By implementing a collision between the elementary excitations of a two-dimensional conductor, physicists have revealed the fractional statistics of anyons, interpolating between fermionic and bosonic statistics. These results could open the way to topological quantum computing based on the exchange of some varieties of anyons.

This work made the front page of the prestigious world scientific journal Science.

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Digital Cover of Science ; 10 April 2020 : Vol 368 Issue 6487
Crédit :  C.Bickel / Science

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Laboratoire de Physique de L’Ecole normale supérieure (LPENS, ENS Paris/CNRS/Sorbonne Université/Université de Paris)

Corresponding author : Gwendal Fève
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