[ExI] More on topological quantum computing

Dylan Distasio interzone at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 23:58:48 UTC 2017


Do you know if these folks are associated with Microsoft's efforts in this

On Aug 30, 2017 7:05 PM, "John Clark" <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> In the August 23 2017 issue of the journal Nature researchers report they
> have managed to braid non-Abelian anyons (also called Majorana
> sudo-particles) in a hashtag # arrangement of wires. These braids can
> encode a Qbit of quantum information and they can be manipulated. These
> braids are very robust, far less likely to suffer quantum decoherence from
> the environment than anything else known.
> http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v548/n7668/full/nature23468.html
> Maybe there is some showstopper that hasn't shown up yet but in my opinion
> this technology has more potential to suddenly change civilization than
> just about anything else, except maybe H-bomb technology, because unlike
> other methods once you've made even a very small quantum computer that
> works on this principle it should be pretty straightforward to scale it up,
> way up. This short video explains what they did and why braids of
> particles that follow non-Abelian rules are the ideal thing to use for
> making a quantum computer.
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aakSpSXLSYY
> John K Clark
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