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Topological Quantum Computing

February 26 - March 2, 2007

Schedule and Presentations

Program Poster PDF

Hotel Accommodations and Air Travel

Organizing Committee

Michael Freedman (Microsoft Research, Mathematics)
Chetan Nayak (Microsoft Station Q, UCLA Physics)
Zhenghan Wang (Microsoft Research)

Scientific Overview

The existence of topological phases, in which insensitivity to all local perturbations emerges at low-temperatures, is one of the remarkable occurrences in nature. Their mathematical description by topological quantum field theories and their connections knot theory and low-dimensional topology is an equally remarkable mathematical development. Yet another motivation for their study stems from the promise which they hold for scalable fault-tolerant quantum computing. The goal of this program is to explore the mathematical and physical issues associated with discovering or engineering a topological state of matter which can be used for universal quantum computation.


Almut Beige (University of Leeds)
Nicholas Bonesteel (Florida State University)
Paul Fendley (University of Virginia)
Matthew Fisher (University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara))
Eduardo Fradkin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Michael Freedman (Microsoft Research)
Louis Kauffman (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Alexei Kitaev (California Institute of Technology)
Greg Kuperberg (University of California, Davis (UC Davis))
Michael Levin (Harvard University)
Chetan Nayak (Microsoft Station Q)
John Preskill (California Institute of Technology)
Nicholas Read (Yale University)
Kareljan Schoutens (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Kirill Shtengel (University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside))
Steve Simon (Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories)
Ady Stern (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Kevin Walker (Microsoft Station Q)
Zhenghan Wang (Microsoft Research)
Birgitta Whaley (University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley))
Yong-Shi Wu (University of Utah)
Peter Zoller (Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck)

Contact Us:

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)
Attn: TQC2007
460 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles CA 90095-7121
Phone: 310 825-4755
Fax: 310 825-4756
Email: ipam@ucla.edu
Website: http://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/tqc2007/

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