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Topology in out of equilibrium strongly correlated systems

Project description

Fractional quantum states far from equilibrium could lead to new topology

Topologically protected states of matter enjoy a spotlight in condensed matter physics, bridging abstract geometrical notions from mathematics with materials science to seek new ways of building a future generation of electronics. Topological systems constitute pioneering candidates for the job with unprecedented resilience to external perturbations and novel quantum coherence times. Condensed matter such as ultracold quantum gases can exhibit strongly correlated phenomena such as the fractional quantum Hall effect, in which novel ground states of fractional rather than whole quantum numbers emerge. The topological effect is extremely robust and could be a candidate for fault-tolerant quantum computation, a holy grail in future technologies. The EU-funded NonequilibriumAnyons project is conducting theoretical investigations to study the largely unknown out-of-equilibrium response of strongly correlated systems.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/condensed matter physics/quantum gases
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/topology
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/dynamical systems

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF
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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 212 933,76