We are very sad to inform the quantum community that professor Roman Stanisław Ingarden, famous Polish physicist, passed away on the 12th of July 2011. Before his death he worked as professor emeritus at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. His scientific achievements have been recognised worldwide. In 1976 he published the paper 'Quantum Information Theory' which is, most probably, the first documented case of using the term 'quantum information theory'.

This taught MSc course offers a comprehensive overview of the emerging applications of quantum physics to information processing and quantum coherent devices. The course syllabus includes important topics such as:

- Quantum Information Science. This teaches how quantum phenomena may be used to process information in novel ways that outperform existing information processing technologies.

- Experimental Quantum and Atom Optics. This topic covers the key techniques used to generate and manipulate quantum coherence in real experimental systems.

The Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) of Pisa is accepting applications for 27 PhD positions in the Faculty of Sciences for the 2011/2012 academic year.
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The positions are articulated as follows

* 6 positions in Physics
* 4 positions in Condensed Matter Physics
* 5 positions in Mathematics
* 3 positions in Mathematics for Industrial Technologies or for Finance
* 4 positions in Molecular Biophysics
* 4 positions in Chemistry
* 1 position in Neurobiology

Application deadline: 
Sunday, September 11, 2011

NEC Laboratories America has an opening for a Research Staff Member in the Quantum IT group in Princeton, NJ. We invite applications from world-class candidates with an exceptional track record in quantum algorithms and/or quantum circuits and who are recognized as thought-leaders by the international research community. The position addresses practical challenges that arise in the design of efficient quantum circuits but also offers a considerable amount of freedom for finding novel quantum algorithms and for interacting with experimental physicists.