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Physics Colloquium - "Introduction to topological order and non-Abelian statistics"

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
University of Illinois Department of Physics
Location
141 Loomis
Date
Mar 25, 2020   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Xiao-Gang Wen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Contact
Suzanne Hallihan
E-Mail
shalliha@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-3760
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Colloquium

Topological order is a new kind to quantum matter at zero temperature, whose existence is due to strong quantum entanglement. The state of matter with topological order can have many novel properties, including fractionalized excitations, which can carry fractionalized angular momentum

and even fractionalized degrees of freedom. In this talk, I will explain those concepts via some simple examples.

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