Majorana Zero Modes and Beyond

Multiple Speakers
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:00pm

The 2015 Majorana Conference will take place here at the University of Pittsburgh in November, and you are invited to attend! Speakers from all over the world will present their work and a poster session will be held as well.


When: Thursday, November 5 - Saturday, November 7

Where: University Club, University of Pittsburgh

Sergey Frolov Lands ONR Grant to Study Majorana Fermions

  • By Workstudy User
  • 31 May 2014

PQI faculty Sergey Frolov has received a $3 million Office of Naval Research Basic Research Challenge grant to explore ways of transforming quantum computing through the use of an unusual particle. Frolov will be the primary investigator for the study on the Majorana fermion, a long-posited but elusive elementary particle that Frolov and colleagues discovered in 2012.

"First, this is of great fundamental interest to science," Frolov says. "We are greatly expanding the horizons of our knowledge, and we may be adding a new, third class of fundamental particles to fermions and bosons."

Semiconductor Nanocrosses Lay Foundations for Topological Quantum Bits

  • By Workstudy User
  • 17 October 2013

PQI faculty Sergey Frolov co-authors a paper in Nature Nanotechnology on the growth and characterization of high quality semiconductor nanocross structures. These structures are the building blocks for topological quantum bits based on recently discovered Majorana fermions.

These tests should make clear whether or not Majorana’s (and the nanowires that house them) are a suitable base for the so-called topological quantum computer.

Sergey Frolov's Research Article Named Best Article of the Year by Science

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 24 February 2013

A paper in the prestigious journal Science coauthored by PQI faculty Sergey Frolov has garnered him and his colleagues the 2012 Newcomb Cleveland Prize, an annual honor awarded to the author or authors of the best research article or report appearing in Science, which is published weekly by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The prize carries with it a cash award of $25,000.