QEC 17 : Registration and Abstract Submission

4th International Conference on Quantum Error Correction (QEC17) will be held on Sept. 11-15, 2017 at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

Poster abstracts due on May 31, 2017.

More information qec2017.org

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CS job at Georgia Tech

Computer Science at Georgia Tech is hiring tenure-track faculty. Applications are due Dec. 15.


At Georgia Tech there is a new Center for Research into Novel Computing Hierarchies (which includes quantum computation)



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Postdoc in Quantum Information Theory at the University of Sydney


Quantum Physics Research Group
School of Physics
Faculty of Science
Reference 1794/1016

  • Help be a part of understanding the `big questions’ in quantum science
  • Join a well-supported, collaborative team
  • Full time for 3 years, remuneration package: $104K-$139K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)

The University of Sydney is Australias first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

Applications are invited for the appointment to the position at Research Associate level/ Research Fellow level in Quantum Information Theory at the Quantum Physics Research Group, School of Physics. Our theory group leads core research projects in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS), as well as the Army Research Office (ARO), USA, and is a joint research collaboration between Professor Stephen BartlettProfessor Andrew Doherty, and Associate Professor Steven Flammia.
We require multiple postdoctoral theorists to undertake research in quantum information theory and/or quantum many-body physics, on topics that align with the research directions currently pursued by the theory group.
The following skills and experience are essential for this role, please see the bottom of the page for full requirements.

Selection criteria for Level A

Applicants for this position must satisfy the following essential criteria:

  • a PhD in Physics or a related discipline
  • demonstrated capacity to conduct theoretical research in quantum information theory or quantum many-body physics and work in a team environment
  • excellent oral and written communication skills

In addition to the criteria for A, the below is in addition for the criteria for Level B

  • a strong background in quantum information theory or related areas
  • a track record of having conducted research independently

The positions are fixed term for three years, subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period for new appointees. Further offer of up to one year may be available subject to funding and performance.

In addition to the selection criteria, 2 references only are required please send them to  with the subject line “1794/1016 Reference”
The Quantum Physics Research Group supports a flexible working environment; subject to visa restrictions, this opportunity is available as either a full-time or part-time position.
Some assistance towards relocation cost and visa sponsorship may be available for successful appointees if required.

To be considered, it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. 
For guidance on how to apply visit:How to apply for an advertised position.
General enquiries can be directed to Dan Kuhner on 02 8627 0934, and Academic enquiries to 

 11:30pm 28 November 2016
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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Andrea Morello wins Landauer-Bennett Award

Andrea Morello is the inaugural winner of the Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing.

Congratulations to Andrea!

Thanks to IBM for sponsoring the award!

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Faculty position in CS at University of Maryland

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland is hiring new faculty this year, with multiple positions available in multiple areas.  We anticipate hiring in quantum information as part of this search, and we encourage strong candidates to apply.  The successful candidate will be part of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (quics.umd.edu), a partnership between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  For more information, please see the job advertisement:
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Postdoc Positions at Microsoft

The Quantum Architectures and Computation (QuArC) group of Microsoft Research Station Q is looking for exceptional postdoctoral candidates.  Positions are available beginning in the spring/summer/fall of 2017. We are seeking candidates with a strong background in areas such as quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, quantum computation, and/or quantum circuit design and optimization.

Application deadline: October 1, 2016

In order to be considered, please apply and upload your application materials online at: https://careers.research.microsoft.com/

In the online application, click on the following choices:

  • Position interested in: PostDoctorate
  • Location: Redmond, WA, USA
  • Research Areas of Interest: Quantum Computing
  • Microsoft Research Contact: Svore, Krysta

Application materials should include:

  • Current CV
  • Letters of reference will be directly requested from your referees by the application tool. (A minimum of 3 references required)
  • 1-3 page statement of research

Direct questions to ksvore AT microsoft DOT com

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

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KITP: Quantum Physics of Information Program

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Phyiscs (KITP) will hold a program, Quantum Physics of Information, in Santa Barbara from September 18 to December 15, 2017. Applications are now being accepted, and are due by October 2, 2016. More information about the program and a link to the online application are available at


Due to space and financial constraints we may not be able to accommodate everyone who applies. There will also be a conference associated with the program, entitled Frontiers of Quantum Information Physics, held from October 9-13, 2017.

