The first international conference on Quantum Information, Spacetime, and Topological Orders


Bei Zeng (曾蓓 University of Guelph & IQC)

Xinhua Peng (彭新华 USTC)

Local organizers:

Yidun Wan (万义顿)

Ling-Yan Hung (孔令欣)

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The year of 2016 ends up with being a year of condensed matter physics---in particular of topological orders. This conference did not expect to but happens to celebrate this year's victory of topological orders. The emergent phenomena in topological orders not only play a fundamental role in condensed matter physics but also point to a new way of thinking about spacetime, namely as an emergent entity of more fundamental discrete degrees of freedom.  On the other hand, the anyonic excitations in topological orders also lead to topological quantum computation---a quantum computing scheme robust again local errors.

This conference aims to assemble the leading theorists and experimentalists of topological orders, quantum information and computation, and emergent spacetime for active exchange of ideas and collaborations, with an eye on potential realization and applications.