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I discuss how systems with non-abelian anyons can be used to build a topological quantum computer. Operations are performed by braiding the anyons; because the outcome of braiding is a purely topological property, such quantum computers should be robust against local errors. I will give several examples of how such anyons arise in fractional quantum Hall systems and in quantum loop models. |

Joint ICTP/SISSA Statistical Physics seminar: "Topological quantum computation from non-abelian anyons"