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Colloquium: Melting a quantum computer

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Taylor Hughes, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
05 October 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
117 Osmond Laboratory
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Chaoxing Liu
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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.