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Events in Physics
Title: Proposed Experimental Probes Of Non-abelian Anyons    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 11/29/2011
Time: 4:15 pm
Location: 1 LeConte Hall
Speaker: Ady Stern
Affiliation: Professor of Physics, Weizma Institutle of Sciences, Israel
Contact Person: Sarah Wittmer   (510) 642-3034

I will describe what non-abelian anyons are and how they may be used for topological quantum computation. I will then focus on several proposed experiments that can serve as litmus tests for identifying non-abelian anyons in the quantum Hall effect and in other systems.

My talk will assume NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE of any of these scary looking concepts.