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Topological Photonics Workshop 2022 (TopoPhoto2022)

Topological Photonics Workshop 2022 (TopoPhoto2022)

01.Jun - 03. Jun, 2022 Cod. Z03-22


During the past decades, the state of the art in the field of Materials Science has been profoundly leaded by the discovery of topological insulators and the subsequent understanding of topological materials.

Topological insulators are very special materials which behave as insulators in their interior, but that can support conducting states on their surface. These “surface states” are symmetry protected, meaning that, defects in the material cannot destroy them easily. On top of that, these topological edge states are generally protected against backscattering. This last feature implies that if energy (or information) is flowing in one particular direction through the surface of a topological insulator, it will continue flowing in that particular path even if it finds obstacles on its way. The study of the exotic properties of these novel materials is an incredibly interesting area of research in basic science and could facilitate fantastic engineering applications.

Topological states of matter were first discovered in the field of solid-state physics but recent contributions are proving their existence in diverse physical platforms. To mention a few, topological surface states have been recently identified in the fields of optics, acoustics and in excitonic and polaritonic materials.


Aitzol Garcia-Etxarri, DIPC, Donostia

Paloma Arroyo Huidobro, Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes, Lisbon, Portugal

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This workshop is aimed at gathering a critical mass of people working in the vibrant area of Topological Photonics as well as topology in other wave phenomena.

It will provide researchers in Topological photonics with a platform to learn and share the most recent advances in the field.

Activity directed to

  • University student
  • Professionals


  • Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC)


Aitzol Garcia Etxarri



Andrea Alu

CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

Alberto Amo

CNRS - University of Lille

Kostiantyn Bliokh


Pedro David García

CSIC, Tenured Researcher

Shanhui Fan

Maia García Vergniory

Donostia International Physics Center

Vincenzo Giannini


Alejandro Gonzalez-Tudela

Instituto de Fisica Fundamental-CSIC

Mohammad Hafezi

Joint Quantum Institute, Maryland

Sebastian Huber

ETH Zurich

Alexander Khanikaev

The City College of New York – USA

Beatriz Olmos Sanchez

University of Tübingen

Ewold Verhagen


Mario Silveirinha

University of Lisbon

Registration fees

350,00 EUR


Donostia International Physics Center

Paseo Manuel Lardizabal, 4, 20018 Donostia/San Sebastián



Donostia International Physics Center

Paseo Manuel Lardizabal, 4, 20018 Donostia/San Sebastián