Computability in Europe 2006
Logical Approaches to Computational Barriers

Why should anyone care about computing with anyons?

Speaker: Jiannis K. Pachos


In this talk I will present a pedagogical introduction of the main ideas and recent advances in the area of topological quantum computation. I will give an overview of the concept of anyons and their exotic statistics, present various models that exhibit topological behaviour, and establish their relation to quantum computation. Possible directions for the physical realization of topological systems and the detection of anyonic behaviour will be elaborated.

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