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Thursday, October 17th 2019
3:35 pm:
14th Annual Misel Colloquium in Tate Hall B50
Speaker: Professor Charles M. Marcus, Niels Bohr Institute
Subject: “Majorana zero modes: a new kind of ‘particle’, and where it can be found”

This colloquium will present the idea of particles with non-abelian statistics and give an example that seems to occur in nature, the Majorana zero mode. “[In] nature” as used here means in man-made one-dimensional hybrid material structures near absolute zero. The relevance of Majorana modes to quantum computing will be addressed as well.

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