Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a technique that could make quantum cryptography significantly cheaper to implement, moving it nearer to possible commercial acceptance.

This post, funded by the UK's EPSRC, is required to develop coherent states as a resource in quantum technology. The successful candidate will spend two years at Queen's University Belfast, working with Professor Myungshik Kim on a joint project with Professor Sir Peter Knight at Imperial College and Professor Sougato Bose at University College London.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Gleb Gribakin (email:

*Salary scale:* £28,290 - £36,912 per annum (including contribution points)

*Closing date:* 4.00pm, Friday 6 June 2008

Ref: 08/100428

Application deadline: 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Theoretical Quantum Optics at the assistant or associate professor level to start January 2009. All applicants must have a PhD in Physics or equivalent, postdoctoral experience in theoretical quantum optics, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a strong record of research achievements in quantum optics, especially in the nexus between quantum optics and quantum information science.

Required by September 1st 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter to undertake research in Quantum Information Theory within the Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics at Queen's University Belfast and to contribute to teaching in the Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics teaching division.

Applicants should clearly state if they wish to be considered for the Reader post, the Lecturer post, or both.

Application deadline: 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

IBM bets big on spintronics, new type of memory which it says will deliver terabyte MP3 players.

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Researchers in the UK have taken a small but important step towards the creation of practical quantum computers by creating the first logic gates on a silicon chip that can process individual photons. The chip, which measures several millimetres across, reproduces an earlier version of the gate that occupied several square metres of space on an optical bench.

A new study hints that black holes might not be as good at keeping secrets as researchers have long thought. Recently [ Patrick Hayden] and [ John Preskill] have reexamined the time it would take for information to potentially escape from inside a black hole.

Slashdot has an article about the withdrawal of an article by Jonathan Oppenheim and co-authors from Physical Review Letters because they had asked for a rights agreement compatible with GFDL which Quantiki uses for its content.