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2D physical systems with degenerate grounds states and excited particle states obeying exotic statistics ('anyons') provide a surprisingly effective and aesthetically appealing arena for performing quantum
computation.  Topological quantum computation is a rapidly expanding research area focused on the physical realisation  of a quantum computer that is intrinsically fault-tolerant and decoherence free.  The theoretical background needed for dealing with 'topological' systems and materials will be presented in an pedagogical way.
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