Local unitary representations of the braid group and their applications to quantum computing Academic Article uri icon


  • We provide an elementary introduction to topological quantum computation based on the Jones representation of the braid group. We first cover the Burau representation and Alexander polynomial. Then we discuss the Jones representation and Jones polynomial and their application to anyonic quantum computation. Finally we outline the approximation of the Jones polynomial by a quantum computer and explicit localizations of braid group representations.

published proceedings

  • Revista Colombiana de Matemticas

author list (cited authors)

  • Delaney, C., Rowell, E. C., & Wang, Z.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Delaney, Colleen||Rowell, Eric C||Wang, Zhenghan

publication date

  • January 2016