Questions tagged [anyons]
For questions about anyons as relevant to quantum computing. An anyon is a type of quasiparticle that occurs only in two-dimensional systems, with properties much less restricted than fermions and bosons. In general, the operation of exchanging two identical particles may cause a global phase shift but cannot affect observables. Anyons are generally classified as abelian or non-abelian (Wikipedia). They are necessary for topological quantum computing.