Physicists at [http://jila.colorado.edu/ JILA] have for the first time observed chemical reactions near absolute zero, demonstrating that chemistry is possible at ultralow temperatures and that reaction rates can be controlled using quantum mechanics, the peculiar rules of submicroscopic physics.

The Quantum Many-Body Systems Division (Prof. Bloch) at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics is seeking applicants for PhD positions within the group. The research of the group is focused on the field of ultracold bosonic and fermionic quantum gases with a special interest in strongly correlated quantum systems, quantum information processing and quantum optical applications.

Application deadline: 
Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Department/Group of Applied Physics, led by Prof. Nicolas Gisin, at the University of Geneva is inviting motivated people to apply for several open PhD and Post-Doctoral positions, working on experimental and theoretical aspects of quantum communication and nonlocality.

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This is a reminder that the deadline of Wed., 20 Jan. for applications for POSTDOCS at Mittag-Leffler for the Quantum Information program is very close.

From the blog: [...] Today, at the Neural Information Processing Systems conference (NIPS 2009), we show the progress we have made. We demonstrate a detector that has learned to spot cars by looking at example pictures. It was trained with adiabatic quantum optimization using a D-Wave C4 Chimera chip. There are still many open questions but in our experiments we observed that this detector performs better than those we had trained using classical solvers running on the computers we have in our data centers today.