Measuring your ingredients: topological phases for quantum computing

Date: 
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 4:15pm
Location: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMo9K5ON-1E
Author/Speaker: 
Affiliation: 
Microsoft
Public Lecture: 
Yes

Abstract: 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.