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Topological Phases, Anyons, and Quantum Computation

A short lecture series by Alexei Kitaev

Abstract: I will describe a few exactly solvable models that give rise to topological phases. The universality class of a two-dimensional topological phase is characterized by a set of braiding and fusion rules and a "chiral central charge". The connection to quantum computation will also be discussed.

Lecture notes from a similar lecture series delivered in Les Houches: lecture 1; lecture 2; lecture 3.

Lecture times/location:

Friday, Oct 6
12.30-2.00 pm, Henn 318

Wednesday, Oct 11
12.30-2.00 pm, Henn 318

Friday, Oct 13
12.30-2.00 pm, PIMS, W. Mall Annex Rm 110


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