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FORUM SITE: Lecture Theatre P4, LG1/F, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building,
The University of Hong Kong
POSTER ROOM: Rm. 522, 5/F Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building,
The University of Hong Kong
DATE: 22 - 24 June, 2009
LUNCHES: Joseph's at Graduate House
Address: Level P3, Graduate House, HKU
BANQUET: Kamboat Chinese Cuisine
DATE: 23 June 2009 (Tuesday)
Address: Shop 201, The Belcher's, 89 Pokfulam Road (Pok Fu Lam)




We are organizing an international workshop on "Novel topological states in condensed matter physics" in Hong Kong, June 22-24, 2009. The workshop will focus on the theoretical and experimental works in the field of quantum spin Hall effect, topological insulators, topological superconductors and the non-abelian states in the fractional quantum Hall effect. Historically, some of these topics have been developed independently, but a great convergence has emerged in the recent years. The workshop aims to bring together experts from these fields to discuss the unifying themes behind different concepts. A number of new materials featured topological phenomena have been proposed and discovered in recent years. The workshop will focus on new experiments to probe their topological properties.

At this meeting we will celebrate the 65th birthday of our distinguished colleague Professor Yong-Shi Wu.

You are welcome to apply for the participation of the Forum by completing the registration, and you may contact with the workshop secretary, Ms. Anna Wong at for further information.

Organizing Committee
  1. Shun-Qing Shen (University of Hong Kong)

  2. Paul Wiegmann (University of Chicago)

  3. Yong-Shi Wu (University of Utah, Salt Lake City)

  4. Fu-Chun Zhang (University of Hong Kong)

  5. Shou-Cheng Zhang (Stanford University)

Invited Speakers
  1. Alexander Abanov (Stony Brook, USA)

  2. Yoichi Ando (Osaka University, Japan)

  3. Yshai Avishai (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)

  4. Carlo Beenakker (Leiden Univ., Netherlands)

  5. Ruirui Du (Rice Univ., USA)

  6. Zhong Fang (IOP, Beijing)

  7. Guang-Yu Guo (Taiwan University)

  8. Zahid Hasan (Princeton Univ., USA)

  9. Charles Kane (Univ. Penn., USA)

  10. Woowon Kang (Chicago, USA)

  11. Kam Tuen Lau (HKUST / MIT)

  12. Andreas Ludwig (UC Santa Babara)

  13. Laurens Molenkamp (Wuerzburg, Germany)

  14. Joel Moore (UC Berkeley, USA)

  15. Shuichi Murakami (Tokyo Inst. Tech, Japan)

  16. Naoto Nagaosa (University of Tokyo, Japan)

  17. Qian Niu (Univ. Texas at Austin, USA)

  18. Masaki Oshikawa (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)

  19. Shun-Qing Shen (Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

  20. Jing Shi (UC Riverside, USA)

  21. Hidenori Takagi (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)

  22. Xin Wan (Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Korea)

  23. Zhenghan Wang (Microsoft, USA)

  24. Yong-Shi Wu (Univ. of Utah)

  25. Paul Wiegmann (Univ. of Chicago)

  26. Xin-Cheng Xie (Oklahoma State University, USA/Institute of Physics, Beijing)

  27. Qi-kun Xue (Tsinghua University)

  28. Shoucheng Zhang (Stanford University)

  29. Jian Zi (Fudan University)