Sunday, November 14, 2010

The workshop is devoted to latest developments in quantum information:

- topological quantum computation, monoidal categories, modular functors, topological quantum field theory, quantum knots, anyons and fractional quantum Hall effect.
- measurement based quantum computation and optical lattices.
- adiabatic quantum computation and Josephson junction.
- simulation of physical systems, frustration free models, matrix product states and AKLT.
- measures of entanglement and spin chains.
- quantum state transfer

The Laboratoire d'Information Quantique at the University of Brussels invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The group is composed of two faculty members, Serge Massar and Stefano Pironio, whose research interests cover both theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum information science.

We are currently offering a postdoctoral position and two PhD positions to highly motivated and well-qualified young researchers who intend to enhance their scientific career in the field of Quantum Information Theory and/or Quantum Optics. The positions are associated with the research group of Barbara Kraus at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria. The appointed candidates could start at their earliest convenience.

Post-doctoral Research Associates in Quantum Computing, Quantum
Information Theory & Foundations

Salary: £27,319-£35,646
Limit of tenure: 2 years
Closing date: 31 August 2010

Application deadline: 
Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Registration deadline: 
Saturday, November 13, 2010

This is a third edition of the Winter School on Practical Quantum Cryptography taking place in the Swiss Alps in January 2011.

The goal of this Winter School is to introduce, to a general audience of physicists and computer scientists with little or no background in practical quantum cryptography, this exciting topic in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere. Special emphasis will be put on practical quantum cryptography system design. The emerging applications of this promising technology will also be discussed.

Sunday, September 12, 2010
Registration deadline: 
Thursday, July 22, 2010

The school is aimed at an audience of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and junior post-docs. It comprises four lecture series on modern topics of quantum physics, held by international experts of the respective fields.

School of Mathematical Sciences - Division of Applied Mathematics
Research Fellow

Reference : SCI870
Closing Date : 05 August 2010
Salary : £27,319 to £35,646 per annum, depending on skills and experience
This post is available immediately and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of one year

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Olivia Meyer-Streng writes at IDW Online: ''The proton – one of the universal building-blocks of all matter – is even smaller than had previously been assumed (Nature, 8 July 2010).

Using a unique hybrid nanostructure, University of Maryland researchers have shown a new type of light-matter interaction and also demonstrated the first full quantum control of qubit spin within very tiny colloidal nanostructures (a few nanometers), thus taking a key step forward in efforts to create a quantum computer.

Edwin Cartlidge at PhysicsWorld writes: ''Physicists in the US have carried out an extremely precise test of the one of the cornerstones of modern physics – the idea that the two types of fundamental particle, bosons and fermions, follow two distinct kinds of statistical behaviour.