# A Passage to Topological Matter: Colloquium

@article{Park2018APT, title={A Passage to Topological Matter: Colloquium}, author={Kwon Park}, journal={Journal of the Korean Physical Society}, year={2018}, volume={73}, pages={817-832} }

Topological matter has become one of the most important subjects in contemporary condensed matter physics. Here, I would like to provide a pedagogical review explaining some of the main ideas, which were pivotal in establishing topological matter as such an important subject. Specifically, I explain how the integer quantum Hall state played the role as a prototype for topological matter, eventually leading to the concept of topological insulator. The topological nature of the integer quantum…

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