. The conference will offer an excellent opportunity for cross-fertilisation of ideas and an exciting learning experience for early career researchers.

  • Topological insulators and superconductors
  • Dirac and Weyl semimetals
  • Time-dependent and non-equilibrium topological systems
  • Photonic systems
  • Cold atoms
  • Phononic systems
  • Electronic-structure and ab-initio calculations
  • Transport properties of topological systems
  • Experimental detection of topological properties
  • Physics of unconventional surface states
  • Interaction and disorder effects in topological systems
  • Hetero- and hybrid-structures
  • Electrodynamics in topological materials
  • Quantum-field-theory approaches
  • Applications and devices


I. ADAGIDELI, Sabanci University, Turkey
L. ARRACHEA, Universidad NSM, Buenos Aires, Argentina
C. W. J. BEENAKKER, Leiden University, The Netherlands
R. CLAESSEN, University of Würzburg, Germany
D. COBDEN, University of Washington, USA
D. CULCER, University of New South Wales, Australia
M. FRANZ, University of British Columbia, Canada
E. HANKIEWICZ, University of Würzburg, Germany
M. KAWASAKI, University of Tokyo, Japan
D. LOSS, University of Basel, Switzerland
L. MOLENKAMP, University of Würzburg, Germany
J. MOODERA, MIT, Cambridge, USA
C. MORAIS SMITH, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
B. RUCK, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
S.-Q. SHEN, University of Hong Kong
A. STERN, Weizmann Institute, Israel
H. TAKAGI, MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany
K. VON BERGMANN, Hamburg University, Germany
H. WENG, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
U. ZUELICKE, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.
Go to day
  • Monday, 21 October 2019
    • 08:30 - 09:25 Registration and Administrative formalities
    • 09:25 - 14:30 Chair: Michele Governale
      • 09:25 Diagnosing quantum chaos in many-body systems using entanglement as a resource 45'
        Speaker: Marcel Franz (University of British Columbia)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:10 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:40 Atom-by-atom engineering of topological states of matter 45'
        Speaker: Cristiane Morais Smith (Utrecht University)
      • 11:25 Characterising band topology out-of-equilibrium using Chern marker currents 25'
        Speaker: Gunnar Moeller (School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:50 Quantum size effects and optical transitions in topological-insulator nanostructures 45'
        Speaker: Ulrich Zuelicke (Victoria University of Wellington)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:35 Lunch break 1h55'
    • 14:30 - 16:35 Chair: Ewelina Hankiewicz
      • 14:30 Majorana and Andreev Bound States in Proximitized Rashba Wires and Layers 45'
        Speaker: Daniel Loss (University of Basel)
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Impact of electron-hole pairing on surface plasmons in topological insulator thin films 25'
        Speaker: Dmytro Fil (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine)
      • 16:10 Characterization of topological properties of 1D systems by universal properties of the boundary charge 25'
        Speaker: Mikhail Pletyukhov (Institute for Theory of Statistical Physics, RWTH Aachen University)
  • Tuesday, 22 October 2019
    • 09:00 - 14:30 Chair: Inanc Adagideli
      • 09:00 Nanometer-scale magnetic Skyrmions studied with STM 45'
        Speaker: Kirsten von Bergmann (Hamburg University)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Electrical transport in hybrid junctions of Majorana wires 25'
        Speaker: Nilanjan Bondyopadhya (Visva Bharati University)
      • 10:10 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:40 Majorana Zero Mode Pairs in Superconducting Gold Surface States 45'
        Speaker: Jagadeesh Moodera (MIT)
      • 11:25 Excess equilibrium noise in a topological SNS junction between chiral Majorana liquids 25'
        Speaker: Dmitrii Shapiro (Center of Fundamental and Applied Research, Dukhov Research Institute of Automatics)
      • 11:50 Resonant photovoltaic effect in doped magnetic semiconductors 45'
        Speaker: Dimitrie Culcer (University of New South Wales)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:35 Lunch break 1h55'
    • 14:30 - 19:30 Chair: Carlo W. J. Beenakker
      • 14:30 Quantum spin Hal and Beyond 45'
        Speaker: Laurens Wigbolt Molenkamp (University of Würzburg)
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Giant orbital diamagnetism of three-dimensional Dirac electrons in Sr3PbO antiperovskite+ 45'
        Speaker: Hidenori Takagi (MPI for Solid State Research)
      • 16:30 Survival of the quantum anomalous Hall effect in magnetic fields due to the parity anomaly 45'
        Speaker: Ewelina Hankiewicz (University of Würzburg)
      • 17:30 Get-together drink 2h0' ( Leonardo Building Terrace )
        All participants of the Conference on Signatures of Topology in Condensed Matter are cordially  invited to a Get-together drink.
