Notices of the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians

Volume 3 (2015)

Number 1

Topological Insulators and Superconductors and Mathematical Science

Pages: 11 – 14



Shou-Cheng Zhang (Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, U.S.A.)


Topological insulator and superconductor are novel states of quantum matter whose low energy properties are described by topological field theory (TFT). Recently, TFT has directly led to the theoretical prediction of topological materials. In this contribution, I shall briefly review these recent developments and show that beautiful math inspires great discoveries in material science.

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Published 22 July 2015