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Search for mechanisms to control chiral Majorana modes in superconductors

Project description

Majorana fermions as robust qubits for topological quantum computing

Quantum mechanics models electrons with a complex wave function. As first theorised by Majorana, a charge-neutral particle could have a real wave function. Such real fermions, or Majorana fermions, could serve as robust carriers of quantum information, insensitive to charge noise and other sources of dephasing. Recent experimental developments in topological superconductivity are supporting this idea. The EU-funded MajoranasAreReal project will design methods for controlling the flow of quantum information encoded in qubits based on Majorana fermions that propagate in the edge modes of a topological superconductor. The project could provide the basic building blocks for integrating localised and ‘flying’ Majorana qubits in topological quantum computer architectures.

Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 952 759,00
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 952 759,00
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden

See on map

Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00