# SERC School on Topology and Condensed Matter Physics

Department of Physics |
Nov 23 - Dec 12, 2015 contact: Location: |

**List of Participants **The School will be held in the S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences

__topology and its applications__in various branches of condensed matter physics. The core courses will discuss current research topics.

__research scholars and Post-docs in Condensed matter physic__s. Others interested in these topics are welcome to apply. It is mandatory to attend the full school.

Main Courses:Introduction to Topology with examples from physics Topology and Quantum mechanics Topology and Statistical mechanics Topology and Solid State Physics In addition, there will be Recap Courses and Tutorials. |
sercmvu@rkmvu.ac.in |

List of Speakers |

Introduction to Topology Atreyee Bhattacharya (Dept. of Mathematics, RKMVU) Dhiraj Kulkarni (Dept. of Mathematics, RKMVU) Kingshook Biswas (Dept. of Mathematics, RKMVU) Mahan Mj (Dept. of Mathematics, RKMVU) Samik Basu (Dept. of Mathematics, RKMVU) Soma Maity(Dept. of Mathematics, RKMVU) Somnath Basu (Dept. of Mathematics, RKMVU) |

Examples from physics / Tutorials: Siddhartha Sen (Trinity College, Dublin) Somendra Mohan Bhattacharjee (Dept. of Physics, RKMVU/IOP) |

Crash course on Group theory Bobby Ezhuthachan (Dept. of Physics, RKMVU) |

(i) Introduction to Qunatum Hall Effect and Topological Insulators. Krishnendu Sengupta (IACS, Kolkata) |

Quantum Geometry and Topology R. Shankar (IMSC, Chennai) |

Abelian and non-abelian anyons Sumathi Rao (HRI, Allahabad) |

(i) Geometry in random walks (background material) Sergei Nechaev (LPTMS,Paris) |

Braid group, vertex models and knot invariants P. Ramadevi (IIT Mumbai) |

Topology, geometry and quantum interference in condensed matter physics Alexander Abanov (Stony Brook, USA) |

Topological Quantum Computation Jiannis Pachos (Leeds, UK) |

TBA Ashoke Sen (HRI, Allahabad) |

Organizers:

Somen Bhattacharjee, RKMVU, web: http://www.iopb.res.in/~somen (on leave from Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar)

Mahan Mj., RKMVU; web: http://maths.rkmvu.ac.in/~mahan

Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, RKMVU; web: http://phy.rkmvu.ac.in/~abhijit/

The school is funded by SERB-DST, New Delhi