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# Online course on topology in condensed matter
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This is a open online course on topology in condensed matter.
Initially developed for the [edX platform](https://www.edx.org/course/topology-in-condensed-matter-tying-quantum-knots) in 2015, its development continues here.
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After following this course you will:
- Discover how topological concepts manifest in condensed matter systems
- Get an overview of different research directions and important developments
- Learn to combine the relevant math with simulations and physical arguments to improve your understanding
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Go right to the [introduction](w0_background/intro) for in-depth information about the course.
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## Authors
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The course was developed by
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* Anton Akhmerov (TU Delft)
* Jay Sau (University of Maryland)
* Bernard van Heck (Leiden University)
* Sebastian Rubbert (TU Delft)
* Rafał Skolasiński (TU Delft)
* Bas Nijholt (TU Delft)
* Irfan Muhammad (TU Delft)
* Tómas Örn Rosdahl (TU Delft)
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The introductory videos to each topic were contributed by multiple experts from the community.
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## Acknowledgements
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When working on the course, we greatly benefitted from support of

* [Delft University of Technology](http://tudelft.nl) and its Extension School
* [QuTech](http://qutech.nl)
* [Casimir Research School](http://casimir.researchschool.nl) and the [NanoFront](http://casimir.researchschool.nl/nanofront) program
* [University of Maryland](http://umd.edu) and its Physics Department
* [Joint Quantum Institute](http://jqi.umd.edu)

We thank [M. Wimmer](http://michaelwimmer.org/) and [C. Groth](http://inac.cea.fr/Pisp/christoph.groth/) for letting us use their code in some of the course materials.

For the support with implementing the technical aspects of the course we thank

* The [Jupyter project](https://jupyter.org) and its developer team, especially Min Ragan-Kelley.
* [SageMathCloud](https://cloud.sagemath.org) and its creator W. Stein.
* The [Holoviews](https://holoviews.org) team: Jean-Luc Stevens and Philipp Rudiger.
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* The [Executable books](https://executablebooks.org/) project, powering the current website.
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Finally, we thank all the external speakers for contributing the videos for the course.

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## License
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Unless otherwise specified the **Course Materials** of TU
Delft TOPOCMx are Copyright [Delft University of Technology](http://www.tudelft.nl/en/) and are licensed under
a [Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0
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The **source code** can also be used under conditions of the 3-clause BSD licence:

 Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

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