Braids, Motions and Topological Quantum Computing Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • The topological model for quantum computation is an inherently fault-tolerant model built on anyons in topological phases of matter. A key role is played by the braid group, and in this survey we focus on a selection of ways that the mathematical study of braids is crucial for the theory. We provide some brief historical context as well, emphasizing ways that braiding appears in physical contexts. We also briefly discuss the 3-dimensional generalization of braiding: motions of knots.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rowell, E. C.

complete list of authors

  • Rowell, Eric C

publication date

  • August 2022