A poem I composed a decade ago just popped into my head. It’s about anyons, strange particle like things that could help us build a quantum computer. I’m not sure if I ever actually wrote it down. So here it is, for the first time.
The anyon, an exotic excitation,
It’s braiding and its fusion process quantum information,
And, above all, it is decoherence free:
It suppresses local errors topologically.
If you’d like to know more about the time I forced some anyons into existence and played around with them, see
The First Dance of the Majoranas
Majoranas are particles theorized to appear in exotic new materials. They have been observed a few times so far, but…
Or alternatively this bunch of other articles I spammed Medium with in the past.