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Clément Tauber

Bulk-edge correspondence for Floquet topological insulators
Lundi, 19 Mars, 2018 - 13:30
Résumé : 

Floquet topological insulators describe independent electrons on a lattice driven out of equilibrium by a time-periodic Hamiltonian, beyond the usual adiabatic approximation. In dimension two such systems are characterized by integer-valued topological indices associated to the unitary propagator, alternatively in the bulk or at the edge of a sample. In this talk I will give new definitions of the two indices, relying neither on translation invariance nor on averaging, and show that they are equal. In particular weak disorder and defects are intrinsically taken into account.

Institution de l'orateur : 
ETH Zürich
Thème de recherche : 
Physique mathématique
Salle : 
Salle 1, tour IRMA
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