EU-funded scientists in the Netherlands have managed to rapidly control the building blocks of a quantum computer by using an electric field rather than a magnetic one. In addition, the team succeeded in embedding these building blocks, known as quantum bits or qubits, in a semiconductor nanowire. The study, published in the journal Nature, could lead to advances in the field of quantum computing and communication.

Dates: 
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Monday, January 31, 2011

Quantum entanglement represents an invaluable resource for the emerging areas of quantum information and quantum technologies. The imperative towards faster processing of ever increasing quantities of data creates an arrow in the direction of multi-dimensional and multi-modal quantum entanglement. Generating entanglement of light and of light and matters in high dimensional Hilbert spaces paves the way to a breakthrough in the information capacity of QIPC protocols, and provide a fundamental resource for quantum metrology and quantum imaging.

Dates: 
Sunday, March 27, 2011

DPG Physics School on Quantum Gases in Dilute Atomic Vapour supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus - Foundation March 28th – April 1st , 2011, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

'''Organizers:''' Immanuel Bloch (MPQ Garching, LMU Munich), Artur Widera (Univ. Bonn)

Jon Cartwright at PhysicsWorld writes: ''Physicists in the US and the UK have found a way to store and read data in nuclear spins using electronic pulses. The breakthrough could help in the development of spintronic systems that process information using spins – and could also find applications in quantum computation.''

Dates: 
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Registration deadline: 
Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Foundations of Probability and Physics-6 (FPP6) conference is arranged by ICMM, International Centre for Mathematical Modelling in physics, engineering and cognitive sciences, at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden.

This is the 12th conference arranged by ICMM which is devoted to quantum foundations and quantum information, especially the clarification of fundamental questions. For previous conferences, see Lnu.se/research-groups/icmm/conferences?l=en.