Dates: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Registration deadline: 
Thursday, June 2, 2011

The symposium is intended to intensify the link between the basic research areas of photonics and atomic ensembles. Leading scientists in the fields of quantum communication protocols, quantum memory and quantum repeaters, atomic ensembles, Rydberg atoms and photonic QIP will discuss new promising approaches to quantum information and communication technologies and their physical challenges.

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION ARE NOW CLOSED.

PhD/postdoc positions in quantum information and the foundations of quantum theory.

Application deadline: 
Sunday, July 10, 2011

John Matson at his Scientific American blog write: ''Quantum information science is a bit like classroom management—the larger the group, the harder it is to keep everything together. But to build a practical quantum computer physicists will need many particles working in synchrony as quantum bits, or quibits. <!--break-->Each qubit can be a 0 and a 1 simultaneously, vaulting the number-crunching power of a hypothetical quantum computer well past that of ordinary computers.

Dates: 
Friday, September 9, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Registration deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ICMIS2011 will be hosted by Sohag University in South Egypt, 10-13 Sep 2011 and will feature advances in Mathematical science and technology presented by leading African and international researchers. The conference will provide the opportunity to showcase research in mathematics, theoretical physics and information science and technology to engender dialogue and collaboration between Egyptian and international researchers.

Some Grants for Young and Early Stage Researchers are available.

The MIT Press is pleased to announce the publication of Quantum Computing: A Gentle Introduction, by Eleanor Rieffel and Wolfgang Polak.