2018-2019 season


Website of the Lyon collaboration on Topology in Matter.

We are happy to announce we will be holding a number of symposia on the broad topic of topology in matter.

These meetings will aim to bring together the large community of physicists and mathematicians interested in various forms of topological aspects of physical systems. We are confident these exciting meetings will help foster collaborations.

Talks will be experimental and theoretical.

Registration for the meetings is free, but we do ask that you fill in a short registration form here.

ENS Lyon - site Monod
46, allée d'Italie
69007 Lyon
Université Lyon I - campus de La Doua
69100 Villeurbanne


Topological Band Theory

Dec. 21st, 2018
  • Andrei Bernevig (MPI Halle)
  • Adrian Po (MIT) - slides
  • Titus Neupert (Zurich) - slides

Topological Mechanics and Fluids

Apr. 30th, 2019
  • 10:00: café
  • 10:15-11:15: Yasuhiro Hatsugai (Tsukuba U.) Variety of bulk-edge correspondence: From quantum to classical - slides
  • 11:15: break
  • 11:30-12:30: Romain Fleury (EPFL) From Non-reciprocal Acoustic Meta-Atoms to Chern Acoustic Topological Insulators
  • 12:30: lunch
  • 14:00-15:00: Emil Prodan (Yeshiva U.) Topological Braiding of Majorana-like Modes in Classical Meta-Materials
  • 15:00: break
  • 15:15-16:15: Camelia Prodan (NJIT) Topological Dynamics from life science to metamaterials

Topological Synthetic Phases with Photons

May 17th, 2019
Salle Fokko du Cloux
  • 10:00: café
  • 10:15-11:15: Mohammad Hafezi (U. Maryland) From electrons to photons, and back to electrons - slides
  • 11:15: break
  • 11:30-12:30: Ruichao (Alex) Ma (U. Chicago) Exploring Synthetic Quantum Materials in Superconducting Circuits
  • 12:30: lunch
  • 14:00-15:00: Mikael Rechtsman (Penn State) Topological slow light and Weyl exceptional rings


Denis Bartolo ENS Lyon

David Carpentier ENS Lyon

Pierre Delplace ENS Lyon

Benjamin Huard ENS Lyon


Lyon neige


Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Campus de la Doua (69100 Villeurbanne) Events:

For both locations, get off at the "Université Lyon 1" Tramway T1 or T4 stop.

  • Salle (room) Fontannes: Bâtiment (building) Charles Darwin D -- ground floor, take a left after entering the building:

  • Salle (room) Fokko du Cloux: Bâtiment (building) Braconnier:
    Fokko du Cloux