The Paul Ehrenfest Best Paper Award for Quantum Foundations recognizes outstanding and influential research contributions to the foundations of quantum physics. The aim of the award is to raise awareness for the field of quantum foundations, and to draw attention to new and interesting achievements in this area without delay. It is awarded for the most significant publication in the foundations of quantum physics, theoretical or experimental, during one calendar year. Candidate publications must be published in a peer-reviewed journal.

QuantERA, a new European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) Cofund initiative launched its first joint transnational call (Call 2017) for proposals worth € 34 M in support of transnational research in the field of Quantum Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies (Q-ICST) on January 13th, 2017. Thirty research funding organisations from 26 countries throughout take part in the Call that has a deadline for pre-proposals on the 15th of March 2015.

We are pleased to announce the PhD course:

Quantum information theory and geometry
June-July 2017, University of Trento (Italy).
JM. Landsberg (Texas A&M)

The world economy is being driven by emergent global trends in communication, security, sensing, and computing. As performance limits are reached in existing technologies, quantum enhanced technologies will increasingly disrupt and replace current approaches.

Together with its partners from academia and industry, the Government of Canada is facilitating the Quantum Canada initiative. The first step is a consultative survey to identify the gaps, opportunities, and challenges for quantum R&D and the commercialization of quantum technologies in Canada.

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Today the Quantiki team (from left to right: Jarek Miszczak, Daniel Burgarth, Piotr Gawron) celebrates the 10th birthday of the site. Meeting at Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics, Polish Academy of Sciences, we discussed our achievements and exciting upcoming new features. We also ate an immense amount of tasty strawberries.
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Past week on March 27, Russian Federation has announced the world's one of the most tested theory false and consequently, made any types of violation of Bell's Inequalities illegal.

Officials state that "quantumness" is a made up theory of our nature and it originates from the West. "We will not let such speculators drive National Russian Research funds towards wrong direction" - said Dmitry Livanov, current minister of education of Russian Federation.

Dear colleagues and friends,

two weeks ago many of you received the message below about the Quantum Manifesto. Up to now, 900 people endorsed it, but we would like to reach a few thousands endorsements.

I understand that not everybody is aware that endorsements are open to everyone who is working in our field in Europe, including each student of each group.

This is extremely important to show to European decision makers how strong the support from the scientific community is.

Prof. Alexandr S. Holevo has been awarded by IEEE Information Theory Society with the Claude E. Shannon Award for year 2016. Prof. Holevo works at the Stekhlov Mathematical Institute in Moscow (Russia). He is one of pioneers of quantum information theory and has made substantial contribution in the areas of mathematical foundations of quantum theory, quantum statistics and quantum information theory.

The quantum control group at Aberystwyth University have developed a Python module for quantum optimal control. The module has been incorporated into QuTiP (Quantum Toolbox in Python) and is now part of the official release 3.1.0, which was announced on 1 Jan 2015. The module provides a method for determining control pulses for quantum systems via GRAPE, that is easy to configure, and runs on a free-to-use, open, and scalable platform.