*October Meetup on Wednesday, October 16, 2019*|
Layla Hormozi will talk about Topological Quantum Computing.
Title: Quantum computing with topological qubits
Abstract: A topological quantum computer is a hypothetical device in which intrinsic fault-tolerance is embedded in the hardware of the quantum computer. It is envisioned that in these devices quantum information will be stored in certain topologically-ordered states of matter & quantum computation will be carried out by braiding the world-lines of quasiparticle excitations that obey non-Abelian statistics, around one another, in specific patterns. I will review some of the properties of these states, & describe a general method for finding braiding patterns that correspond to a universal set of quantum gates on encoded topological qubits, based on quasiparticles that can be realized as excitations of certain fractional quantum Hall states.
Bio: Layla Hormozi is a Scientist at BNL. Prior to joining BNL she was a researcher at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, a researcher at MIT, a Marie Curie fellow at the National University of Ireland & a National Research Council research associate at the NIST/UMD Joint Quantum Institute. She received her BS from Sharif University of Technology & her PhD in Physics from Florida State University. Her primary research interest is in the physics of quantum computers, their limits & their applications. Her research experience includes topological quantum computation, fractional quantum Hall effect, & adiabatic quantum computing.