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Leeds: Jiannis Pachos, Paul Martin, Frank Nijhoff, Tim Spiller (now York), Zoltan Kadar, Giandomenico Palumbo, ...

EPSRC Project: Physical, algebraic and geometric underpinnings of topological quantum computation

EPSRC Physics Panel (Project Investigators are the 1st 4 named above.)

Start: September 2012

LINKS to Some related EPSRC projects: Cardy (07-08); Connolly (14-19) ; Ohberg (15-18) .

Idea: Try to build computers with quantum nature of physics used in software/hardware integration (rather than just ``accidentally'' as reason why some hardware components work).

Bleeding edge Physics (in the sense that quantum physics is functional as Engineering, but somewhat open as Physics).

and - serendipitously - ...

bleeding edge maths. Proposals for addressing the quantum computation challenge use mathematics from several areas (including category theory, diagram algebras, quantum groups, algebraic representation theory, K-theory, integrable systems, statistical mechanics, q-spin chains and so on).

Positions available on project

FILLED: 2 PhD studentships (enquiries to Paul, Jiannis, Frank or Tim)

FILLED: 2 PDRAs (3 years each) (enquiries to Paul, Jiannis, Frank or Tim)

FILLED: 1 PDRA (9 months) (enquiries to Paul, Jiannis)

Other relevant positions available

NOW FILLED: lecturer in applied mathematics (continuing)

OPEN: Professor/lecturer in pure mathematics (continuing)



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