  • Wednesday, 23 October 2019
    • 09:00 - 14:30 Chair: Ulrich Zuelicke
      • 09:00 Chiral transport in the vortex lattice of a Weyl superconductor 45'
        Speaker: Carlo W. J. Beenakker (Leiden University)
      • 09:45 Transport properties of type II Weyl semimetal heterostructures in presence of magnetic field 25'
        Speaker: Moitri Maiti (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics)
      • 10:10 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:40 Topological shift current 45'
        Speaker: Masashi Kawasaki (University of Tokyo)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:25 Detection of second-order topological superconductors by Josephson junctions 25'
        Speaker: Songbo Zhang (Theoretical Physics 4, University of Würzburg)
      • 11:50 Time-resolved electrical detection of chiral edge vortex braiding 45'
        Speaker: Inanc Adagideli (Sabanci University)
      • 12:35 Lunch break 1h55'
  • Thursday, 24 October 2019
    • 09:00 - 14:30 Chair: Ben Ruck
      • 09:00 Elemental topological insulators: The case of bismuthene 45'
        Speaker: Ralph Claessen (University of Würzburg)
      • 09:45 A monolayer transition metal dichalcogenide as a topological excitonic insulator 25'
        Speaker: Massimo Rontani (Cnr-Nano)
      • 10:10 Group Photo 5'
      • 10:15 Coffee break 25'
      • 10:40 Progress in understanding monolayer WTe2 as a two-dimensional topological insulator 45'
        Speaker: David Cobden (University of Washington)
      • 11:25 Electric field tuning of spacetime geometry in tilted Dirac fermions 25'
        Speaker: Seyed Akbar Jafari (Physics Department, Sharif University of Technology)
      • 11:50 Time-reversal invariant topological superconductivity: proposals and signatures 45'
        Speaker: Liliana Arrachea (Universidad Nacional de San Martin)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:35 Lunch break 1h55'
    • 14:30 - 17:40 Chair: Liliana Arrachea
      • 14:30 Topological Crystalline Insulators with C2 Rotation Anomaly 45'
        Speaker: Hongming Weng (Beijing National Research Center for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30'
      • 15:45 Atomically thin Na3Bi for topological electronics 45'
        Speaker: Michael S. Fuhrer (Monash University)
      • 16:30 2D to 3D crossover in topological insulators 25'
        Speaker: Corentin Morice (Universität Augsburg)
    • 17:00 - 18:30 Poster Session and Get-together drink
      All participants of the Conference on Signatures of Topology in Condensed Matter are cordially invited  to a Get-together drink.
  • Friday, 25 October 2019
    • 09:00 - 15:25 Chair: Fabio Taddei and Michael S. Fuhrer
      • 09:00 Theory of Magnetoresistance in Three-Dimensional Dirac Materials 45'
        Speaker: Shun-Qing Shen (University of Hong Kong)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Parity readout mechanisms for Majorana qubits 25'
        Speaker: Andras Palyi (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
      • 10:10 Coffee break 30'
      • 10:40 Magnetotransport signatures of topological properties in thin films of room-temperature ferromagnetic Weyl semi-metal Co2MnGa 25'
        Speaker: Simon Granville (Robinson Research Institute Victoria University of Wellington)
      • 11:05 Novel magnetism, superconductivity, and tunable mixed valence in rare earth nitrides 45'
        Speaker: Ben Ruck (Victoria University of Wellington)
      • 11:50 Closing 45'
      • 12:35 Lunch break 1h55'
      • 14:30 End of conference 55'