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Add to Calendar 9/18/2020 1:00 pm 9/18/2020 America/Chicago Condensed Matter Seminar: "Topologically Ordered Matter and Why You Should be Interested" DESCRIPTION:

In two dimensional topologically ordered matter, processes depend on gross topology rather than detailed geometry. Thinking in 2+1dimensions, 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 not only exist, but have actually been observed in quantum Hall experiments, and could provide a route to building a quantum computer.  

Possibilities have also been proposed for creating similar physics in systems ranging from superfluid helium to
topological superconductors to semiconductor-superconductor junctions to quantum wires to spin systems to graphene to cold atoms.

Zoom link will be forwarded to Condensed Matter Seminar email list.  For a copy of the link or to be added to the email list, please contact Stephen Bullwinkel (bullwink@illinois.edu).

\n\nSPEAKER: Steve Simon, Oxford University
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Condensed Matter Seminar: "Topologically Ordered Matter and Why You Should be Interested"

Speaker Steve Simon, Oxford University
Date: 9/18/2020
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Via ZOOM - see description for link
Event Contact: Stephen Bullwinkel
217-333-1652
bullwink@illinois.edu
Sponsor: UIUC Department Of Physics - Condensed Matter
Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
 

In two dimensional topologically ordered matter, processes depend on gross topology rather than detailed geometry. Thinking in 2+1dimensions, 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 not only exist, but have actually been observed in quantum Hall experiments, and could provide a route to building a quantum computer.  

Possibilities have also been proposed for creating similar physics in systems ranging from superfluid helium to
topological superconductors to semiconductor-superconductor junctions to quantum wires to spin systems to graphene to cold atoms.

Zoom link will be forwarded to Condensed Matter Seminar email list.  For a copy of the link or to be added to the email list, please contact Stephen Bullwinkel (bullwink@illinois.edu).

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact the person listed above, or the unit hosting the event.

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