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20th Symposium on Topological Quantum Information, Athens (May 25-27, 2016)

28 April 2016

The series of Symposia on Topological Quantum Information aims at bringing together researchers interested in understanding topological phases, how they emerge in physical systems, and their potential for facilitating quantum computation.

Information and registration

Quantum Matter Out of Equilibrium Symposium taking place soon!

31 March 2016

4th-5th April

This series of symposia take place every few months and typically last for two days. Their purpose is to bring together young scientists (mainly PhD students and Postdocs) interested on topological quantum information promote their recent work and inspire collaborations.

To register please email you name and institution to with 'Registration' as the subject heading.

Please see below for the schedule the day will follow:


09:30-12:30 Juan Garrahan: Aspects of slow relaxation, glasses and non-equilibrium.
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Henning Schomerus: Signatures of chaotic scattering from Majorana zero modes.
14:30-15:30 Earl Campbell: Cellular automata decoders on the toric code.
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00 Marta P Estarellas: Topologically protected localised states in spin chains.
17:00-17:30 Konstantinos Meichanetzidis: Topological edge states are monogamous.
17:30-19:00 Poster and Discussion Session


09:30-12:30 Andrew Green: Combining eld theory and tensor networks.
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Aires Ferreira: Robustness of topological phases in adatom-decorated graphene.
14:30-15:30 James Wootton: Quantum computing with parafermions.
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:00 Adam Stokes: Decomposition of Hilbert Spaces and the second law of thermodynamics
17:00-17:30 Chris Self: Ising anyons at nite temperature.

Tune in!

15 March 2016

Tune in and listen to Dr Jiannis Pachos on the Leeds University Union Radio Show at 2pm tomorrow (Wednesday 16th March) as part of the #heartofscience discussions.

Anyone can get involved by sending questions through via Twitter using the #heartofscience.


Photo16 deadline approaching

16 February 2016

Photon16 is the largest photonic and optics conference in the UK and the eighth event in the biennial series organised by the Institute of Physics.

Over four days, Photon16 participants will have the opportunity to visit exhibitions on the latest in optics and photonics technology, attend lectures from experts in the field, and get up to date with cutting-edge research. The conference programme will consist of plenary and invited talks, as well as contributed presentations and posters, tutorials and an Industry Technology Programme.

Photon16 will comprise

♦  Plenary lectures

♦  Parallel sessions

  An exhibition of the latest optics and photonics technology   Tutorials

  Poster sessions

♦  Industry Technology Programme (ITP)

Plenary speakers

  Professor Paola Borri, Cardiff University, UK

  Professor Shanhui Fan, Stanford University, USA

  Professor Helen Gleeson, University of Leeds, UK

  Professor John Tisch, Imperial College London, UK

  Professor Birgitta Whaley, University of California, Berkeley, USA

♦  Professor Eli Yablonovitch, University of California, Berkeley, USA 

Abstract submission

Online abstract submission is open for poster and contributed oral presentations. Abstracts of up to 300 words should be submitted online at

Key dates

Abstract submission deadline:           29 February 2016

Early registration deadline:    1 July 2016

Registration deadline:  26 August 2016


Congratulations To Tom Barlow

4 February 2016

Congratulations to Tom Barlow. His recent article on a physically-motivated quantisation of the electromagnetic field reached more than 1000 full-text download within three months of publication:


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