Scientists of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck, Austria, have reached a milestone in the exploration of quantum gas mixtures. In an international first, the research group led by Rudolf Grimm and Florian Schreck has succeeded in producing controlled strong interactions between two fermionic elements -lithium-6 and potassium-40. This model system not only promises to provide new insights into solid-state physics but also shows intriguing analogies to the primordial substance right after the Big Bang.

Dates: 
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, May 1, 2011

DCM 2011 is the seventh in a series of international workshops focusing on new computational models. It aims to bring together researchers who are currently developing new computational models or new features of a traditional one. The goal of DCM is to foster interaction, to provide a forum for presenting new ideas and work in progress, and to enable newcomers to learn about current activities in this area. DCM 2011 will be a one-day satellite event of ICALP 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland.
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Dates: 
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Friday, April 29, 2011
Registration deadline: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Scope of the workshop: quantum structures, probability and quantum probability, quantum computing, applications.
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Important dates:
* Application form should be submitted before 31st March, 2011
* Abstract should be submitted by 30th April 2011, up to 3 pages

International Scientific Programme Committee:
Chair persons:
* Olga Nanasiova (Slovakia)
* Sylvia Pulmannova (Slovakia)

Physicists around the world are searching for the best way to realize a quantum computer. Now scientists of the team around Stefan Kuhr and Immanuel Bloch at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching/Munich) took a decisive step in this direction. They could address and change the spin of single atoms with laser light and arrange them in arbitrary patterns. In this way, the physicists strung the atoms along a line and could directly observe their tunnelling dynamics in a "racing duel" of the atoms.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Quantum Information Theory available at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at ETH Zurich. The position is associated with the research group of Prof. Matthias Christandl. For an overview over current research activities, please consult http://www.qit.ethz.ch/ .

Application deadline: 
Saturday, April 30, 2011