Welcome to the Top-level Research Area TopDyn – Dynamics and Topology



Topology and Dynamics unite key fields of research that have recently spurred intense scientific interest but also cover the key functionalities of devices that require stable properties combined with ultra-fast and/or low power operation. The concept of topology plays an important role in nature and has implications in many fields of science as diverse as cosmology, particle physics, quantum manybody systems, superfluidity, liquid crystals, and metallurgy. The topology of a system is described by a topological charge, which emerges from the winding of an order parameter that lives in a space characterizing the eigenstates of the system. Topological properties of states of diverse nature now underpin such branches of applied science as topological electronics, skyrmion-based spintronics or quantum computing.

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