Some of the topics covered in the program are quantum computational complexity in physics and the simulation of physical systems, advances in concepts and methods of quantum information of relevance to many body physics and thermodynamics, as well as the role of quantum information in quantum gravity, field theory, and the foundations of quantum theory.

KITP programs differ from many conferences and workshops in that they are based on long-term visits to foster collaboration and do research on site. For this reason, KITP strongly encourages theorists to stay for as long as possible, with three weeks being the minimum stay for a regular participant. We understand, however, that experimentalists often cannot manage long visits but can have a big impact even in a week, so we can be more flexible for them.

KITP provides office and computing facilities on-site at UC Santa Barbara and provides lodging support to all program participants.

Questions can be directed to the program organizers: Fernando Brandao, Veronika Hubeny, Stephen Jordan, and Renato Renner. Additionally, Daniel Harlow, Patrick Hayden, and John Preskill are the scientific advisors for this program.

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Postdoc Fellowships at U. New Mexico

The Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) is a research center headquartered at the University of New Mexico (UNM), with a node at the University of Arizona (UA), and an NSF-funded Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP).

CQuIC is seeking to hire up to four theory postdoctoral fellows at UNM, with flexible start dates over the next year. The core faculty at CQuIC are F. Elohim Becerra, Carlton Caves (Director), Ivan Deutsch, Poul Jessen (UA), and Akimasa Miyake; these are the Project Directors (PDs) for the FRHTP. There are ten Senior Collaborating Participants (SCPs) associated with the FRHTP, all at other institutions: Howard Barnum, Grant Biedermann, Robin Blume-Kohout, Gavin Brennen, Joshua Combes, Yuan-Yu Jau, Andrew Landahl, Gerard Milburn, Timothy Ralph, and Rolando Somma.

Theoretical research at CQuIC is focused on (i) foundational investigations in quantum information, control, and measurement; (ii) quantum control of qudit systems; (iii) quantum control and squeezing of collective atomic spins; (iv) analog quantum computation and simulation. Theoretical research ranges from abstract topics in quantum information theory to detailed modeling and protocol design for experiments involving cold atoms and/or quantum-optical systems. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with the PDs and SCPs on CQuIC’s core research interests, to develop new research directions for CQuIC’s research portfolio, to pursue independent lines of research, and to participate in managing center-wide activities.

Information about ongoing activities at CQuIC can be found at cquic.unm.edu. Questions about these positions should be directed to the Search Coördinator at .

A successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a PhD in physics or a related discipline by the time of employment. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of accomplishment as a theorist in some part of quantum information science; demonstrated potential for research accomplishment at CQuIC; demonstrated potential to contribute to center-wide research-training and scientific-outreach activities; demonstrated potential to work productively with CQuIC personnel at all levels; demonstrated specific interest in CQuIC research; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Applicants must apply at UNMJobs (https://unmjobs.unm.edu), Position No. 0836099; applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV (including list of publications), and a statement of research interests and plans (pdf files, please) and should specify the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three references. Applicants should ask each of their references to submit a letter of recommendation to . Formal review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, but applications will continue to be reviewed until all positions are filled and at least until the end of January 2017.

A successful applicant will become a CQuIC Postdoctoral Fellow, with a contract for one year and the expectation that the appointment will be renewed for two additional years upon satisfactory performance.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. CQuIC is committed to assembling a diverse work force of researchers in quantum information science. Qualified women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS, http://quics.umd.edu) is seeking exceptional candidates for the QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowships in Quantum Information and Computer Science.

QuICS is a research partnership between the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with the support and participation of the Research Directorate of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. Located at the University of Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C., the center advances research and education in quantum computer science and quantum information theory. Ongoing projects at QuICS include theoretical and experimental research on quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, quantum communication, quantum error correction and fault tolerance, quantum-enhanced metrology, quantum cryptography and quantum-secure cryptography, implementations of quantum information processing, foundations of quantum mechanics, applications of quantum information to physics, and more.

