Dates: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Following on from the success of last year’s event, the aim of the colloquium is to showcase recent research in quantum algorithms. We will have five excellent speakers
• Scott Aaronson (MIT)
• Matty Hoban (Oxford)
• Ashley Montanaro (University of Cambridge)
• Martin Roetteler (NEC labs, Princeton)
• Miklos Santha (LIAFA, Paris)
There is no conference fee but we ask people to register if they would like to come. We may be able to offer travel support to UK based PhD students who are unable to find funding from their home institutions.

Dates: 
Sunday, September 9, 2012

Quantum cryptography aims to achieve security from fundamental physical principles, such as the quantum mechanical phenomena of entanglement and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. In the last few years significant progress has been made in the theoretical understanding of quantum cryptography and its technological feasibility has been demonstrated experimentally. Quantum cryptography is therefore regarded as one of the most promising candidates for a future quantum technology.

There are posdocs opportunities at the Quantum Information group of the Federal Fluminense University (http://infoptics.if.uff.br/doku.php?id=startpage), in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The positions are to work at the interface between condensed matter and quantum information theory, under joint supervision of Prof. Thiago de Oliveira (tro@if.uff.br) and Prof. Marcelo Sarandy (msarandy@if.uff.br).

Application deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Two Postdoctoral Positions in Quantum Computation

University of Southern California

Dates: 
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Registration deadline: 
Thursday, January 5, 2012

Over the past two decades the field of Quantum Foundations experienced a remarkable growth, with many researchers joining the community and with a flourishing of new exciting results. This process has been boosted by the injection of fresh ideas from Quantum Information, which offered a new angle on the counterintuitive world of Quantum Mechanics and inaugurated a new pragmatic approach. Insights from Quantum Information have recently led to reconstructions of Quantum Theory from operational principles and to the discovery of unexpected links between fundamental quantum features.