The Fragility of Quantum Information?

  • Barbara M. Terhal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7505)


We address the question whether there is a fundamental reason why quantum information is more fragile than classical information. We show that some answers can be found by considering the existence of quantum memories and their dimensional dependence.


Ising Model Logical Operator Parity Check Topological Order Quantum Code 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara M. Terhal
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  1. 1.Institute for Quantum InformationRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany

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