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Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Rockefeller Hall, Schwartz Auditorium
Bethe Public Lecture, Professor Shoucheng Zhang, Stanford University
Title: Majorana Fermions and their Application to Quantum Computing
Host: Prof. Eun-Ah Kim
Abstract: Majorana fermion is a hypothetical fermionic particle which is its own anti-particle. Intense research efforts focus on its experimental observation as a fundamental particle in high energy physics and as a quasi-particle in condensed matter systems. I shall discuss the theoretical prediction and the experimental discovery of the chiral Majorana fermion in a topological state of quantum matter. Majorana fermion can be used to construct topological quantum computers, and I shall present a basic design of its logical gates.