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Topological Quantum Computing

February 26 - March 2, 2007

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:15 Check-In/Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
9:15 - 9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 - 10:30

Nicholas Read (Yale University)

 
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00

Michael Freedman (Microsoft Research)

 
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

1:30 - 2:30

Chetan Nayak (Microsoft Station Q)

"Point Contacts and Qubits in the 5/2 Fractional Quantum Hall State"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

2:30 - 3:30

Ady Stern (Weizmann Institute of Science)

"How do you recognize the non-abelian quantum Hall effect when you see it"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:00

Kirill Shtengel (University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside))

"Non-Abelian Quasiparticle Interferometry"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)


Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
9:30 - 10:30

Paul Fendley (University of Virginia)

"Finding Fibonacci"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PDF File)

10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00

Matthew Fisher (University of California, Santa Barbara (UC Santa Barbara))

"The 5/2 edge"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PowerPoint File)

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

1:30 - 2:30

John Preskill (California Institute of Technology)

"Robust quantum computation"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PDF File)

2:30 - 3:30

Nicholas Bonesteel (Florida State University)

"Finding Braids for Fibonacci Anyons and Beyond"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PDF File)

3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:00

Steve Simon (Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories)

"Theoretical Search for Novel Quantum Hall States"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)


Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
9:30 - 10:30

Alexei Kitaev (California Institute of Technology)

"Quantum devices based on superconducting inductors"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PDF File)

10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00

Almut Beige (University of Leeds)

"Quantum computing using measurements and dissipation"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PDF File)

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

2:00 - 3:00

Greg Kuperberg (University of California, Davis (UC Davis))

"Anyonic quantum computation from the Turaev-Viro invariant"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:30

Kareljan Schoutens (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

"Entanglement Entropy in Quantum Hall States"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PDF File)

4:30 - 5:00 Coffee Break at LaKretz Hall
5:00 - 6:00 Public Lecture by Michael Freedman at LaKretz Hall: "How Topology Will Save Moore's Law: Quantum Computation via Exotic States of Matter"
6:15 - 7:45 Reception (Hosted by IPAM)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
9:30 - 10:30

Louis Kauffman (University of Illinois at Chicago)

"q-deformed Spin Networks and Anyonic Topological Quantum Computing"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PDF File)

10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00

Kevin Walker (Microsoft Station Q)

 
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PDF File)

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (on your own)

Afternoon Session

1:30 - 2:30

Zhenghan Wang (Microsoft Research)

"Galois field theory of anyons"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)

2:30 - 3:30

Eduardo Fradkin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

"Entanglement Entropy at two dimensional quantum critical points: can you hear the shape of Schrödinger's cat?"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PDF File)

3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:00

Michael Levin (Harvard University)

"Real space renormalization group and the emergence of topological order"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PowerPoint File)


Friday, March 02, 2007

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast (Hosted by IPAM)
9:30 - 10:30

Yong-Shi Wu (University of Utah)

"Braid Group, Gauge Invariance and Topological Orders"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PDF File)

10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00

Birgitta Whaley (University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley))

"Dimer model implementations of lattice quantum loop gases"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PDF File)

12:00 - 1:00

Peter Zoller (Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck)

"Designing Hubbard and spin Hamiltonian with atoms and molecules"
Audio (MP3 File, Podcast Ready)
Presentation (PDF File)

1:00 - 2:30 Lunch (on your own)

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