New results in quantum cryptography show that the original protocol based on Bell's inequality is so powerful that it extends beyond the quantum realm. In the recent issue of Physics World Artur Ekert traces it all back to Einstein's considerations about physical reality.

Post-Doctoral fellowships at the Institute for Quantum Computing

The Institute for Quantum Computing is inviting applications for postdoctoral positions in all aspects of quantum information processing, bridging areas from fundamental theory to physical implementations.

Researchers in Austria, Germany and the US, proposed a scheme to couple the motion of a single atom with a crystal membrane. This scheme could be used to observe quantum-mechanical effects on a larger scale than ever before.

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, CO, have demonstrated multiple computing operations on quantum bits--a crucial step toward building a practical quantum computer.

Professor (W2) in Theoretical Physics

The successful candidate is expected to do research in quantum information theory, the dynamics of large complex quantum systems, or the space-time aspects of quantum dynamics.

The position will be based at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, and is associated with the research cluster QUEST (Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research).
Close collaboration with QUEST and with the quantum information group of R. F. Werner is expected.

Screening will begin on September 15th.