Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Thursday, November 2, 2000, 2 p.m.
Plant Sciences Building, Room 1130

 The Fractional Quantum Hall Effect, High-Temperature Superconductivity, and Quantum Computation

Chetan Nayak

(Department of Physics, University of California at Los Angeles)

Abstract:  I will discuss topological order in the fractional quantum Hall effect, with particular emphasis on the possibility of non-Abelian braiding statistics.  I will also discuss the possible realization of topological order in the high-temperature superconducting cuprates.  Possible applications to quantum computation will be considered.

Host: Sankar Das Sarma

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