In this paper, which was just published in Physical Review B, a quantitative theory for the two-terminal conductance of a proximitized nanowire in the Coulomb blockade regime is developed. This theory allows one to understand and interpret the experimental data from the recent experiment by Charles Marcus’s group at Station Q Copenhagen that demonstrated exponential splitting of Majorana zero modes (Albrecht et al., “Exponential protection of zero modes in Majorana islands,” Nature 531, 206 (2016)). For more on the experimental findings, see

Read the published version or the arXiv preprint.