Women in QST with Layla Hormozi

23 August 2022
from 14:30 to 17:00

Women in QST with Layla Hormozi - Topological quantum compiling -- an introduction.

Women in QST Events

Address / Location

Room 00.07.014 / TUM Mathetmatics Building

Boltzmannstr. 3


Garching bei München

The Women in QST talk series aims to regularly feature inspiring female scientists from the field of Quantum Science and Technology. Outstanding female researchers are invited to talk about their research and current projects, as well as about their career paths with the QST community.

Women in QST with Layla Hormozi

We are excited to welcome Layla Hormozi from the Computational Science Initiative at Brookhaven National Lab to join out Women in QST series on August 23rd.
After the scientific talk, there will be the opportunity for women in QST to get to know other participants from various QST research institutions and exchange ideas.


14:30-15:45 | Scientific talk with live Q&A (open to the QST Community)

15:45-16:00 | Break

16:00-17:00 | Networking & Exchange (open to women in QST)


Title & Abstract

Topological quantum compiling - an introduction

Topological quantum computers are hypothetical devices in which quantum information is stored in certain topologically-ordered states of matter and quantum computation is carried out by braiding the world-lines of quasiparticle excitations that obey non-Abelian statistics. Since the storage and manipulation of quantum information depends only on the topological (global) properties of the system, this method of quantum computing is (in principle) intrinsically fault-tolerant. I will review the basic properties of topological states and describe a general method for finding braiding patterns that correspond to a universal set of quantum gates on encoded topological qubits, based on quasiparticles that can be realized as excitations of certain fractional quantum Hall states.

About Layla Hormozi

Layla Hormozi is a staff scientist and group leader at the Computational Science Initiative at Brookhaven National Lab. Prior to joining BNL she was a researcher at IQC at the University of Waterloo, a researcher at MIT, a Marie Curie fellow at the National University of Ireland and a National Research Council research associate at the NIST/UMD Joint Quantum Institute. She received her BSc from Sharif University of Technology and her PhD in Physics from Florida State University. Her primary research interest is the physics of quantum computers, their limits and their applications. Her research experience includes topological quantum computation, quantum simulation, and quantum error correction.

If you only want to attend the talk, registration is not necessary. If you would like to join the networking event, please register below.

We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and we welcome trans women and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.

Registration deadline 21 August 2022.

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