## Topological states of matter

#### by Andrei Bernevig

##### at Physics Colloquium

Thu, 10 Apr 2014, 15:30

Physics building (#54) room 207

#### Abstract

Topological states of matter distinguish themselves from quantum ordered states such as antiferromagnets by the absence of a local order parameter Their properties are remarkable and range from realizing Majorana fermions to exhibiting fractional statistics and non abelian braiding Important for practical applications topological states can exhibit perfectly conducting gapless surface or edge states traversing an otherwise insulating bulk gap Some examples include topological insulators topological superconductors quantum spin liquids and the well known fractional quantum Hall states Recent experiments have

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