More Postdocs, Conferences, Oh My!

Singapore/Oxford quantum nanoscience postdoc:

ADVERT: Two postdocs in Quantum Nanoscience Theory: Fundamental physics and high-level structures.
The two postdoctoral researchers in the theory of quantum information and technologies will be appointed to work jointly in Singapore and in Oxford, UK. The researchers will be employed by the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) in Singapore, but will spend up to 10 months each year working in the University of Oxford. The appointments are for 3 years, and form part of a larger initiative on quantum nanoscience. The annual salary is up to $86,000 Singapore dollars (approx. $63,800) plus housing benefits. Each individual will be supervised by two of the following researchers: Simon Benjamin, Bob Coecke, Dieter Jaksch, Vlatko Vedral. The posts are available immediately and will be advertised until they are filled. It is hoped that the appointees will be in post on or before the 4th Jan 2011.  For more information including further particulars and selection criteria please email Irene Tan <irene.tan [atatat]>.
Further particulars:
Selection criteria:

Are you good at quantum information theory?  BBN:

Title: Quantum Optical Information Theorist
Department: Disruptive Information Processing Technologies
Location: Cambridge MA
Raytheon BBN Technologies’ Disruptive Information Processing Technologies Business Unit, located in Cambridge, MA, is seeking a qualified theorist with a strong background in quantum optics and information theory. The ideal candidate should have a good working knowledge of Fourier optics, optical imaging, stochastic processes, estimation theory, digital communications and coding theory, and be familiar with quantum measurement theory. The candidate will join a highly entrepreneurial group of researchers advancing optical communications and imaging technologies by pursuing an in-depth study of the fundamental limits on the information carrying capacity of light waves. The candidate will work with experts in quantum information theory in leading efforts in developing a deep understanding of designing quantum-limited optical communications and imaging systems, and will also provide strong theory support to diverse new and existing efforts on quantum, atomic, superconducting and optical phenomena. Position responsibilities will include building and developing novel information theoretical understanding of quantum optical systems, as well as working closely with experimentalists to perform modeling and simulation of advanced concepts in a system environment.

And Howard sends a note for a conference in Florida in April with an abstract due date of Oct. 2010:

I encourage you and your students and/or associates to participate in the conference QUANTUM INFORMATION AND COMPUTATION IX (DS216) to be held during the SPIE International Symposium on Defense, Security and Sensing, 25-29 April 2011 in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Please see the website:

The Second International Conference on Quantum Information and Technology


On October 21st and 22nd of 2010, the Japanese National Institute of Informatics will be hosting a satellite conference to the conference “Updating Quantum Cryptography and Communications 2010” ( <>).  This will be a follow up to our conference in 2009, “The Second International Conference on Quantum Information and Technology (ICQIT)”,  We would like to put out a general call for participation in this event.  The short conference focuses on,

  • Active quantum devices for quantum communications and quantum computation,
  • System development for quantum computers, repeater networks and quantum simulators,
  • Experimental progress in solid state and optics based quantum devices,
  • Computational Models for large scale computation, specifically topological coding techniques
  • Classical control of large scale quantum systems

The current list of accepted invited speakers are,
Keiichi Edamatsu (Tohoku Univ, Japan)
Masatoshi Fujisawa (TiTech, Tokyo)
Masahito Hayashi (Tohoku Univ, Japan)
Miguel A. Martin-Delgado (Universidad Complutense, Madrid)
Susumu Noda (Kyoto University)
Jeremy O’Brien (Bristol University, U.K.)
Michele Trupke (WUT, Austria)
Andrew White (UQ, Australia)
To find out more information about the conferences (and more especially important dates) please visit the website at .  Key information includes
1.  Registration is free for all participants
2.  Abstract submission for posters and contributed talks is the 15th Sept.  Abstracts should be no longer than one page in pdf format. They should be emailed directly to Simon Devitt at devitt [here is the at]
3.  Notification of Acceptance of contributed talks and posters is 20th Sept
4.  Registration for Poster presentations and Contributed talks is on the 30th of Sept. 5.  Registration for general participation can be made at any time. However, to adequately cater for this event, we would kindly ask that you register online before the 30th of sept.
Next this conference will be publishing a proceedings in the journal  of “Progress in Informatics”.  Final papers will be due on the 31st Oct 2010 for participates associated with the conference. Contributions will also be considered from those not attending the conference but need to submitted directly to the journal before 30th Sept 2010 <>.
Please feel free to contact Simon Devitt (devitt [here is the at ] regarding any queries on conference participation or local information in Tokyo.
Best Regards,
Kae Nemoto,
Masahide Sasaki,
Simon Devitt.
Bill Munro.

