Anyons in Quantum Many-Body Systems

International Workshop
21 - 25 January 2019


Topology has turned out to have a rich variety of realizations in quantum many-body systems. Key questions include understanding the physics of anyons, finding simple ways to realize anyons, and to demonstrate anyon braiding experimentally. The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts both in theory and experiment to discuss challenges and possibilities in the field.



Topics include

  • Topologically ordered phases
  • Theoretical and experimental investigations of anyons
  • Methods to create and detect anyons in experiments
  • Exactly solvable anyon models
  • Anyons in fractional quantum Hall systems
  • Anyons in ultracold atoms
  • Majorana bound states
  • Anyon-like objects in three and higher dimensions
  • Anyons in systems at nonzero temperature
  • Thermodynamics of anyons



Invited speakers

Eddy Ardonne (Stockholm, Sweden)
Maissam Barkeshli (College Park, USA)
Maria Hermanns (Stockholm, Sweden)
Michael A. Hermele (Boulder, USA)
Charles Kane (Philadelphia, USA)
Zhao Liu (Zhejiang, PR China)
Titus Neupert (Zurich, Switzerland)
Frank Pollmann (Garching, Germany)
Norbert Schuch (Garching, Germany)
German Sierra (Cantoblanco, Spain)
Steven H. Simon (Oxford, UK)
Ali Yazdani (Princeton, USA)

Scientific Coordinators

Andrei Bernevig
(Princeton University, USA)

Anne E. B. Nielsen
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Germany)

Nicolas Regnault
(École normale supérieure, France)


Katrin Lantsch
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form.

Applications received before 30 September 2018 are considered preferentially.

The number of attendees is limited. The registration fee for the international workshop is 140 Euro and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses.

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Scientific program structure

Sunday, 20th January: Registration and welcome reception
Monday, 21st January, 09:00 to Friday, 25th January 16:00: Workshop program

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