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An Introduction to Topological Color Codes

In the talk, the stabilizer code formalism will be introduced with the emphasis on color codes. Although the focus will be on two-dimensional codes, the extension to higher dimensions will be outlined. The excitations of color codes will be analyzed, as well as the transversally implementable gates. The equivalence between toric code and copies of color code will be explained, too.