Nov. 27 — Dec. 8, 2023

A Winter Workshop on Topological Order

at University of Tübingen

Topological phases have surged in the last three decades as an essential part of modern physics, thanks to remarkable breakthroughs such as the fractional quantum Hall effect, the discovery of topological insulators, or the demonstration of non-abelian exchange statistics on a quantum computer. The subject naturally bridges fields as diverse as condensed matter physics, quantum field theory, algebraic topology and quantum computation.

This workshop aims at addressing fundamental questions of topological order from a mathematical perspective, offering lectures and state-of-the-art talks on topics such as the classification of topological order with tensor networks, TQFTs, fermionic topological order, experimental implementations.

Invited speakers

Nils Carqueville

University of Vienna

Anna Francuz

University of Vienna

András Molnár

University of Vienna

Anne E. B. Nielsen

Aarhus University

Jiannis K. Pachos

University of Leeds

Norbert Schuch

University of Vienna

Alex Turzillo

Perimeter Institute

Ruben Verresen

Harvard University

Thorsten Wahl

University of Cambridge

The Workshop

There will be four series of lectures, each comprising five one-hour sessions, spanned along both weeks of the workshop. Besides the invited talks, participants are welcome to submit an abstract for a contributed talk or a poster. An effort has also been made to ensure that the participants will have time and room for informal discussions.

Key dates

October 15, 2023

Talk & poster submission deadline

October 23, 2023

Notification of accepted talks

November 3, 2023

Registration deadline

Nov. 27 — Dec. 8, 2023

Conference dates

Organising committee

José Garre Rubio

University of Vienna

Sofyan Iblisdir

Complutense University of Madrid

Alberto Ruiz de Alarcón

University of Tübingen



Tübingen is an enchanting city located in the southwest of Germany, well-known for its rich history and as the home of one of the oldest universities in Europe. It was founded in the 12th century and features a charming old town filled with medieval buildings, cobblestone streets and lovely squares.

How to arrive

If you plan to travel by air, the nearest airport to Tübingen is Stuttgart Airport (STR). Upon arrival, you can conveniently reach the city center of Tübingen in approximately 45 minutes by boarding buses X82 or 828, which provide direct transportation.

When traveling by train, Tübingen offers its own train station called Tübingen Hauptbahnhof. Situated in the heart of the city, this station provides convenient connections to various cities in Germany and Europe.

The Campus

The workshop will take place at the Morgenstelle Campus, situated in the northwest of the city. It can be conveniently reached from the city center using public transportation, via the bus stop BG Unfallklinik. The campus offers numerous opportunities, including access to modern facilities for discussions and the nearby Mensa Canteen.