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Description BEC2018X

Triggered by recent studies on topological insulators, the concept of topology has become one of the major building blocks of modern condensed matter physics. Looking back to history, the importance of this concept was realized through efforts to understand unexpected experimental results in phenomena such as the quantum Hall effect, vortices in superconductivity and so on. On the other hand, it is interesting to note that, in the realm of mathematics, the corresponding framework such as cohomology, characteristic class, K-theory were already developed during the early 20th century, way before the development in physics, but now plays an essential role in explaining experiments. However, the situation is still not satisfactory. This is because, with only few exceptions, it is difficult to directly “measure the topology” in topological states. The exception lies at the boundary. The real surprise is that one can observe the topology through edge states as low energy boundary modes living near the system edges as well as local states near impurities. These edge states/boundary states are physical observables. Enormous success of the ARPES (angular resolved photoemission spectroscopy) experiments are the key achievements in the recent big bang in the topological business. The surface sensibility of the ARPES enables us to directly see the topology as a number of edge channels. Indeed, topology and edge states are directly related. This is the bulk-edge correspondence. Topology is not a mere concept but a real observable! With this breakthrough, we can recast new understanding to many of localized modes in quite different areas such as cold atoms, photonics, solid states and even classical mechanics. Some of them are traditional local states/modes and might be well known. But they could be well understood by this new way of thinking. THINK DIFFERENT topologically through the bulk-edge correspondence. The workshop is for people in different fields to get together and discuss topological phases in solids, atoms, light and more. Let’s look at physics from boundaries and impurities, which are geometrical perturbation for the bulk. Everyone interested in topological phases/materials/lights are welcome. Target systems can be topological materials (topological insulators, (anomalous) quantum (spin/valley) Hall states, graphene, silicene, anisotropic superconductors, Majorana/Andreev bound states), photonics crystals, light, topological mechanics and more. Needless to say, people working in topological condensed matter (theories and experiments) without any edge states are welcome, of course.
We are planning to have a mathematician as a speaker in order to make an even larger hop, between physics and pure mathematics.

This workshop is a continuation of the workshop 2015 (BEC2015) in Tokyo, workshop 2016 (BEC2016) in Kyoto as a YITP workshop of the Yukawa Institute for theoretical physics (Kyoto University) and January, 2018 (BEC2018-Jan) at Tsukuba that we enjoyed a lot. Then we further try to get together again and discuss new developments. Also hope to get interdisciplinary interaction among various areas from physics to math by the keyword “BEC”.

Date 2018X
Dec.9: Welcome
Dec.10-13 (morning): Scientific program
Dec.11 (evening): Conference dinner
Dec.13 (afternoon): Social events
Venue BEC2018X

Univ. of Tsukuba
Bunko School Building
Tokyo Campus,
3-29-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, 112-0012 Tokyo


A block of rooms for the invited speakers is booked at PEARL Hotel Ryogoku.

It’s 20 min. by the train(JR) and the subway(Metro) to the Myogadani Station. The conference place is in a few min. from the station.
See an EXAMPLE of the transit planner. The detail will be posted here later.

Organizers BEC2018X
Hideo Aoki (AIST/Univ. of Tokyo)
Takahiro Fukui (Ibaraki Univ.)
Mikio Furuta (Univl. of Tokyo)
* Yasuhiro Hatsugai (Univ. of Tsukuba)
Satoshi Iwamoto (Univ. of Tokyo)
Tohru Kawarabayashi (Toho Univ.)
Akio Kimura (Hiroshima Univ.)
Yoshiro Takahashi (Kyoto Univ.)
(alphabetical, * chair)

Local organizers:
Ken-ichiro Imura (Hiroshima Univ.)
Toshikaze Kariyado (NIMS)
Shuta Nakajima (Kyoto Univ.)
Tsuneya Yoshida (Univ. Tsukuba)
Tomonari Mizoguchi (Univ. Tsukuba)

