Rooting out the classical in the topological quantum

Colleen Delaney
University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)

When is a topological quantum circuit actually efficient to compute on a classical computer? When can measurements of topological states be efficiently simulated classically? Just how ``quantum" is a given topological phase of matter or topological quantum field theory?

I will discuss some recent work in tensor category theory and quantum topology motivated by these kinds of considerations.

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