James Dacey at PhysicsWorld writes: ''In a fascinating case of physics being turned on its head, a group of researchers at Yale University in the US has created an "anti-laser" that almost perfectly absorbs incoming beams of coherent light. The invention is based on a theoretical study reported last summer in which Douglas Stone and his Yale colleagues claimed that such a system could be possible in a device that they call a coherent perfect absorber (CPA).

''Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Quantum Nanophotonics - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer'''

Application deadline: 
Saturday, March 26, 2011

The AtomChip Lab (www.bgu.ac.il/atomchip) at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) is searching for high quality candidates in a variety of fields, including, research into chip fabrication for quantum optics chips with atoms, ions and photons, fundamental research into atom optics with cold atoms, and applicative research which we are conducting in collaboration with the high-tech industry into atomic clocks and magnetic sensors with both hot and cold atoms. Our sub-group in theory also has open positions for qualified candidates.

Application deadline: 
Saturday, October 22, 2011

An EU-funded team of researchers has set out to provide mathematicians with their very own periodic table ... of shapes. Researchers at Imperial College London (ICL) in the UK are collaborating with colleagues in Australia, Japan and the Russian Federation to identify the basic building blocks of all possible shapes in the universe across three, four and five dimensions, and analyse how these components relate to each other.
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Dates: 
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Registration deadline: 
Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Workshop aims to convene some of the world's experts in quantum information to discuss the latest results in this and related fields. The main aim is to provide a relaxed setting, avoiding an excess of talks, in order to stimulate discussion and new ideas.

It will also present an ideal opportunity for students beginning in the field to broaden and deepen their knowledge, especially those who will have just attended the preceding School.