Course for MSc and PhD students at
Course ad: pdf.
If you are interested in joining the course, please sign up in Neptun, and contact us at palyi at mail dot bme dot hu.
DetailsLocation: ELTE Northern Block, Pazmany Peter setany 1/A, room 5.128
(Take the elevator on the Danube side of the building to the 5th floor. Stepping out from the elevator, this room is the nearest one on the left.)
Time: Friday, 10:15-11:45.
First lecture: September 15, 10:15
Course language: English
Course website: http://eik.bme.hu/~palyi/TopologicalInsulators2017Fall/
Slides of the first lecture: [pdf]
Summary slides for chapter 3, "Polarization and Berry phase": [pdf]
Summary slides for chapter 6, "Two-dimensional Chern insulators - the Qi-Wu-Zhang model": [pdf]
Summary slides for chapter 7, "Continuum model of localized states at a domain wall": [pdf]
Peer instruction exercises:
iPython notebooks: There are ipython notebooks that accompany the class. We collect them here. We encourage you to experiment with the notebooks, using the interactive plots (sliders) as well as to modify them according to your needs. For this, you need to download the whole directory using the "Download ZIP" button to the right, unzip it on your computer. You can then upload the individual notebooks to Jupyter (using the Upload button in the upper right corner). Alternatively, you can run the notebooks on your own computer, if you have already installed Jupyter.
A Short Course on Topological Insulators: Band-structure topology and edge states in one and two dimensions