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Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 12:20pm
Clark Hall, 700 142 Sciences Drive
Title: Observation of non-Abelian braiding
Abstract: As a striking consequence of quantum mechanics in 2 dimensions, the global state of locally non-interacting particles can undergo a change when they are moved around each other, based only on the topology of the resulting braid. This phenomenon is called non-Abelian braiding, and has been investigated as a theoretical possibility since the 1980's until today, with most recent interest focused on applications to quantum computation and the classification of gapped 2D phases of matter. We describe the first observation of non-Abelian braiding, as well as the theoretical foundations and design principles behind the experiment.
Faculty Host: Eun-Ah Kim
Pizza served starting at 12:10 p.m.
Please bring your own beverage.