Fourth Mini-Symposium on Topological Quantum Computation

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Welcome to the homepage of the Fourth Mini-Symposium on Topological Quantum Computation, held in Ringberg Castle, near Munich, on December 10-11, 2007.

This event was an opportunity to communicate and discuss ideas in an informal atmosphere, and learn about techniques relevant to TQC, which proved to be a pleasant and fruitful guiding principle in the previous symposia organised by Jiannis Pachos, Jiri Vala, and Gavin Brennen in Cambridge, Maynooth, and Innsbruck, respectively.

The symposium coincided in space-time with a meeting of the Theory Group of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching (led by Ignacio Cirac.)


Ringberg Castle

Please follow this link for general information about Ringberg Castle, and find here instructions to get there.


Speakers are kindly requested to provide us with an electronic version of their contribution.

Speaker Title
Miguel Ángel Martín-Delgado
Tutorial on Conformal Field Theory (II)
Jürgen Fuchs
Tutorial on quantum groups and tensor categories
Héctor Bombín
A family of non-Abelian Kitaev models on the lattice
Oliver Buerschaper
Examples of topological PEPS
Michał Horodecki
(In)stability of topological quantum memory for 2D-4D Kitaev models
Sofyan Iblisdir
Thermal states of local anyonic systems
Graham Kells
Kitaev's honeycomb model on a torus
Ville Lahtinen
Spectrum of the non-Abelian phase in Kitaev's honeycomb lattice model
Enrique Rico
2D multipartite valence bond states in quantum antiferromagnets
Joost Slingerland
Fractional quantum Hall hierarchy and the second Landau level
Ady Stern
Proposed experiments to probe non-abelian anyons in the quantum Hall effect


Time Monday Tuesday
09:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
coffee break
coffee break
11:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:00
lunch break
lunch break
14:00 - 15:00
M. Horodecki
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00
coffee break
coffee break
16:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:00
18:00 - 18:30


  • Miguel Aguado (MPQ.)
  • Colin Benjamin (Leeds.)
  • Héctor Bombín (Madrid.)
  • Oliver Buerschaper (MPQ.)
  • Ignacio Cirac (MPQ.)
  • Michał Horodecki (Gdańsk.)
  • Sofyan Iblisdir (Barcelona.)
  • Jürgen Fuchs (Karlstad.)
  • Graham Kells (Maynooth.)
  • Ville Lahtinen (Leeds.)
  • Miguel Ángel Martín-Delgado (Madrid.)
  • Jiannis Pachos (Leeds.)
  • Joe Renes (Darmstadt.)
  • Enrique Rico (Innsbruck.)
  • Joost Slingerland (DIAS.)
  • Ady Stern (Weizmann Institute.)
  • Jíři Vala (Maynooth.)
  • James Wootton (Leeds.)

Contact us

Organising committee:

  • Miguel Aguado (disorganiser, MPQ.)
  • Jiannis Pachos (organiser, Leeds.)

Scientific secretary:

  • Verena Maier (organiser, MPQ.)