Quantum topology seminar

Event Date: 

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Event Location: 

  • 6635 South Hall
Speaker: Stephen Bigelow
Title: Quantum computing with Fibonacci anyons
Abstract: The Fibonacci planar algebra is a fairly simple diagrammatic algebra, like Temperley-Lieb but with trivalent vertices. Fibonacci anyons are quasiparticles that could be used to physically perform computations in the Fibonacci planar algebra. I will explain how to use them to construct quantum gates, which would form the basic components of a quantum computer.