Geometry Seminar - Abstracts


Wednesday 15 March 2017, 16:00 - 17:00 in HG03.085
Chris Bourne (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
The noncommutative topology of insulators


Topological insulators have attracted a lot of interest from physicists and increasingly from mathematicians as a novel application of geometry and topology to condensed matter physics. In this talk, I will review the mathematical approach to topological insulators building from Bellissard's approach to the quantum Hall effect. I will also try and do this with minimal assumed physical knowledge.
(This is part of joint work with Alan Carey, Johannes Kellendonk and Adam Rennie.)

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