Frontiers of Electronic Structure Theory:
Focus on Topology and Transport

Symposium at the DPG Spring Meeting: Regensburg, Germany, March 7 – 11, 2016





Topology plays an increasingly important role for a huge variety of natural phenomena in physics. Recent progress in understanding topology is based on the insight of Berry pertaining to adiabatic evolution of quantum systems and has led to the need for a new property of a Bloch state, the Berry curvature. The symposium will present a cross section of modern phenomena based on topological properties, like topological insulators and the whole zoo of topological transport coefficients: the trio of Hall, and quantum Hall effects, all in their conventional, anomalous, and spin flavor. The symposium reports on the response to this challenge by the ab initio community during the past decade.

Please note that while the invited lectures will have a focus on topology and transport, the symposium will cover the general field of computational materials and electronic structure theory.