When Quantum Computation meets Topology:
A path towards Topological Quantum Computation 


On Thursday, 17th June 2021 at 4.00 pm through MICROSOFT TEAMS 

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In the last few years, there has been tremendous progress in the field of quantum computation. However, its practical realization faces challenges due to various sources of error, with decoherence being one of the most important[1]. In topological quantum computation, both the encoding and processing are inherently resilient against these errors due to their topological nature. Thus, it becomes a potential approach for the realisation of fault-tolerantquantum computers[2,3,4].

In this talk, I will review the fundamental ideas and concepts behind quantum computation. I will discuss its advantages and limitations. Then I will introduce topological quantum computation to overcome these limitations. I will finally present potential physical platforms to realize topological quantum computers.


  1. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by Michael A. Nielsen & Isaac L. Chuang, ISBN 978-1-107-00217-3
  2. Nayak, C., Simon, S.H., Stern, A., Freedman, M. and Sarma, S.D., 2008. Non-Abelian anyons and topological quantum computation. Reviews of Modern Physics80(3), p.1083.
  3. Lahtinen, V. and Pachos, J.K., 2017. A short introduction to topological quantum computation. SciPost Physics3(3).
  4. Sarma, S.D., Freedman, M. and Nayak, C., 2015. Majorana zero modes and topological quantum computation. npj Quantum Information1(1), pp.1-13.