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.

Scientists in Belgium and Spain have proved for the first time that new systems of quantum cryptology are much safer than current security systems.

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral position within the Ultracold Quantum Gases group of Dr. Thomas Busch in the Physics Department at University College Cork. Our theoretical group is working on testing and developing ideas in quantum engineering using systems using cold atoms. The two fellowships are in the areas of

* atom ion hybrid systems
* sub-wavelength addressing in optical lattices