Status  Confirmed 
Seminar Series  SEMLPTHE 
Subjects  condmat.statmech,hepth,mathph 
Date  Friday 22 February 2019 
Time  11:00 
Institute  LPTHE 
Seminar Room  Bibliothèque 
Speaker's Last Name  Tauber 
Speaker's First Name  Clement 
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Speaker's Institution  ETH Zurich 
Title  Bulkedge correspondence in Floquet topological systems 
Abstract  Floquet topological insulators describe independent electrons on a lattice driven out of equilibrium by a timeperiodic Hamiltonian, beyond the usual adiabatic approximation. In dimension two such systems are characterized by integervalued topological indices associated to the unitary propagator, alternatively in the bulk or at the edge of a sample. In this talk I will give new definitions of the two indices, relying neither on translation invariance nor on averaging, and show that they are equal. In particular disorder and defects are intrinsically taken into account, even in the mobility gap regime. Finally indices can be defined when two driven sample are placed next to one another either in space or in time, and then shown to be equal. The edge index is interpreted as a quantized pumping occurring at the interface with an effective vacuum, and can also be estimated numerically. 
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