An Invitation to the Mathematics of Topological Quantum Computation Conference Paper uri icon


  • Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. Two-dimensional topological states of matter offer a route to quantum computation that would be topologically protected against the nemesis of the quantum circuit model: decoherence. Research groups in industry, government and academic institutions are pursuing this approach. We give a mathematician's perspective on some of the advantages and challenges of this model, highlighting some recent advances. We then give a short description of how we might extend the theory to three-dimensional materials.

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  • 2

author list (cited authors)

  • Rowell, E. C.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Rowell, EC

publication date

  • March 2016