Proposed experimental probes of non-abelian anyons
Mon, Nov. 15th 2010, 14:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
I will describe the non-abelian quantum Hall effect, how its excitations become non-abelian anyons, and how they may be used for topological quantum computation. I will then focus on several proposed experiments that can serve as litmus tests for identifying non-abelian anyons. \\ \par My talk will assume NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE of any of these scary looking concepts.