Complex topological matter (peculiar materials with different bulk and surface properties) has become the focus of both industrial and academic research because it is seen as a way to eventually make quantum computing more noise-free and robust. Today’s physical quantum computers are still noisy and the protection of fragile quantum information against noises is a growing field of research. The goal of fault-tolerant quantum computing is to maintain its functionality in the presence of noise, which has driven investment into complex topological matter.


Prof. JO Gyu-Boong, Associate Professor from the Department of Physics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Prof. LIU Xiongjun, Professor from the School of Physics at Peking University (PKU), have successfully created the world’s first 3D simulation of topological matter consisting of ultracold atoms, prepared at 30 billionths of a degree above absolute zero, paving the way for a further examination of new topological matter that cannot be well realized in solids. Read More... 


Prof. JO Gyu-Boong (right) and his team members Dr. SONG Bo (second right), Phd students HE Chengdong (left) and REN Zejian (second left).
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