PhD Fellowship-Contract MICINN-FPI 2010
A fully funded PhD Fellowship-Contract in Quantum Information and Strongly Correlated Systems is available to work under the
supervision of Prof. Miguel A. Martin-Delgado at the Departmento de Fisica Teorica I, Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas, Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain). It covers a period of 4 years: 2-year fellowship plus 2-year contract. The Fellowship-Contract is funded by the Research Grant FIS2009-10061 of
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion (MICINN) of Spain, and pays the standard stipend for living expenses in Madrid

Application deadline: 
Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Vienna Doctoral Program on Complex Quantum Systems opens the new call for application. New graduate students may be accepted to start in the program with October 2010.

The Vienna doctoral program on Complex Quantum Systems aims at providing young researchers with a comprehensive view of experimental and theoretical quantum physics. It puts a strong emphasis on quantum optics and quantum information in systems as various as photons, neutrons, mesons, atoms, molecules and solids.

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Physicists at [http://jila.colorado.edu/ JILA] have for the first time observed chemical reactions near absolute zero, demonstrating that chemistry is possible at ultralow temperatures and that reaction rates can be controlled using quantum mechanics, the peculiar rules of submicroscopic physics.

The Quantum Many-Body Systems Division (Prof. Bloch) at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics is seeking applicants for PhD positions within the group. The research of the group is focused on the field of ultracold bosonic and fermionic quantum gases with a special interest in strongly correlated quantum systems, quantum information processing and quantum optical applications.

Application deadline: 
Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Department/Group of Applied Physics, led by Prof. Nicolas Gisin, at the University of Geneva is inviting motivated people to apply for several open PhD and Post-Doctoral positions, working on experimental and theoretical aspects of quantum communication and nonlocality.

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This is a reminder that the deadline of Wed., 20 Jan. for applications for POSTDOCS at Mittag-Leffler for the Quantum Information program is very close.

From the blog: [...] Today, at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference (NIPS 2009), we show the progress we have made. We demonstrate a detector that has learned to spot cars by looking at example pictures. It was trained with adiabatic quantum optimization using a D-Wave C4 Chimera chip. There are still many open questions but in our experiments we observed that this detector performs better than those we had trained using classical solvers running on the computers we have in our data centers today.

According to NIST News Page, Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first “universal” programmable quantum information processor able to run any program allowed by quantum mechanics—the rules governing the submicroscopic world—using two quantum bits (qubits) of information. The processor could be a module in a future quantum computer, which theoretically could solve some important problems that are intractable today.

The Aspuru-Guzik group at the department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University is currently offering a one year (renewable to two years) postdoctoral position for a project on theoretical investigation of simulating physical/chemical systems with quantum computing devices.

Scientific IT Specialist

Scope of Position:

The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) seeks a creative individual with experience in both scientific research and information technology (IT) to fill a new hybrid research / IT position within the Institute. The successful applicant will bring his / her own vision to the position and help define it. A key aspect of the position is to assist PI’s scientific staff in making effective use of IT resources. We expect this position’s activities to evolve over time as needs and opportunities arise.