Joint ICTP/SISSA Statistical Physics seminar: "Computing with anyons"
Starts 5 Mar 2013 11:30
Ends 5 Mar 2013 20:00
Central European Time
Leonardo da Vinci Building Luigi Stasi Seminar Room
Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
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.