Confirmed invited speakers
M. Notomi (Tokyo Inst. Tech.)
A. Vaezi (Stanford Univ.)
E. Meier(Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
H. Aoki (AIST/Univ. Tokyo)
T. Fukui (Ibaraki Unv.)
M. Furuta (Univ. Tokyo)
Y. Hatsugai (Univ. Tsukuba)
S. Iwamoto (Univ. Tokyo)
T. Kawarabayashi (Toho Univ.)
A. Kimura (Hiroshima Univ.)
Y. Takahashi (Kyoto Univ.)
Y. B. Kim (Univ. Toronto)
P. Zhang (ISSP, Univ. Tokyo)
E. J. Bergholtz (Stockholm Univ.)
C. Mudry (Paul Scherrer Institut)
H. Iwasawa (Hiroshima Univ.)
T. Yoshida (Univ. Tsukuba)
T. Mizoguchi (Univ. Tsukuba)
S. Huber (ETH, Zurich)
T. Ozawa (RIKEN)
K. Totsuka (Kyoto Univ.)
M. Ezawa (Univ. Tokyo)
S. Kimura (Osaka Univ.)
N. Okuma (Kyoto Univ.)
J. McIver (Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter)
Y. Kuno (Kyoto Univ.)
M. Lein (AIMR, Tohoku Univ.)
N. Takei (Kyoto Univ.)
(as of Nov. 28, 2018)
For registration, please send following information to the email address below. We ask to register even if you do not plan to make a presentation.

Participation to the workshop is free.

Subject: registration Bulk-Edge Correspondence 2018X (BEC2018X)

First , Family Name:
Presentation : Yes/No,
Prefer: Oral/Poster
Need support: Yes/No
Short abstract:

Abolhassan Vaezi
Akihiro Tanaka
Akio Kimura
Akira Yoshida
Andrew Harter
Boyuan Zhang
Christopher Mudry
Emil Bergholtz
Eric Meier
Haruka Kurihara
Hideaki Iwasawa
Hideaki Maebashi
Hideaki Taniyama
Hideo Aoki
Hiroaki Ishizuka
Hiroki Kondo
Hiromasa Wakao
Hiromu Araki
Hong Huang
Ikuma Tateishi
James McIver
Kazuhiro Kimura
Kazuhiro Wada
Keisuke Totsuka
Keita Sakuma
Ken-ichi Hino
Kenichiro Imura
Kenta Takata
Kiichi Yokoyama
Kohei Kawabata
Koji Kudo
Kota Ishii
Mao Hirasaka
Masaaki Nakamura
Masao Arai
Masaya Notomi
Max Lein
Mikio Furuta
Motohiko Ezawa
Munisa Nurmamat
Naomichi Hatano
Nobuhide Takei
Nobuya Maeshima
Nobuyuki Okuma
Peng Zhang
Rimako Ohtaki
Satomi Ito
Satoru Shimizu
Satoshi Iwamoto
Sebastian Huber
Seiji Oka
Senri Suzuki
Sharareh Sayyad
Shin Hayashi
Shota Fubasami
Shotaro Kusaka
Shuhei Fujisawa
Shun Nishizawa
Sin-ichi Kimura
Takahiro Fukui
Takahiro Mizusaki
Takayoshi Kobayashi
Takuma Isobe
Takuto Yamaguchi
Tomoki Hirosawa
Tomoki Ozawa
Tomoki Yoshikawa
Tomonari Mizoguchi
Toru Hirahara
Toru Kawarabayashi
Toshio Takahashi
Tsuneya Yoshida
Wenbo Lin
Xiaoxaio Wang
Yasuhiro Hatsugai
Yong Baek Kim
Yong-Cheng Jiang
Yoshihiro Fukumoto
Yoshiro Takahashi
Yoshito Kuno
Yukinori Yoshimura
Yuria Ohtaki
Yusuke Sato
Zhaoyin Sun

As of Dec.14 (2018)

This workshop is supported by KAKENHI from Japan society for the promotion of science (JSPS): “Variety and universality of bulk-edge correspondence in topological phases: From solid state physics to transdisciplinary concepts”, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) Project No.17H06138.

Also supported by
Tsukuba Research Center for Energy Materials Science (TREMS)