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Date(s) - 04/11/2014
13 h 00 min - 14 h 00 min
Ecole de Physique, Auditoire Stueckelberg, 24 quai Ernest-Ansermet
This talk will review progress in the classification of insulating states of matter, focusing on the unique properties of topological insulators and their discovery from a careful consideration of the low energy electronic physics of single-layer graphene. Physical realizations in two dimensional spin-orbit coupled semiconductors and in three dimensional materials will be discussed.