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     Topological Matter School 2016

        22-26 August 2016, San Sebastián (Spain)

Topological Matter School 2016

This School is organized within the summer program of the University of Basque Country “Cursos de verano”. The event is  sponsored by the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC). The conference venue is in Palacio de Miramar, in Donostia-San Sebastián.


One of most fundamental issues about matter is to understand their states and the associated internal orders: Topology and lattice symmetries play a key role here. Topological states of matters are of fundamental interests for the their exotic properties manifest already at the single-particle description level.

The aim of this one week school is to introduce master and graduate students to the recently developed field of topological states of matter. The main goal is to cover basic and advanced aspects of the field, including a set of lectures explaining practically how to perform a first principle approach to the problem.

Conference poster available here.


Picture by Keta: Donostia Igeldotik

Lecturers and Topics

Confirmed keynote lecturers: 

  • Alexander Altland (University of Cologne)
  • Mois Aroyo (UPV/EHU Bilbao)
  • Andrei Bernevig (Princeton University)
  • Claudia Felser (Max Planck Dresden)
  • Titus Neupert (University Zürich)
  • Alexey Soluyanov (ETH Zürich)
  • Ivo Souza (CFM,UPV/EHU Donostia-San Sebastián)
  • Binghai Yan (Max Planck Dresden)

The program for the school will be released around mid December. It will include lectures on:

  • group theory/classification of crystals
  • classification of topological matter
  • ab-initio calculations
  • topological insulators
  • Weyl metals and semimetals
  • topological superconductors
  • materials design

Important dates

December 2015: Official school announcement and registration opening

April 24th, 2016 : Registration deadline

22nd to 26th August: Topological Matter School in Donostia-San Sebastián

Organizing comitee

Dario Bercioux (DIPC Donostia-San Sebastián)

M. Reyes Calvo (NanoGune Donostia-San Sebatián)

Maia G. Vergniory (DIPC Donostia-San Sebastián)

François Konshelle (CFM Donostia-San Sebastián)



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