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International Workshop on Topological Structures in Ferroic Materials (TOPO 2019)

Prague–Průhonice, Czech Republic
June 16–20, 2019

History of the conference

The International Workshop on Topological Structures in Ferroic Materials has been established as an ad hoc meeting held in 2015 at the University of New South Wales in Sydney as a reaction of the ferroelectric community to the rising attention towards topological defects like magnetic vortices, Bloch walls, Skyrmions or Merons and to the rising interest in various topological concepts such as winding numbers or homotopy groups. Cross-disciplinary dimension of the workshop with a significant attendance by experts outside of the ferroelectric community turned out to be extremely stimulating and resulted in subsequent fruitful meetings in Dresden (2016), Leeds (2017) and Natal (2018). The fifth TOPO meeting in Prague 2019 was aiming to continue in the same mission - we tried to bring together the forefront science experts as well as young scientists interested in topological aspects of magnetic, superconducting, ferroelectric as well as liquid crystal matter, and mutually benefit from the beauty of the existing unifying scientific perspective.