YQI Talk - Benjamin Brown - University of Sydney

Event time: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
YQI Seminar Room - 4th Floor See map
17 Hilllhouse Ave
Event description: 

Benjamin Brown (University of Sydney)

Title: “The twists and boundaries of the color code”

Abstract: Exploring the different features of a topological phase may allow us to find new ways of finding fault-tolerant logical gates for quantum computing. Phases with a high degree of symmetry in the physics of their low-energy excitations are particularly interesting in this respect. I will talk about the numerous symmetries of the color code, and the different topological defects and boundaries that emerge as a consequence. The defects we discuss can be exploited to achieve different computational protocols with the color code model.

Host: Liang Jiang