Topological matter: What is it good for?

  • Raul Santos School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham


The interest in topological order in quantum systems has seen a surge lately. This was crowned with last year's Nobel Prize in Physics, acknowledging the developments in this area. In this talk I will review some of the important advances in this field, and give context into why they could lead us into a new technological revolution.

About the Speaker

Raul Santos completed his PhD in Physics under a Fulbright Scholarship working for the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2013. He held a postdoctoral position in the Weizmann Institute of Science from 2013 to 2016. He is currently employed at the School of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. His research interests in condensed matter and quantum spin systems include quantum information theory, topological insulators, and disordered systems.