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Condensed Matter Seminars

ics Condensed Matter
Thursday, February 17, 2005
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.
Note special room.
Paul Fendley [Host: Jongsoo Yoon]
UVA
"Non-abelian Statistics"
ABSTRACT:
In quantum physics in 2+1 dimensions, particles need not behave as a boson or fermion. With non-abelian statistics, the wave function depends not only on the particles being exchanged, but also on the order in which they are exchanged. Such behavior probably occurs in the fractional quantum Hall effect. I discuss ways of building models with this behavior, and note the connection to quantum computers.

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