Dear Physics Society members,

As mentioned in previous email, we are going to have a talk on&nbs=
p;**"Topological Quantum Computing"** on **Saturday, April 14th 2018 <=
/strong>at 4 PM. =
;There has been lately a huge trend on Quantum computing with ideas coming =
from Quantum Mechanics, Computer Science and Pure Mathematics. We will=
try to follow up on these ideas by reviewing recent work on the field espe=
cially. **

The structure of the talk will be:

- A short introduction to Quantum Mechanics
- Introduction to Quantum Computing and why is it superior th= an Garden Variety Computing (https://arxiv.org/abs/0708.0261)
- Introduction to Topology ( Geometry, Topology and Physics by Naka= hara)
- Hamiltonian, Topology and Symmetry
- Abelian and Non-abelian anyons (https://arxiv.org/ab= s/1610.09260)
- Majoranas zero mode in Kitaev Chain (https://a= rxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0010440)
- Why Majoranas are cool? Because they braid and do topological qua= ntum computation
- Discussions

The basic idea is that "While Quantum computers are theoretically abl=
e to do superior computation, it is very difficult to make one due to quant=
um decoherence effect. One idea to solve it is by making qubit topological =
such that local decoherence won't be able to affect it. Majoranas zero mode=
s are one of such qubits."

Since we will have audiences from all level, I will try to make =
the discussion as simple as possible without losing the gist away. Question=
s are very welcome.

See you!!

Sincerely,

Kiran Adhikari