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RIST Lecture series -27

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You are cordially invited to attend the monthly popular talk series organized by the RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (RIST), IMPHAL.

V E N U E & DATE:
CONFERENCE HALL, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, MANIPUR UNIVERSITY
Thursday, 2 March, 2017 at 2.30 p.m.

Topic:
Topological phases of matter and Tensor Network techniques

Speaker:
Augustine Kshetrimayum
Institute of Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University,55099 Mainz, Germany E-mail: augustine.kshetrimayum@uni-mainz.de

Abstract: The Nobel Prize in Physics, 2016 was awarded to Thouless, Haldane and Kosterlitz for their theoretical discoveries of Topological phases of matter and their phase transitions. These topological phases are new kinds of quantum matter that goes beyond the paradigm of Landau symmetry breaking theory. In this talk, the speaker will explain what topological phases of matter are, their properties, how to describe them and their possible applications. He will also introduce a new numerical technique known as Tensor Network algorithms which have proven to be very useful to study topological phases and other interesting quantum many-body systems, and also present some of the work that he has been doing with his collaborators in this direction.

(N. Nimai Singh)
Convener,
RIST monthly popular talk series

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