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Global (topological) properties and lattice symmetries are essential to recognize and classify states of matter known as topological phases. They entail exotic electronic behavior that have driven broad searches of novel materials that can host them. Topology plays a fundamental role in the classification of phases of matter. The different approaches to this problem, each emphasizing different aspects of topology, have led to a diverse variety of topological sates of matter, all displaying exotic electronic behavior rooted in their topological nature.

The main goal of the Topological Matter School 2019 (August 19-23 2019 Donostia – San Sebastián)  is to cover material from different approaches to topological matter, showing their relations and differences, in particular in the presence of strong interactions. The school will feature lectures on topological classification, topological insulators, superconductors, and semimetals, the Integer and Fractional Quantum Hall states, anyons and topological order. Over one week, the school will provide extended lectures on these exciting topics by leading experts in both experiment and theory.

While the school is primarily aimed at instructing master and graduate students and young postdoctoral researchers, more senior scientists who want to acquaint themselves with the subject of the school are also welcome.

This is the list of lecturers for the 2019 edition:


Conference venue

This School is organized within the summer program of the University of Basque Country “Cursos de verano”. The event is sponsored by the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC). The conference venue is in Palacio de Miramar, in Donostia-San Sebastián.

The Miramar Palace is located on the La Concha Bay in the city of San Sebastian.

Paseo de Miraconcha, 48
Donostia-San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa
Tfno. 943 21 90 22

Conference dinner will be held at Sidreria Iparragirre. To get there we will take a bus at 19:30 in Olarain.


Registration deadline: April 5th 2019

Registration fee: 350,- € (includes 5 lunches, twice daily coffee breaks at the conference venue, and an event dinner)

We are organizing also a satellite course on Machine Learning in Condensed Matter Physics (26 to 28 August 2019). This 3 days after-school will cover the role and application of machine learning in condensed matter physics. Confirmed invited lecturers are:

  • Zohar Ringel (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Israel)
  • Lei Wang (Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences – China)
  • Roger Melko (University of Waterloo – Canada)
  • Eun-Ah Kim (Cornell University – USA)

The costs for attending the extra event is of 200,- € (including coffee breaks)

The satellite will take at the Donostia International Physics Center,

Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 4
20018 Donostia-San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa

Please visit the Machine Learning in Condensed Matter Physics website for further information about the program and lectures.

If you have any question contact us at tms(at)dipc.org