An Invitation to the Mathematics of Topological Quantum Computation Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

  • Rowell, E. C.

complete list of authors

  • Rowell, Eric C

publication date

  • January 2016