Carbon as a razor-thin transparent foil is one of the innovations presented by the "Munich-Centre of Advanced Photonics" (MAP) at the "LASER – World of Photonics" on May 23-26 in Munich. High-power lasers knock out pulsed ion beams out of these foils, which will be used as a low-cost and gentle alternative for cancer therapy in a few years. At the joint booth of the Bavarian Universities (B2.407) MAP and the future "Centre for Advanced Laser Applications" (CALA) present how cancer diagnostics and therapy benefit from the new lasers.

This is a call for contributions to a special issue of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical dedicated to coherent states. The motivation behind this special issue is to gather in a single comprehensive volume the main aspects (past and present), latest developments, different viewpoints and directions being followed in this multidisciplinary field. Given the impressive development of the field in the past two decades, the topicality of such a volume can hardly be overemphasized.

Dates: 
Sunday, January 22, 2012

After three very successful editions in 2009, 2010 and 2011, ID Quantique is proud to announce that the fourth edition will take place in January 2012 in the Swiss Alps. The goal of this Winter School is to introduce, to a general audience of physicists and computer scientists with little or no background in practical quantum cryptography, this exciting topic in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere. Special emphasis will be put on practical quantum cryptography system design. The emerging applications of this promising technology will also be discussed.

Dates: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

We are inviting you to participate in the 1st International Conference on Quantum Technologies (ICQT-2011) taking place in Moscow during July 13-17, 2011. This conference is planned as a kick-off meeting of the fresh born Russian Quantum Center (RQC), the associate of Skolkovo Foundation. The first RQC conference will bring together interdisciplinary experts from various fields exploring frontiers of quantum technologies.

This postdoctoral work will tackle the crucial question of the practical security of QKD systems. Indeed, while QKD can theoretically be proven absolutely secure, practical implementations may suffer from technological and protocol-operational imperfections that an attacker could exploit in order to compromise the security of the key establishment.

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011