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KITP Program: Topological Phases and Quantum Computation (Feb 21 - May 19, 2006)
Coordinators: Sander Bais, Chetan Nayak, John Preskill

Time Speaker Title
2/28, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Jan Zaanen
(Leiden Univ)
Dr. Paul Fendley
(Univ Virginia)
Dr. Sergey Bravyi
(IBM Watson)
Informal Seminar & Discussions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/01, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Hans Briegel
KITP & University Innsbruck
Entanglement in Strongly Interacting Many Body Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/02, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Sander Bais
KITP & University Amsterdam
Pedagogical Lecture: From Anyons to Algebra's[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/07, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Eddy Ardonne (UCSB)
Dr. Robert Raussendorf (Caltech)
Dr. Jiri Vala (Ntl Univ Ireland)
Informal Seminar and Discussions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/08, 11:00 a.m. Dr. T. Senthil, Indian Inst of Science Competing Orders, Non-Linear Sigma Models and Topological Terms in Quantum Magnets[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/09, 2:30 p.m. Dr. Joost Slingerland
UCSB
Pedagogical Lecture[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/13, 12:15 p.m. Dr. Michael Freedman
Microsoft
Topological Phases of Matter and Computation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
3/15, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Carlo Beenakker
Instituut Lorentz
Mesoscopic Physics in Graphene[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/15, 11:45 a.m. Dr. Hans Peter Büchler
Universität Innsbruck
Exploring Novel Phases in Cold Quantum Gases[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/21, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andrew Landahl
(University of New Mexico)
Dr. Vito Scarola
(University of Maryland)
Dr. J. Avron
(Technion, Haifa)
Informal Talks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/22, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Nick Bonesteel
Florida State University and NHMFL
Braid Topologies for Quantum Computation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/23, 2:30 p.m. Dr. Zhenghan Wang
Microsoft
Pedagogical Lecture on the Braid Group and TQFT[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/28, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Almut Beige
(University of Leeds)
Dr. Stefan Wessel
(Stuttgart University)
Dr. Israel Klich
(Caltech)
Informal Discussions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/29, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Michael Stone
University of Illinois
Bulk vs Edge in Non-Abelian Topological Phases[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3/30, 2:30 p.m. Dr. John Preskill
Caltech
Pedagogical Lecture: Fault Tolerant Quantum Computation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/04, 2:00 p.m. Dr. J. Pachos
(University of Cambridge)
Dr. S.-B. Chung
(University of Illinois)
Dr. Sumanta Tewari
(University of Maryland)
Informal Seminar and Discussions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/05, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Guido Burkard
University of Basel
Ultra Long-Distance Interaction Between Spin Qubits[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/06, 2:30 p.m. Dr. Birgitta Whaley
Berkeley
Control of Qubits[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Parsa Bonderson
(Caltech)
Dr. Sougato Bose
(University College London)
Dr. Adrian Feiguin
(Microsoft Project Q)
Informal Seminar and Discussions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/12, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Peter Zoller
Innsbruck
Quantum Information Processing with Polar Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/13, 2:30 p.m. Dr. Steve Simon
Bell Labs
Pedagogical Lecture: Pseudopotentials and Quantum Hall States: Pfaffian,Gaffnian, Haffnian[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/18, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Bernd Schroers
(Heriot-Watt University)
Dr. Gil Refael
(Caltech)
Dr. Layla Hormozi
(Florida State)
Informal Seminar & Discussions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/19, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Woowon Kang
Chicago
A Progress Report on Recent Antidot Experiments at nu = 5/2[Aud]
4/20, 2:30 p.m. Dr. Gavin Brennen
University Innsbruck
Pedagogical Lecture: Constructing Lattice Spin Models with Polar Molecules[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/25, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Kirill Shtengel
UC Riverside
Energy Gap and Correlations in Topological Critical Points and Phases[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/26, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Kareljan Schoutens
University of Amsterdam
Quasi-Holes for Non-Abelian Quantum Hall States[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4/27, 2:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Stone
University Illinois
Non-Abelian Statistics in p+ip Superconductors[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/02, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Masaki Oshikawa
University of Tokyo
Topological Degeneracy of Non-Abelian States for Dummies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/02, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Mike Levin
MIT
Topological Order and Quantum Entanglement[Slides][Podcast][Aud]
5/04, 2:30 p.m. Dr. Alexei Kitaev
Caltech
Chern Number and Unpaired Majorana Modes for Fermions on a Lattice[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/09, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Vincent Pasquier
CEA Saclay
q-Q.H.E. and Topology[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/10, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Eduardo Fradkin
University Illinois
Detecting Fractional Statistics: Interferometers and Noise Correlations in Fractional Quantum Hall Liquids[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andreas Ludwig
UCSB
Recent Work on a Model[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/11, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Joel Moore
Berkeley
Topological Defects and Phase Transitions for Lattice and Continuum Bosons[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/15-19 Conference: Topological Phases and Quantum Computation

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