We discuss our recent work on how to implement topological quantum computation using superconducting wire arrays. Our results indicate that this is possible to do using components that are available today, in principle. For example, quantum annealer-type, or similar, systems can serve as a starting point. Conceptually, our approach is based on the principle of combinatorial gauge symmetry that we introduced. This principle also leads to topological states of matter that are interesting in their own right.
Dr. Claudio Chamon is Professor of Physics at Boston University. He received a B.S. in Aeronautics & Astronautics, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, & a Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received Sloan & Simons Fellowships, was a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, & was a Visiting Professor at ETH Zurich. He has made important contributions to the fields of condensed matter physics, & is an elected Fellow of the American Physics Society. He is internationally recognized in his field, & has given invited talks at numerous conferences, including two Nobel Symposia.
Dmitry received his PhD in Condensed Matter Theory from Yale in 2001. Since then he has spent his career in the financial sector in NYC, most recently as the Chief Risk Officer at Mariner Investment Group. In parallel, he has continued to publish original research in quantum physics. He was the recipient of the National Science Foundation, Yale Gibbs & the Winston Churchill Foundation Fellowships, where he currently serves as a Trustee. Dmitry's work on topological quantum systems is one of the foundational works that is being used by Microsoft in its quantum computing efforts, & has received 3,000 citations.