On his blog Bruce Schneier writes "I'm always in favor of security research, and I have enjoyed following the developments in quantum cryptography. But as a product, it has no future. It's not that quantum cryptography might be insecure; it's that cryptography is already sufficiently secure."

Researchers in China and Europe have entangled a record-breaking 10 quantum bits — an important breakthrough in the quest to develop practical quantum computers.

Atoms have been combined for the first time into tightly bound molecules in large numbers at temperatures close to absolute zero.
This is good news for scientists who hope to have greater control over basic chemical reactions and for those who want to build a new
kind of computer, one based on mysterious quantum behavior.

Post doctoral and PhD positions are available at Data Storage Institute, Singapore
Two positions are available in a newly founded group to motivated scientists in the field of experimental quantum optics. The mainstream project is focused on generation of quantum light and its various applications. In particular, we will work on:

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The department of physics at the Universite de Sherbrooke invites applications for a postdoctoral position in quantum information theory in the group of Alexandre Blais. The group’s main area of research is the physics of superconducting qubits and solid-state realizations of quantum optics (circuit QED). We offer an active and stimulating research environment, enhanced by strong local and international collaborations.

Application deadline: 
Thursday, December 11, 2008

INSTITUTE FOR QUANTUM INFORMATION
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Postdoctoral Research Positions

The Institute for Quantum Information at the California Institute of Technology will have postdoctoral scholar positions available beginning in September 2009. Researchers interested in all aspects of quantum information science are invited to apply. The appointment is contingent upon completion of a Ph.D.

Application deadline: 
Sunday, December 14, 2008

CENTER FOR THE PHYSICS OF INFORMATION
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Postdoctoral Research Positions

The Center for the Physics of Information at the California Institute of Technology will have postdoctoral scholar positions available beginning in September 2009. Researchers interested in all aspects of the interface between information science and physical science are invited to apply. The appointment is contingent upon completion of a Ph.D.

Application deadline: 
Sunday, December 14, 2008

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for postdoctoral positions in the areas of quantum gravity, string theory, quantum information, cosmology, quantum foundations and particle physics. We will consider applications in all of these areas. Exceptional applicants in related areas, such as condensed matter physics, are encouraged to apply. The postdoctoral positions are normally for a period of three years. Outstanding candidates may also be considered for a senior postdoctoral position with a five-year term.

Application deadline: 
Friday, November 14, 2008

How heavy or how big can an object be before losing its quantum properties and obeying to the laws of classical physics? This question drives many research groups all around the globe. Answers still remain to be given as currently there are no systems which allow observing the expected tiny signatures of quantum effects in macroscopic objects. The novel system developed in the MPG Junior Research Group “Laboratory of Photonics” led by Dr. Tobias Kippenberg could resolve this problem.

For years, physicists have been heralding the revolutionary potential of using quantum mechanics to build a new generation of supercomputers, unbreakable codes, and ultra-fast and secure communication networks. The brave new world of quantum technology may be a big step closer to reality thanks to a team of University of Calgary researchers that has come up with a unique new way of testing quantum devices to determine their function and accuracy.