I am an undergrad interested in Condensed Matter Theory. Particularly topological phases and systems exhibiting topological order. A potential research advisor doing a lot of work in Symmetry Protected Topological Phases pointed me to a review paper by Senthil (http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.4015) but I have found that despite having taken some of the CMT grad courses at my institution (many-body quantum field theory, cond-mat topics) there are quite a few tools I still lack practice in. Chern-Simons Theory being a prime example. Anyone know some good review papers or perhaps a good path through the literature for someone interested in doing this kind of work?

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