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Upcoming Talk

 Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 16:15 h, HPV G 4

Steve Simon

University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Topological Matter and Why You Should be Interested

In two dimensional topological phases of matter, processes depend on gross topology rather than detailed geometry. Particle world lines can be interpreted as knots or links, and the amplitude for certain processes becomes a topological invariant of that link. While sounding rather exotic, we believe that such phases of matter exist, and have been observed in experiment, and could provide a uniquely practical route to building a quantum computer.

Host: Titus Neupert



HPV G4 lecture room

The colloquium takes place during the academic semester on Wednesdays, 16:15, in HPV G 4 on the Honggerberg Campus of ETH Zurich. After the colloquium we meet at 17:15 in front of the lecture hall for drinks and snacks.



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Starting from Autumn Semester 2015, the recordings are hosted on the ETH Video Portal.

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