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Physics Colloquium: "Melting a Quantum Computer"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topic
physics
Sponsor
Physics Department
Location
141 Loomis
Date
Sep 3, 2014   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Taylor Hughes, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Cost
None
Originating Calendar
Physics - Colloquium

After an elementary introduction to some unique properties of topological phases of matter, I will discuss the possibility of realizing bound topological qubits on semiclassical defects in topological phases coexisting with a conventional ordered phase. These defects take the form of vortices, dislocations, or disclinations, and there is a rich interplay between topology and symmetry which will be outlined.

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