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Quantum Matter Seminar

Monday, February 27, 2023
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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East Bridge 114
Majorana zero modes and topological quantum computation: What, why, how, when?
Sankar Das Sarma, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Maryland,

Abstract: I will discuss the current status of the search for non-Abelian Majorana zero modes (MZMs) and topological superconductivity in solid state systems, from both experimental and theoretical perspectives. In particular, the highly-developed physics of the search for MZMs in hybrid semiconductor-superconductor systems will be discussed along with the analysis of a recent breakthrough experiment from Microsoft Quantum on high-quality semiconductor nanowires.

For more information, please contact Loly Ekmekjian by email at [email protected].