Quantum Design of Topological Matter
Seminar/Forum
From the discovery of topological insulators to the search for Majorana fermions  topological states of matter have revolutionised condensed matter research. In order to fulfil the promise of topologybased technology in the future, it will be essential to engineer such systems.
In particular, I will show how to create topological superconductivity by depositing magnetic atoms on the surface of a conventional superconducting substrate. Such a topological superconductor can host Majorana fermions, exotic quasiparticles which are believed to be useful for future topological quantum computers. By designing the magnetic surface structure we can manipulate the Majorana modes, thus opening the door towards Majoranabased devices.
Presenter

Dr Stephan Rachel, School of Physics, University of Melbourne