quantum technologies

Dates: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Registration deadline: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

It is my pleasure to announce the conference "Quantum Technologies in Space" to be held in Malta from Sunday to Friday, March 26 to 31, 2017. This meeting is being organised on behalf of COST Action CA15220 QTSpace.

PhD position in CQT Singapore in “Quantum computation and quantum simulation with quantum optical systems”

The positions are within the Quantum Optics and Quantum Simulators Group lead by Dr. Dimitris G. Angelakis in the Centre of Quantum Technologies (http://quantumlah.org/research/group/index.php?PI=20).

Application deadline: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

STIQUAC
Self-Testing In QUAntum Cryptography

Positions available:
1 postdoc and 2 PhD student positions are available in this project.

Application deadline: 
Friday, November 18, 2016

We are searching for two highly motivated researchers to join us as Postdoctoral Fellows in the areas of Quantum Information Science and Quantum Foundations.

Application deadline: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

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.

Location: 
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
HK

Launched in 2014, the York Centre for Quantum Technologies is a cross-departmental, interdisciplinary initiative aimed at further developing the University’s substantial expertise into quantum research. Based on an initial partnership between the departments of Physics, Maths and Computer Science, and with the intent to expand to include other departments, the Centre aims to foster new collaborations across all areas of quantum theory, and in particular their applications to emerging quantum technologies.

The research focus of the affiliated staff is wide-ranging, covering various application areas: quantum communications, sensing, imaging and computing technologies and quantum thermodynamics (with potential applications to satellite technology).

Location: 
University of York
Heslington
York
United Kingdom
53° 56' 44.9124" N, 1° 2' 48.5088" W
GB
Dates: 
Monday, August 29, 2016
Registration deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The 2016 International Summer School on Quantum Information Computing & Control (QuICC) will be held between the 29th August and 2nd September at Lancaster University. This event is organised by students from the doctoral training centres at Imperial College London. It aims to bring together experimental and theoretical physicists studying quantum phenomena in a variety of systems.

Dates: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Submission deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2016
Registration deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2016

Many-body physics with photons and polaritons is a highly interdisciplinary field, merging diverse areas such as nano-photonics, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, and quantum technologies. The inherent accessibility to local observables, and the ability to probe out-of-equilibrium phenomena make driven many-body photonic systems especially promising for a variety of applications in quantum simulations and quantum computing, as well as in materials science and optical circuitry.

Postdoc jobs (x2) at University of Strathclyde in Quantum Technologies (cold clocks/rotation sensors) closing 09/09/15 ( https://strathvacancies.engageats.co.uk/ViewVacancyV2.aspx?enc=mEgrBL4XQ... )

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Applications are invited from UK or EU nationals for a number of fully-funded PhD positions in the Optics Division of the Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde, for entry in October 2015 (http://brightrecruits.com/job/6881/phd-positions-in-quantum-technologies).

Application deadline: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015