# Taylor L. Hughes

Taylor Hughes is a condensed matter theorist with research interests in topological insulators, quantum entanglement, and the quantum Hall effect. He received his Ph.D. in 2009 from Stanford University, followed by a postdoc at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

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## Majorana fermions inch closer to reality

Published August 22, 2011

Researchers predict that Majorana fermions can be found in magnetic field vortices in the bulk of the superconductor ${\text{Cu}}_{x}{\text{Bi}}_{2}{\text{Se}}_{3}$.