Fighting noise with topology

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As we get closer to build a quantum computer, the main remaining challenge is handling the noise that aflicts quantum systems.

Topological methods, in their various forms, have become the main contestants in the quest for succesfully overcoming noise. A good deal of their strength and versatility is due to their rather unique physical flavour, which keeps giving rise to surprising developments.


I will discuss the main driving forces behind my research on topological quantum error correction, as well as exciting recent directions, including unexpected connections with high energy physics.