Topological Insulators, 2015/16

Lecture for MSc and PhD students at ELTE and BME, 2015 Fall

Course ad, in Hungarian, as a pdf.


János Asbóth, Wigner Research Center for Physics
László Oroszlány, Eötvös University
András Pályi, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Lecture notes

Introduction, slides

A Short Course on Topological Insulators: Band-structure topology and edge states in one and two dimensions (Springer, Lecture Notes in Physics, 919 (2016),
A list of errors in the print edition.
A regularly updated version in pdf here.

Problem sets used in class:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

iPython notebooks

There are ipython notebooks that accompany the class. We collect them here. We encourage you to experiment with the notebooks, using the interactive plots (sliders) as well as to modify them according to your needs. For this, you need to download the whole directory using the "Download ZIP" button to the right, unzip it on your computer. You can then upload the individual notebooks to Jupyter (using the Upload button in the upper right corner). Alternatively, you can run the notebooks on your own computer, if you have already installed Jupyter.


Location: ELTE Northern Block (1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A),
room 4.52 (4th floor, Sas Elemér terem)
Time: Thursdays, 12:15-13:45
First lecture: September 24, 2015
Course language: English