For your final project, I ask you to pick a topic related to the course material, but not adequately covered in class. You should identify one or a few references that you will read and base your report on. Please provide a first indication of your project, with a list of references, on the Homework #8 assignment due on April 13.

Your finished project should consist of two parts:

- This does not contain everything you learned, or that you plan to talk about; it is more like an advertisement for your oral presentation.
- It should be visually appealing, with a couple of figures or sketches.
- I suggest to roughly follow the format in the following example: The zip-file contains LaTeX source that you can use as a template for your abstract. I encourage LaTeX, but if you use MSword, please try to emulate the sample format.

- I plan for each presentation to be 15 minutes with 10 minutes questions.
- Prepare a set of powerpoint (or keynote, pdf, ...) slides, and be prepared to share your screen for the presentation.
- The tentative dates for the presentations are Monday May 4 and Wednesday May 6, starting at 1:40pm.

You may want to start by looking at the list of suggestions that I made the last time I taught a version of this course in 2016, which comes with suggested references:

Other and newer topics might include

- Crystalline topological insulators
- Mirror Chern insulators
- Axion insulators
- Symmetry indicators
- Band representation theory ("topological quantum chemistry")

- Spin Chern number
- Higher-order topological insulators
- Weyl semimetals
- Inversion-broken vs. TR-broken Weyl semimetals
- Fermi arc surface states and magnetic orbits in thin films
- Chiral anomaly and/or chiral magnetic effect
- Type-II Weyl points

- Topological superconductors
- Periodic table of topological insulators (Altland-Zirnbauer classification)