Professor Immanuel Bloch, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Professor for experimental physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, has been elected by the EPS for the “2011 Prize for Fundamental Aspects of Quantum Electronics and Optics”. The award is given to him for his “pioneering work on exploring quantum many-body systems using ultracold quantum gases for quantum simulation and quantum information applications.”
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Dates: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Registration deadline: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011

The workshop aims at bringing together leading experts on the subject with young and motivated researchers in a scientifically stimulating atmosphere.

Dates: 
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Registration deadline: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Following the traditions of Laboratoire de physique Mathematique et subatomique of Mentouri University, Constantine, Algeria, This international conference is a scientific meeting gathering well known researchers in the fields of mathematical physics, quantum computing and information theory,high energy physics, quantum gravity and cosmology

ID Quantique SA announced the successful completion of the longest running project for testing Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) in a field environment. The main goal of the SwissQuantum network, installed in the Geneva metropolitan area in March 2009, was to validate the reliability and robustness of QKD in continuous operation over a long time period in a field environment. The quantum layer ran stably for nearly 2 years until the completion of the project in January 2011, confirming the viability of QKD as a commercial encryption technology.

PhD Positions in Many-Body Theory of Ultra-cold Atoms

Center for Optical Quantum Technologies, University of Hamburg, Germany

We offer three PhD positions, available immediately, at the newly created Center for Optical Quantum Technologies (ZOQ). In a vibrant, communicative environment, we study a wide range of quantum phenomena, from technological aspects of ultra-cold atom systems to fundamental questions of many-body theory. We use both analytical approaches, e.g. field-theoretic descriptions, as well as numerical methods, such as simulations.