Boulder School 2016: Lecture Notes

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*Student notes by Victor Albert unless otherwise noted

Week 1: July 11-15
July 11 N. Read

Quantum Hall Effect I

Background Reading:

Student Notes

Notes 1

Video

  C. Nayak

Effective Field Theories of Topological Phases & Quantum Computation I

Background Reading:

Student Notes

Notes 1 Video
  C. Kane

Topological Insulators I

Background Reading:

Homework

Student Notes

Notes 1 Video
July 12 N. Read

Quantum Hall Effect II

Student Notes

Notes 2 Video
  C. Nayak

Effective Field Theories of Topological Phases & Quantum Computation II

Student Notes

Notes 2 Video
  C. Kane

Topological Insulators II

Student Notes

Notes 2 Video
July 13 N. Read

Quantum Hall Effect III

Student Notes

Notes 3 Video
  P. Jarillo-Herrero

Quantum Hall in Graphene & Beyond I

Presentation

Student Notes

Notes Video
  C. Kane

Topological Insulators III

Student Notes

Notes 3 Video
  A. Turner

Entanglement I

Background Reading:

Student Notes

Notes 1 Video
July 14 N. Read

Quantum Hall Effect IV

Student Notes

Notes 4 Video
  C. Nayak

Effective Field Theories of Topological Phases & Quantum Computation III

Student Notes

  Video
  P. Jarillo-Herrero

Quantum Hall in Graphene & Beyond II

Student Notes

  Video
July 15 C. Kane

Topological Insulators IV

Student Notes

Notes 4 Video
  C. Nayak

Effective Field Theories of Topological Phases & Quantum Computation IV

Student Notes

Notes 4 Video
  C. Kane

Topological Insulators V

Student Notes

  Video
  A. Turner

Entanglement II

Student Notes

Notes 2 Video
Week 2: July 18-22
July 18 A. Ludwig

Classification of Topological Insulators I

Supporting Reference

Notes 1 Video
  A. Vishwanath

Weyl semimetals & SPT phases I

Supporting References

Student Notes

Notes 1 Video
  F. Von Oppen

Majoranas I

Additional Notes

Notes 1 Video
July 19 A. Ludwig Classification of Topological Insulators II Notes 2 Video
  A. Vishwanath

Weyl semimetals & SPT phases II

Student Notes

Notes 2 Video
  F. Von Oppen Majoranas II Notes 2 Video
July 20 A. Ludwig Classification of Topological Insulators III Notes 3 & Notes 4 Video
  A. Vishwanath

Weyl semimetals & SPT phases III

Student Notes

  Video
  F. Von Oppen Majoranas III Notes 3 Video
July 21 E.-A. Kim

Topological Superconductors I

Slides

Student Notes

Notes 1 Video
  A. Vishwanath

Weyl semimetals & SPT phases IV

Student Notes

  Video
  N.P. Ong Dirac and Weyl Semimetals I Slides 1 Video
July 22 N.P. Ong Dirac and Weyl Semimetals II Slides 2 Video
  E.-A. Kim

Topological Superconductors II

Student Notes

  Video
  R. Melko Monte Carlo Strategies for Spin Liquids I Notes 1 Video
Week 3: July 25-29
July 25 L. Balents

Spin Liquids I

Student Notes

Notes 1 Video
  R. Melko Monte Carlo Strategies for Spin Liquids II Notes 2 Video
  S. Frolov

Majoranas in Nanowires I

Homework

Notes 1 Video
July 26 L. Balents Spin Liquids II Notes 2 Video
  S. White

Tensor Network Methods for Spin Liquids I

Supporting Reference

Notes 1 Video
  S. Frolov Majoranas in Nanowires II   Video
  L. Balents

Public Lecture: Strange Stuff: A Second Quantum Revolution

Poster

Notes Video
July 27 L. Balents Spin Liquids III Notes 3 Video
  S. White Tensor Network Methods for Spin Liquids II Notes 2 Video
  A. Yazdani Visualizing topological boundary modes: From Dirac and Weyl to Majorana fermions I   Video
July 28 A. Yazdani Visualizing topological boundary modes: From Dirac and Weyl to Majorana fermions II   Video
  K. Kanoda Spin Liquids in Organic Materials I Notes 1 Video
  X. Chen

SPT & SET Phases I

Reference Material

Student Notes

Notes 1 Video
July 29 X. Chen SPT & SET Phases II Notes 2 Video
  K. Kanoda Spin Liquids in Organic Materials II Notes 2 Video
  D. Sheng

Topological State Numerics

Slides

Notes Video
Week 4: August 1-5
August 1 L. Fu Topological Insulators - Applications I   Video
  M. Levin

2 & 3D Topological Phases I

References:

Student Notes

Notes 1 Video
  X. Chen SPT & SET Phases III Notes 3 Video
August 2 X. Chen SPT & SET Phases IV Notes 4 Video
  M. Levin 2 & 3D Topological Phases II Notes 2 Video
  X.-G. Wen Theory of Topological Order I Notes 1 Video
August 3 M. Levin 2 & 3D Topological Phases III Notes 3 Video
  L. Fu Topological Insulators - Applications II   Video
  X.-G. Wen Theory of Topological Order II Notes 2 Video
August 4 M. Levin 2 & 3D Topological Phases IV   Video
  L. Fu Topological Insulators - Applications III   Video
  X.-G. Wen Theory of Topological Order III Notes 3 Video
August 5 L. Fu Topological Insulators - Applications IV   Video
  X.-G. Wen Theory of Topological Order IV Notes 4 Video