quantum computing

The Schools of Engineering and Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the broadly defined field of quantum science and engineering with particular emphasis on all aspects of quantum computing and information. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any particular specialization area or department affiliation.

Application deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Research Scientist for Quantum Computing will design experiments to run on emerging hardware to give insights into quantum approaches to NASA problems of interest, explore the robustness of the hardware, develop best practice programming techniques for quantum hardware, and illuminate the inner workings to better understand the mechanisms that can be used to provide a quantum computational advantage.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Application deadline: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

PhD projects in “quantum physics and quantum simulations” in CQT Singapore

The positions are within the Quantum Optics and Quantum Simulators Group lead by Dr. Dimitris G. Angelakis. The group's research interests span most aspects of theoretical quantum physics and its applications in implementing quantum computation and quantum simulations.

PhD projects will involve the study of quantum optical systems such superconducting qubits, slow light systems, quantum nano-photonic arrays for building quantum simulators and quantum computers.

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

There are two PhD positions currently advertised in the Insititute for Informatics at the University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. These positions are advertised across disciplines in computer science so if you want to apply to do a PhD on the mathematical theory of quantum information, quantum machine learning, quantum computing, and/or quantum networks, or related topics, then please mention that you would like to work with Professor Matthew G. Parker.
For more questions regarding possible research topics then please feel free email him at:

Application deadline: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017

We are seeking for a PhD student (stipend 4500 PLN netto) and a master student (stipend 1500 PLN netto). The positions are founded form the project "Quantum information with restricted resources: classical simulation, extensions to universality and applications to cryptography and sensing" awarded by Foundation for Polish Science.

Details for the master student position:

Application deadline: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Applications are being accepted for postdoctoral research fellow positions in quantum information and device theory at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) at the University of Maryland-College Park.

Application deadline: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

A PhD scholarship is available for research in topologically ordered phases and their use in quantum devices and topological quantum computation.

Application deadline: 
Monday, January 30, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Registration deadline: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Do not miss out this year’s Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics!

It will take place 26-30 June 2017 at the Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, in the beautiful surroundings of Lyngby (near Copenhagen). Some information about the event can be found at the address www.cewqo2017.dk . The conference is preceded by a PhD summer school in optical quantum technology.

We are an interdisciplinary group led by Dr. Giulio Chiribella and based at the Computer Science Department of The University of Hong Kong.

QIFT stands for Quantum Information, Foundations, and Technologies. And this already gives you a first taste of our approach. First of all, we conduct research in Quantum Information. In short: this means that we explore new ways to process information made possible by the puzzling laws of quantum mechanics. A major focus in our work is the optimized design of quantum devices that make the best use of limited resources. We ask questions like:

• How well can we read out a signal encoded in the quantum state?

• How well can a quantum particle indicate a moment in time or a direction in space?

• What is the minimum amount of energy needed to implement a desired computation?

We tackle these and many other fundamental questions with a variety of techniques, ranging from group theory to semidefinite programming and convex analysis. In fact, developing new optimization techniques for quantum information processing is one of the contributions we are proud of!

Quantum Foundations. Being familiar both with quantum advantages and quantum limitations, we are also compelled to understand what makes quantum information so special. Where does the power of quantum computers come from? What makes quantum cryptography secure? Can reduce the variety of quantum information protocols to a few simple principles?
Searching for high-level principles for quantum protocols is one of the main lines of our foundational research. We believe that, once the basic principles have been identified, inventing new quantum protocols and new quantum devices will become easier and more intuitive. Moreover, our research on the foundations gives us a unique opportunity to share the beauty of quantum mechanics with a broader public and to transfer fresh new knowledge from academia to society.

Our foundational activity is not limited to the search of high-level principles for quantum information. A more ambitious programme is to turn such principles into a foundation for the whole of quantum physics. Our approach is inspired by the motto “Quantum foundations in the light of quantum information”, coined by Gilles Brassard and Chris Fuchs. Sometimes, quantum information offers a new perspective on old questions on quantum mechanics, while some other times it motivates entirely new questions. And sometimes, thinking about foundations can lead us to the discovery of new quantum effects and to the design of new information protocols.
For us, exploring the foundations is not a pastime, but rather a method—a way to expand the impact of quantum information and to highlight its connections with other exciting areas of physics and computer science.

Quantum technologies. Our investigations into the roots of quantum information is complemented by an interest in technological applications, especially in quantum optics. In the past few years, we analyzed experiments on new quantum technologies, such as quantum teleportation, squeezing, amplification, and purification. We developed a set of "quantum benchmarks", that is, tests that can be used to judge the performances of realistic devices. Combined with the optimal quantum protocols, the quantum benchmark indicate provide an ideal standard for the design of future experiments.

Working on an emerging technology, we strongly desire to see the object of our research make an impact in the real world. Sometimes it turns out that the optimal devices predicted theoretically cannot be easily implemented in practice. But even in those cases, knowing the ultimate in-principle limits is important, as it can serve as a compass indicating the direction for the next technological advancements. Even the most foundational layers of our research eventually aim to make a real-world impact, by identifying new working principles for the construction of quantum algorithms and communication systems, and by expanding the application of quantum technologies to the simulation of new exotic physics.

The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
22° 17' 2.5836" N, 114° 8' 16.2204" E
Monday, July 18, 2016
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Registration deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The preliminary programme for the Quantum Machine Learning Workshop 18-22 July 2016 at the Palm Dune Beach Lodge in South Africa is now online: http://www.quantummachinelearning.org/programme.html. We allocated plenty of time for talks and breaks in order to facilitate a focussed and intimate discussion. The talks start on Monday afternoon and end on Friday midday to allow for convenient travel arrangements.

The keynote speakers are (in alphabetical order):