Sir Anthony Leggett Lecture Series

Monday, June 2, 2008

Lecture series to be held at IQC in the Research Advancement Centre.

Dr. Leggett will start by introducing the general idea of topological protection and its possible application to quantum computing. He then surveys various physical systems which have been proposed in the literature for implementation of these ideas (quantum Hall effect, Sr_2RuO_4,optical lattices...) and try to assess (a) the extent to which theoretical ideas about these systems are currently confirmed by experiment and (b) the kinds of difficulties which are likely to arise in any serious attempt to implement topological quantum computing in them.
 
The emphasis will be on the physical rather than the algorithmic aspects of the problem. Dr. Leggett will assume fluency in quantum mechanics at the level of Landau and Lifshitz/Messiah, and undergraduate-level solid state physics; some previous exposure to general notions of quantum information would be helpful but not essential.
 
Dates of lectures:
  • Tuesday, June 10
  • Tuesday, June 17
  • Thursday, June 19
  • Tuesday, June 24
  • Thursday, June 26
  • Thursday, July 3
  • Tuesday, July 8
  • Thursday, July 10
 
All lectures run from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in RAC 2009. There will be a shuttle running from campus to RAC at 1:45 for anyone who needs transportation. Please be at the loading docks of the Physics Building at the appointed time. The shuttle going back to the Physics building will leave RAC at 3:15.
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