(viii) Emergent Supersymmetry (with Tarun Grover and Donna Sheng): arXiv:1301.7449
We show that space-time supersymmetry emerges naturally in topological superconductors that are well understood condensed matter systems. Specifically, we argue that the quantum phase transitions
at the boundary of topological superconductors in both two and three dimensions display super-
symmetry when probed at long distances and times.
Supersymmetry entails several experimental
consequences for these systems, such as, exact relations between quantities measured in disparate
experiments, and in some cases, exact knowledge of the universal critical exponents. The topological
surface states themselves may be interpreted as `Goldstino modes' arising from spontaneously broken supersymmetry,
indicating a deep relation between topological phases and SUSY.
We discuss prospects for experimental realizations in films of superfluid He3-B.
Emergentspace-time Supersymmetry at the Boundary of Topological Phases
(vii) Many Body Localization and topological phases (with Yasaman Bahri, Vosk, Altman) arXiv:1307.4092
Here, we extended the concept of a topological state of matter, usually sharply defined only in the quantum ground state, to highly excited states of a correlated quantum system, which is in a many-body localized phase. Specifically we considered a 1 dimensional system which realizes a symmetry protected topological phase. We demonstrate that in this case the bulk topology can give rise to a protected q-bit at the edge, surprisingly, even when the system is very 'hot' and strongly coupled to the degrees of freedom making up the q-bit.
Our work goes beyond parallel works establishing the existence of such phases, by demonstrating a quantum coherent spin-echo response, without the need to cool into the ground state of the system. Normally, achieving quantum coherence requires cooling to extremely low temperatures, which is a major obstruction toward practical realizations. The conceptual advance we make is to show that a class of systems exist where no cooling is needed to
attain quantum coherent responses. This result is enabled by a combination of topology and strong disorder, which preserve the topological structure, not only in the ground states, but in all of the exponentially many states of the spectrum. Here, the topological phase paradoxically appears to gain stability from disorder.
(iv) Weyl Semimetals (S. Parameswaran, Phillip Dumitrescu, Drew Potter): (under construction)
(iii) Skyrmion Crystals in Metallic Helimagnets (B. Binz, Haruki Watanabe, S. Parameswaran):Under pressure, MnSi a metal with a tendency to form helical magnetic structures, undergoes a transition into an unusual phase that shows "partial order" and non-Fermi liquid electrical transport. We have developed a theory of helical magnetic crystals - a coherent multi-spiral state (depicted in the figure), that agrees well with existing data on the magnetic structure. Moreover, it makes several predictions for unusual electrical transport arising from the presence of non-trivial magnetic structures .
(ii) Magnetic Frustration from Geometry and Spin-Orbit Coupling (Itamar Kimchi) :Many magnetic systems display "frustration", competing interactions that lead to multiple ground states at the classical level. The system is then poised to realize a variety of phases, including, it is believed, exotic spin liquid states that possess an unusual "topological order" arising from the expulsion of certain topological defect configurations. The different flavors of spin liquid states were studied in , for the triangular and Kagome magnets. Symmetries are realized in a subtle way for these states, which severely constrains them. Finding all possible phases consistent with these constraints led us to new spin-liquid states (see figure) with enhanced stability.
Thermal and quantum fluctuations, which are generally associated with their disordering effects, can paradoxically select ordered states in frustrated magnets ("order by disorder"). These have been studied in the context of two spin 1/2 frustrated magnets on a distorted kagome (volborthite ) lattice and on the hyper-kagome lattice  (NaIrO), a new three dimensional frustrated lattice.
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(vi) Topological Phases with Strong Interactions (Xie Chen, Yuan Ming Lu, Lukasz Fidkowski):
Previous work in topological insulators and superconductors has been largely based on free fermions with topological `band' structures. We have focused on qualitatively new phenomena that arise with strong interactions, where no concept of a band structure is present. For example, we have discussed:
- New topological phases with protected edge modes that only appear in the presence of interactions. For example, bosons can form phases analogous to topological insulators in 2 and 3 dimensions, but these necessarily require interactions. 
- Previously, conventional wisdom held that 3D Topological Insulators and superconductors must be associated with gapless, metallic surface states if the symmetries are preserved. We found , while studying the simpler bosonic topological phases, that the 2D surface can in fact acquire a gap while remaining fully symmetric if it develops topological order, a possibility that was previously overlooked. Here, by topological order we mean a state that contains anionic excitations with fractional statistics, like in a fractional Quantum Hall state. These fractional excitations however realize the symmetries in a way that is impossible in a purely 2D system. The surface topological order for a specific bosonic topological phase was demonstrated in an exactly soluble model , and surface topological orders for the well known fermionic topological insulators and superconductors were constructed  . Interestingly, in some cases these are forced to be non-Abelian topological orders, that is, if one is guaranteed that the surface of a topological insulator is symmetric but gapped, then one must have realized a non-Abeilan topological state.
- Free fermion classification of topological phases can be modified on including interaction effects. Thus far only a few examples were known in 1D and 2D, where perturbative arguments based on weak interactions sufficed. Sometimes two phases that appear distinct at the free fermion level may be connected smoothly in the presence of strong interactions. We have very few theoretical tools to study such a problem, particularly in 3D. However, the surface topological order provides such a non-perturbative definition of a topological phase. Using this handle we were able to show that the integer classification of topological superconductors in 3D (class DIII, with time reversal symmetry) is actually reduced to a Z_16 classification.
 Theory and classification of interacting integer topological phases in two dimensions: A Chern-Simons approach. Yuan-Ming Lu and Ashvin Vishwanath. Phys. Rev. B 86, 125119 (2012)
 Physics of Three-Dimensional Bosonic Topological Insulators: Surface-Deconfined Criticality and Quantized Magnetoelectric Effect
Ashvin Vishwanath and T. Senthil, Phys. Rev. X 3, 011016 (2013).
 Exactly Soluble Model of a 3D Symmetry Protected Topological Phase of Bosons with Surface Topological Order,
F. J. Burnell, Xie Chen, Lukasz Fidkowski, Ashvin Vishwanath. arXiv:1302.7072
 Non-Abelian Topological Order on the Surface of a 3D Topological Superconductor from an Exactly Solved Model.
Lukasz Fidkowski, Xie Chen, and Ashvin Vishwanath, Phys. Rev. X 3, 041016 (2013).
 Symmetry Enforced Non-Abelian Topological Order at the Surface of a Topological Insulator,
Xie Chen, Lukasz Fidkowski, Ashvin Vishwanath. arXiv:1306.3250.
(v) Entanglement and the Quantum Phases of Matter: (under construction)
(i) Unconventional Quantum Criticality: In  we studied the physics of 2D quantum magnets when certain space-time defects (hedgehog defects - see figure) are absent. This lack of "topological disorder" completely changes the physics of the model, in particular, even when the spins are fluctuating, the system possesses a hidden order that manifests itself in the form of an emergent photon excitation (light!) and excitations with fractional quantum numbers. Also, continuous phase transitions in these models turn out to be very different in character; and in one situation even turns out to be self-dual. Interestingly, these deconfined critical points may actually occur quite naturally in certain quantum magnets  where quantum interference effects help to a suppress hedgehog defects. Moreover, they can control `Landau Forbidden' continuous transition - that is, transitions between two states of different symmetry that according to Landau's theory of phase transitions (and common sense) would be continuous without special fine tuning.
We are currently engaged in searching for microscopic models where such phenomena arise, and looking to generalize these results to three dimensions.
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