Video URL http://pirsa.org/21120030
I will review the history of anyons, particles that are neither bosons nor fermions, starting with their theoretical proposal all the way to their definitive experimental observation over 40 years later. I will further discuss why the more general idea of non-abelian anyons is of intense interest for quantum computation. If time permits I will give a status report on some of the current non-abelian anyon experiments.
- Quantum Information
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