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.

8th International Conference on Information-theoretic Security (ICITS)
May 2-5, 2015, USI Lugano, Switzerland

The use of entropy in quantum physics has guided remarkable advances in the understanding of entanglement and general forms of quantum correlations in composite quantum systems, and has enabled the quantification of quantum advantages in information and communication technologies. Entropic measures are at the core of quantum information theory, and recent cross-fertilizations with other fields (such as condensed matter and thermodynamics) are further promoting the interpretation and application of entropy in the quantum domain.

Prof. Marek Żukowski from the University of Gdańsk and Prof. Harald Weinfurter from the University of Munich have been named as the recipients of the fifth edition of the COPERNICUS Polish-German Scientific Award, presented by the Foundation for Polish Science and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The recipients were awarded the distinction for the research they have conducted jointly in quantum physics.

We are happy to announce the opening of the call for applications for the 2014/15 edition of the Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information: Foundations of Future Information Technologies (DP-PMI).


We are happy to announce the launching of the Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information: Foundations of Future Information Technologies (DP-PMI).

The DP-PMI aims at providing advanced curricular and research training in the recent developments and fundamental challenges in information sciences and technologies.

The DP-PMI is hosted by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), the School of Science and Engineering of the University of Lisbon, in Portugal, and eight associated research centres.

The First Workshop on Parallel Quantum Computing (ParQ 2013) will be held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compiler Techniques (PACT 2013) in Edinburgh, United Kingdom on 8th of September 2013.

The 10th workshop on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL) will take place at ICFO in Castelldefels, Barcelona between 17th and 19th JULY 2013.


The third AQuA Student Congress on Quantum Information and Computation will take place from the 30th August-1st September 2013 at Imperial College London.

This event directly follows the QuICC summer school and provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to present their current research through a short presentation or a poster. This allows students to meet their peers and learn about their research whilst gaining valuable experience showcasing their work in a relaxed environment.

The discussions at and around the next summit of the European Union heads of states and governments, which is scheduled for 22 and 23 November, will be decisive in determining the EU research budget for the next seven years. Several Member States are demanding severe cuts on the total EU budget and research will have to compete with other policy priorities.