Chennai Mathematical Institute


10.00 A.M.
Prospects for topological quantum computing

Sir Anthony Leggett (Nobel Prize Physics 2003)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.


I give an introduction to the general idea of topologically protected quantum computing. I then review some of the systems, both naturally occurring and purpose-engineered, which have been proposed for its implementation, and try to assess the likelihood of success in each case.