Synthetic topological workshop

VANCOUVER, BC., February 18 to 20, 2019

TOPO 2019 brings together outstanding researchers from Caltech, MIT, Stanford and more than 20 other institutions in this 3-day workshop exploring the application of topological concepts to photonic, acoustic, cold atom and other quantum systems in the approach known as "synthetic topological matter." View event details.

The workshop will bring these new developments into focus and will showcase recent successes on both experimental and theoretical fronts. It will also help facilitate discussions of outstanding problems as well as key challenges for future investigations. For full details on participating institutions, download poster

2018 Highlights

The holographic duality between a graphene flake and a black hole was shortlisted as a 2018 Breakthrough of the Year by Physics World. This international effort was led by SBQMI's Marcel Franz.


SBQMI's John Sous and Mona Berciu collaborated on a study showing a new approach to high-temperature superconductivity.


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Our Partners

Province of British Columbia
Moore Foundation
Max Planck Institute
University of Tokyo