3rd Practical Quantum Cryptography Winter School

ID Quantique is holding it’s third school on practical quantum cryptography. Keynote speakers include Nicolas Gisin, Renato Renne, and Vadim Makarov (cool Quantum Hacking Group).

I am glad to inform you that the “3rd Winter School on Practical Quantum Cryptography” will take place from January 17 to 20, 2011
You will find some info under
And the brochure under
and testimonies on previous edition

QEC 07 / TQC 08 Deadlines Near

The deadline for QEC07 contributed talks and posters is only a week away, September 30. Contribute, peoples! (The deadline for registration is Halloween October 31.)
The deadline for TQC 08 is also September 30th.
So who wants to try for the difecta and spend all night on the 29th preparing to submit?!

QIP 2008 in New Delhi

A slightly panicked email correspondent notes that QIP 2008’s deadline is fast approaching: September 20. QIP’s webpage is here, allthough it seems to be really slow to load, so you might try google’s cache version here.
I had heard that the next QIP would be in China, but recently heard a rumor that it would be
in Albuquerque (mmm, green chiles.)
Update: Cris Moore (no “h”, peoples!) writes to say that QIP 2009 will indeed be in New Mexico (mmm, sopaipillas.)

FOCS 2007, 4 Quantum

The list of FOCS 2007 papers has been posted (via Geomblog). Quantum papers:

Andrew M. Childs, Leonard J. Schulman and Umesh V. Vazirani.
Quantum algorithms for hidden nonlinear structures
Oded Regev and Ben Toner.
Simulating Quantum Correlations with Finite Communication
[not available online yet 🙁 ]
Dorit Aharonov, Daniel Gottesman, Sandy Irani and Julia Kempe.
The power of quantum systems on a line
Andris Ambainis, Andrew Childs, Ben Reichardt, Robert Spalek and Shengyu
Any AND-OR formula of size N can be evaluated in time N^{1/2+o(1)} on a quantum computer
[arXiv:0704.3628 and arXiv:quant-ph/0703015]

QEC'07 Speaking/Poster Spots Open

From Daniel Lidar, spots open for contributed speakers at QEC’07:

There are still contributed speaker and poster slots left for QEC’07. We
would very much appreciate your assistance in spreading the word and
helping us make the conference a success. Please encourage your
students/postdocs/colleagues to submit an abstract and participate in
the conference. All pertinent information is available on the conference
site The registration and payment deadline is Oct. 31, 2007.
With best wishes, and looking forward to seeing you at USC in December,
Daniel, Todd, and Paolo


Conference in Italy, applications due June 30th:

Dear Colleague,
we would like to remind you that the conference:
“Noise, Information and Complexity @ Quantum Scale”
will be held at E. Majorana Centre (Erice, Italy)
4th- 10th November, 2007.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Fabio Marchesoni,
Stefano Mancini
Physics Department
University of Camerino

QEC07 Registration Now Open

I hear it is warm in Southern California in winter. Registration for QEC 07, organized by Daniel Lidar, Todd Brun, and Paolo Zanardi, is now open:

The University of Southern California’s Center for Quantum Information Science & Technology (CQIST) will be hosting the First International Conference on Quantum Error Correction during the week of Dec. 17, 2007. Details are available at and will be updated with a schedule and local links.
The goal of the conference is to bring together a wide group of experts to discuss all aspects of quantum error correction, decoherence control, and fault tolerance. Every effort will be made to include talks surveying the latest experimental progress, and to promote an
interaction between theoreticians and experimentalists. The morning of the first day of the conference will be devoted to a tutorial session. A special emphasis will be made on student participation, through 50 guaranteed student spots, and student travel grants.
The conference is now open for registration and submission of contributed talks and posters. We invite you to participate and would be grateful if you could forward the announcement to others who might be interested.

AQIS 2007, Kyoto, Japan

Come to Japan! See who can eat more sushi, Dave or Scott?

Asian Conference on Quantum Information Science
September 3-6, 2007
Shiran Kaikan, Kyoto University
Webpage Poster here.