Category Archives: Announcement

QIP 2015

The website is up for QIP 2015, which will be held this year in beautiful Sydney, Australia. Here is a timeline of the relevant dates: Submission of talks deadline: Sep 12, 2014 Submission of posters deadline: Oct 25, 2014 Decision on talks … Continue reading

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Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowships

The University of Sydney is now accepting applications for the Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowships. These are very competitive and prestigious university-wide fellowships, with terrific salary and benefits: a 3 year appointment with a A$99,000 annual salary and a A$25,000 discretionary research … Continue reading

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Viacheslav Belavkin

I am sad to report that Viacheslav Belavkin recently passed away. One of the rarified few who made important contributions to quantum information in the 1970’s, Belavkin’s work was and is very significant in both physics and mathematics. Belavkin won … Continue reading

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Cirac and Zoller win the Wolf Prize for physics

Ignacio Cirac and Peter Zoller were just announced as winners of the 2013 Wolf Prize for physics. I’m not sure if this is the official citation, but the Jerusalem Post is saying the prize is: for groundbreaking theoretical contributions to quantum … Continue reading

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QIP schedule up, early registration deadline ending soon

I’ll try to post something less boring soon, but for now wanted to mention that the schedule for QIP is now online, and that early registration ends on Dec 1.

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QIP 2015??

The following is a public service announcement from the QIP steering committee. (The “service” is from you, by the way, not the committee.) Have you ever wondered why the Quantum Information Processing conference seems to travel everywhere except to your … Continue reading

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QIP 2013 accepted talks, travel grants

The accepted talk list for QIP 2013 is now online. Thomas Vidick has done a great job of breaking the list into categories and posting links to papers: see here. He missed only one that I’m aware of: Kamil Michnicki’s … Continue reading

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Down Under

I have just moved to the University of Sydney to begin a permanent position here in the Department of Physics. I had a great time at the University of Washington, and I’ll miss working with the fantastic people there. I … Continue reading

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Alexei Kitaev wins Fundamental Physics Prize

Alexei Kitaev was just named as a co-recipient of the inaugural Fundamental Physics Prize, along with 8 other distinguished physicists. This is a brand new prize which was started by a Russian billionaire named Yuri Milner. More at the New York … Continue reading

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Matt Hastings wins a Simons Investigator 2012 award

The Simons Foundation has just announced the recipients of the Simons Investigator awards for 2012. These awards are similar in spirit to the MacArthur awards: the recipients did not know they were under consideration for the grant, and you can’t … Continue reading

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