"Topology in condensed matter physics: a primer" by Raffaele Resta (Wed, 5 Dec 2018)
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Topology in condensed matter physics: a primerby Raffaele RESTA, Democritos, IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy
Wednesday, 5 December 2018 @ 12 pm
ICMAB - Sala d'Actes Carles Miravitlles
Topology describes the properties that remain intact when an object is stretched, twisted, or deformed, but not “cut”. Such properties are labelled by integer numbers, named topological invariants. If a measurable physical property of a macroscopic system is an integer (in appropriate units), then it can be measured in principle with infinite precision; it is also extremely robust under variations of the experimental conditions.
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