PHYS-638 / 4 credits

Teacher: Mudry Christopher Marc

Language: English

Remark: Next time: Fall 2021


Every 2 years


Some topics covered in this class are: The Index theorem, solitons, topological band insulators/superconductors, bulk-edge correpondence, quantum anomalies, quantum pumping, symmetry protected topological phases and symmetry enriched topological order if time allows.


Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

The class will be self-contained and presumes no more than a solid grasp of quantum mechanics, say at the level of the textbook of Gordon Baym.     



E. Fradkin, Field Theories of Condensed Matter Physics, 2nd edition

(Cambridge University Press).

 A. Tsvelik, Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter Physics, 2nd

edition (Oxford University Press).

B. A. Bernevig with T. L. Hughes, Topological Insulators and

Topological Superconductors (Princeton University  Press).     

In the programs

  • Exam form: Term paper (session free)
  • Subject examined: Some aspects of topology in condensed matter physics
  • Lecture: 56 Hour(s)

Reference week