SPACS Colloquium: “Topological Quantum Computation”

May 2, 2013, 3pm Art and Design Building, Room 2003

Paul Fendley
University of Virginia

Abstract: The quest to build a computer taking advantage of the laws of quantum mechanics has occupied many physicists in recent years. One central obstacle is that such systems are extremely prone to errors. I will describe how certain many-body systems exhibit striking behavior, interesting in its own right, that may prove useful in overcoming such errors.