Workshop on Topological Magnets"

Workshop on
"Topological Magnets"

May 25-27, 2015
Saitama, Japan


Topology is now considered to be an important guiding principle in condensed matter physics. Topological insulator is its representative example, and the even more rich physics is expected when topology is combined with the strong electron correlation.

Magnetism is the most typical phenomenon driven by the correlation. Actually the topological spin textures such as domain wall, vortex, skyrmion, and even monopole are now being intensively studied experimentally and theoretically. On the other hand, the topological objects such as monopole and skyrmion in momentum space are often relevant to the electronic states of magnets.

In this workshop, we will discuss the vital role of topology in magnets with the concrete topics including:

This is the joint activity of

  1. JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 24224009, Scientific Research (S) "Emergent Electromagnetism in Magnets" (Leader: Naoto Nagaosa, RIKEN and University of Tokyo) funded for 5 years (2012-2016) by MEXT, Japan
  2. RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS)