IUSL/Optica Physics Colloquium: David Silverstein, "From Majorana Particles to Topological Quantum Computers. Bringing Together Theory and Experiment"

Mon, Jan 17, 2022 - 11:20 AM — Mon, Jan 17, 2022 - 12:30 PM
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Title: From Majorana Particles to Topological Quantum Computers- Bringing Together Theory and Experiment

Presenter: David Silverstein, Graduate Student working at Biolingual, LLC.


Photons possess key properties for information transmission and communication that are essential operations for quantum computers.  Photons are able to possess Majorana bound states, and Majorana photons are entangled quasiparticles from a topological basis analog to anyons, which are fundamental building blocks employed for topological quantum computers.  Therefore it seems natural for photons possessing Majorana bound states to be utilized for topological quantum computers.  Here I'll be discussing the physics and mathematics of particle statistics and topology surrounding topological quantum computers, Majorana particles, and anyons.  By studying the relation between the three, one is able to further bring together theory and experiment.  


Monday, January 17th, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.

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