Topological quantum computing relies on qubits encoded in quantum states that are exponentially protected from local perturbations. One method for realizing such protected states is a practical recipe for topological superconductivity: hybrid superconductor-semiconductor nanowires in finite magnetic fields. In this talk I will describe experimental methods for identifying and manipulating the topological phase and associated Majorana quasiparticles in these devices.
About the speaker
Sydney Schreppler is a Berkeley Physics PhD who was awarded the L'Oreal Fellowship in 2017. She currently holds a position as Quantum Hardware Engineer in the Microsoft Quantum group.