QuICS Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to work in close collaboration with one or ideally more than one Center Fellows, and will have opportunities to interact with leading computer scientists and theoretical and experimental physicists at UMD and NIST. Successful applicants may focus on any area of quantum information processing. Applicants are encouraged to contact QuICS Fellows directly to inquire about current research interests.

The term of appointment is two years, with a competitive salary plus benefits and a small stipend for research expenses. The application deadline for full consideration is December 1, 2016, but applications may be considered until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae including a complete publication list and a two-page Research Statement, and should arrange for three reference letters. Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7899.

The fellowships are named in honor of Douglas Hartree, who worked at NIST in the mid 1900s and who made fundamental advances in physics and computation.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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QIP 2017: Call for Submissions



The 20th Annual Conference on Quantum Information Processing (QIP 2017)

Seattle, Washington, USA

January 16-20, 2017




The international annual Quantum Information Processing (QIP) series is the premier meeting for theoretical quantum information research. Since 1998, the conference has featured breakthroughs by the leaders in the disciplines of computing, cryptography, information theory, mathematics and physics. The scientific objective of the series is to gather the theoretical quantum information community to present and discuss the latest groundbreaking work in the field.

QIP 2017 is the twentieth international conference on theoretical aspects of quantum computing, quantum cryptography, and quantum information in a series that started in Aarhus in 1998, and was last held in 2016 in Banff.

Hosted by the QuArC group at Microsoft Research in Redmond Washington and the University of Washington, QIP 2017 will feature a tutorial program, plenary talks, contributed talks, and a poster session.

Important dates:

  • Submission of talks deadline: September 27
  • Submission of posters deadline: October 25
  • Notifications: November 8
  • Tutorials: January 14 – 15 at the Westin Downtown Seattle
  • Conference: January 16 – 20 at the Westin Downtown Seattle


We invite contributions, both talks and posters, on outstanding recent research in the area of the theory of quantum information and computation.  There will be a QIP Best Student Paper prize awarded.  This year, QIP will feature parallel tracks on each day of the conference, allowing more talks and research to be showcased. Submission is via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qip2017.  For more details on submission, registration, and attending QIP 2017, visit https://www.stationq.com/qip-2017/.

Program committee:


Andris Ambainis (U of Latvia, Chair)

Itai Arad (National U of Singapore and Technion, Israel)

Salman Beigi (IPM, Tehran)

Nicolas Brunner (U Geneva)

Andre Chailloux (INRIA)

Toby Cubitt (University College London)

Runyao Duan (UTS, Sydney)

David Gosset (IBM)

Michal Horodecki (U of Gdansk)

Stacey Jeffery (Caltech)

Robin Kothari (MIT)

Anthony Leverrier (INRIA)

Maris Ozols (Cambridge)

Marco Piani (U of Strathclyde)

Stefano Pironio (U Libre Bruxelles)

David Poulin (U de Sherbrooke)

Matthew Pusey (Perimeter Institute)

Robert Raussendorf (U of British Columbia)

Jeremie Roland (U Libre Bruxelles)

Pranab Sen (TIFR, Mumbai)

Graeme Smith (JILA and U of Colorado, Boulder)

Fang Song (Portland State U)

Rolando Somma (LANL)

Kristan Temme (IBM)

Mark M. Wilde (Louisiana State U)

Xiaodi Wu (U of Oregon)

Jon Yard (U of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute)


Organizing committee:


Krysta Svore (Microsoft Research, Chair)

Michael Beverland (Microsoft Research)

Alex Bocharov (Microsoft Research)

Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft Research)

Matt Hastings (Microsoft Research)

Vadym Kliuchnikov (Microsoft Research)

Jasmin Krout (Microsoft Research)

Matt Mostad (Microsoft Research)

Martin Roetteler (Microsoft Research)

Matthias Troyer (ETH Zurich, Microsoft Research)

Nathan Wiebe (Microsoft Research)


Steering Committee:


Fernando Brandão (Caltech)

Andrew Childs (Maryland)

Andrew Doherty (USYD)

Ashley Montanaro (Bristol)

Ben Reichardt (USC)

Renato Renner (ETH Zurich)

Barry Sanders (U Calgary)

Krysta Svore (Microsoft Research, Chair)

Barbara Terhal (TU Delft)

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