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Meeting 9.2: Toric code II and stabilizer formalism

I finish up calculating the distance of the toric code. I then introduce the stabilizer formalism, which provides a method to construct quantum error correcting codes from classical Boolean linear…

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Meeting 9.1: Toric code I

We construct Kitaev's toric code in full gory detail. Here's his paper.

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Meeting 1.1: Course overview, and what is a manifold?

I begin with a very brief overview of the main themes we will explore this semester: interactions between (low-dimensional) topology, computational complexity and algorithms, and quantum computing…

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