Milestone: realization of topological insulators

September 2016: QUIC has reached the first milestone on the realization of topological insulators just few weeks before the Nobel prize in Physics for 2016 to F. D. M. Haldane was announced! Shortly before the kick-off of the QUIC project, the ETHZ group successfully realized a quantum simulation of the topological Haldane model in an... Continue Reading →

Floquet topological insulators

May 2017: Since the discovery of the quantum Hall effects, topological insulators and superconductors have attracted considerable interest in the field of condensed-matter physics. Such topological states of matter can be generated through intrinsic properties of materials; this is the case of topological insulators, which arise due to the large intrinsic spin-orbit coupling of specific... Continue Reading →

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