Course 215

COURSE 215 - TOPOLOGY AND MATERIALS

17 - 22 July 2024

Directors

Christoph Dellago - Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna (Austria)
Cesare Franchini - Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna and Università di Bologna (Italy)
Sofia Kantorovich - Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna (Austria)
Christos Likos - Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna (Austria)

Scientific Secretary
Domenico Di Sante - Università di Bologna (Italy)

Topics
Mathematical fundamentals and topological geometry
Topological polymers: classification, structure, dynamics and rheology
Knots and links in Physics and Biology
DNA topology and function
Topological defects in liquid crystals
Topological colloids
Topological quantum number
Topological insulators
Topological Quantum Chemistry
Topology in interacting systems

Lecturers
Igor Aronson - The Pennsylvania State University, University Park (USA)
Bogdan A. Bernevig - Princeton University (USA) and Donostia International Physics Center, Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain)
Xing-Qiu Chen - Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang (China)
Ralph Claessen - Universität Würzburg, Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence (Germany)
Myfawny Evans - University of Potsdam (Germany)
Laura Filion - Leonard S. Ornstein Laboratory, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Sophie Jackson - University of Cambridge (UK)
Cristian Micheletti - SISSA, Trieste (Italy)
Giorgio Sangiovanni - Universität Würzburg, Würzburg-Dresden Cluster of Excellence (Germany)
Michael Schüler - Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen and University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Francesco Sciortino - Sapienza Università di Roma (Italy)
Jan Smrek - University of Vienna (Austria)
Maia G. Vergniory - Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden (Germany) and Donostia International Physics Center, Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain)
Dimitris Vlassopoulos - FORTH Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Heraklion, Crete (Greece)

Deadline for applications: 26 April 2024
Application form

Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
Domenico Di Sante
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia “Augusto Righi”
Università di Bologna
Viale Berti Pichat 6/2
40127 BOLOGNA
Italy
tel.: +39 051 209 5141
domenico.disante@unibo.it

Arrival day: Tuesday, 16 July 2024
Opening of the Course: Wednesday, 17 July 2024 - 9.00 a.m.
Closing of the Course: Monday, 22 July 2024 - 12.30 p.m.
Participation fee: € 600,00 (VAT included) for attendance, lunches, dinners and Proceedings. Students should provide and pay for their lodging.