Course data
Course name: Topological Insulators 2
Neptun ID: BMETE11MF35
Responsible teacher: András Pályi
Programme: Courses for Physicist MSc students
Course data sheet: BMETE11MF35
Requirements, Informations

2020 Spring semester

  • Lecturers:
    János Asbóth (associate professor, BME Dept. of Theoretical Physics)
    László Oroszlány (assistant professor, ELTE Dept. of Physics of Complex Systems)
    Andras Palyi (associate professor, BME Dept. of Theoretical Physics, email: palyi at mail dot bme dot hu)
  • Course code: BMETE11MF35
  • Time: Wednesday 14:15-15:45
  • Location: F3M01 (seminar room of the Dept. of Theoretical Physics)
  • Language: English
  • First meeting: Feb 12, 2020, 14:15




To get a grade for this course, you could (i) take an oral exam (most probably online), or you could complete a term assignment, either (i) a project, or (ii) a literature review. Please see this description (pdf) for more details.



  1. Feb 12: The Bogoliubov-de Gennes Hamiltonian for Superconductors. Lecture notes in pdf.
  2. Feb 19: Kitaev chain as a topological insulator. Lecture notes in pdf.
  3. Feb 26: Simple quantum information protocols with the Kitaev double dot. Lecture notes in pdf.
  4. Mar 4: Majorana zero modes and robust ground-state degeneracy of the Kitaev chain. Lecture notes in pdf.
  5. ... materials for the later lectures are in the Teams group. A zipped version is here: zip.