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The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI) was established in 1987 as part of the University of Minnesota's School of Physics and Astronomy with the goal of conducting research in theoretical physics at a world-class level.

The most important function of FTPI is to produce significant, exciting, and sound theoretical physics that will have an impact on physics as a whole. To this end the Institute provides a meeting place for theorists from around the globe to exchange and develop ideas.

FTPI sponsors short-term workshops and longer programs, as well as hosting visiting scholars for long-term stays. Through these and other outreach programs, the Institute serves to advance theoretical physics and to further develop its links to other science and engineering research disciplines, industrial research initiatives, and other academic sectors.

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Evidence for the chiral anomaly in a Dirac Semi-metal

Ong, N. P. (2015-05)
After an introduction to Weyl metals and the chiral anomaly, I will discuss recent transport results showing evidence for the chiral anomaly in the Dirac semimetal Na3Bi. At low temperature, we detect a large conductivity ...

Progress in the materials science of hybrid nanowires for topological devices

Nygard, Jesper (2015-05)
Semiconductor nanowires are a backbone in proposals for topological quantum computing based on manipulation of Majorana quasiparticles. Experimentally, various techniques exist for synthesis of semiconductor nanowires for ...

Majoranamodes in Atomic Chains on the Surface of a Superconductor

Nadj-Perge, Stevan (2015-05)
Majorana bound states are zero-energy excitations predicted to localize at the edge of a topological superconductor, a state of matter that can form when a ferromagnetic system is placed in proximity to a conventional ...

Symmetry Protected Topological Semimetals

Kane, Charles (2015-05)

Effective field theory of the disordered Weyl semimetal

Altland, Alexander (2015-05)
In disordered Weyl semimetals, mechanisms of topological origin lead to the protection against Anderson localization, and at the same time to different types of transverse electromagnetic response -- the anomalous Hall, ...

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