Research Associate in quantum simulation for new quantum materials at Imperial College, London

– Job description
Applications are invited for a Research Associate position within the Quantum Optics and Laser Science Group of the Department of Physics. You will work on the newly established Samsung-Imperial project “Quantum Simulation and Algorithms for New Quantum Materials”.
The duties will include identifying concrete problems, developing new algorithms and implementation schemes for quantum simulations. You will have direct access to the IBM Q quantum computer with currently up to 49 qubits. In this interdisciplinary project, you will work as part of a dedicated team of two Research Associates and four PhD students led by Professor Myungshik Kim, Professor Peter Haynes, Dr Johannes Knolle, Professor Sir Peter Knight and Dr. Florian Mintert, Professor Matthew Foulkes, and Dr Mario Berta at Imperial, and Professor Sougato Bose at UCL.

– Essential Requirements
You will have a PhD in one of the following areas:
• Theory of Quantum Many-Body Systems;
• Simulation of Quantum Materials;
• Electronic Structure Calculations; or
• Quantum Information and Quantum Algorithms.

The closing date for applications is 28 June 2019. Application is available at

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Postdoctoral position in Quantum Information Theory at the University of Sydney

We invite applications for a 3-year postdoctoral research position within the School of Physics in theoretical quantum science.  The successful applicant will establish a research program in theoretical quantum science on topics that align with and complement the research directions currently pursued by the Quantum Science research group at Sydney.

Application deadline:  30 June 2019 (Australian AEST timezone)

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QEC’19 Early Registration Deadline June 10

Dear colleague,
The 5th International Conference on Quantum Error Correction (QEC’19) will be taking place this summer at Senate House, London. It aims to bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss theoretical, experimental and technological research towards robust quantum computation. Topics will include control, error correction and fault tolerance, and their interface with physics, computer science and technology research.
I’m pleased to announce that the conference programme is now available to view online:  
The conference is open for registration with an early registration deadline of June 10th. We will continue to accept submissions for poster presentations until the early registration deadline:
Participants should book their conference accommodation as soon as possible. London hotels do get fully booked, and hotel prices will rise sharply close to the conference. Please see for accommodation advice (including rooms in university student residences).
Please forward this email to colleagues who might be interested in attending QEC’19. 
We look forward to seeing you in London in July!
Dan Browne – Conference Chair
Earl Campbell – Conference Co-chair
Key dates
Early registration deadline:  10 June 2019
Registration deadline:  15 July 2019
Welcome Reception:  28 July 2019
Conference:  29 July – 2nd August 2019
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Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2019) registration now open

Registration and applications for student support for Quantum Physics
and Logic (QPL 2019) are now open.  Go to to register.

Early bird registration fee (before May 17) is $100 and $50 for
students.  Late registration fee (after May 17) is $125 and $75 for

Information about accommodation and the conference banquet will be made
available soon.  Make sure you register early to get all the updates.

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Graeme Mitchison memorial meeting (April 13th, Cambridge U.K.)

Dear all,

We are holding a one day symposium to celebrate Graeme Mitchison’s
scientific life and work, on April 13th.
It is open to all: if you plan to come please register via the link

Best wishes,

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QEC 2019 Registration Now Open

Dear colleagues,
I am very pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 5th International Conference on Quantum Error Correction. QEC’19 will be taking place at Senate House, London from
29th July to 2nd August 2019.
You can register here:
We are also open until 1st April for submissions for contributed talks
QEC highlights recent advances in quantum error correction, quantum control
and related topics and important theme of the conference is the way quantum
error correction influences other fields of research in quantum information,
quantum technologies, physics and computer science. Information about
previous conferences in the series can be found at QEC7
Senate House is a striking art-deco building which is the headquarters of the
University of London. It is situated next to the British Museum in the heart
of London. Please see our web-page for further information about the:
This conference is organised by the Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Quantum Control group of the Institute of Physics.
The conference chair is Prof. Dan Browne and the co-chair is Dr Earl Campbell.
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Quantum Physics and Logic Conference


16th International Conference on
Quantum Physics and Logic
(QPL 2019)

June 10-14, 2019
Chapman University, Orange,
California, USA

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The 16th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic
(QPL 2019) will take place at Chapman University June 10-14, 2019.

The conference brings together researchers working on mathematical
foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas,
with a focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools,
ordered algebraic and category-theoretic structures, formal languages,
semantical methods, and other computer science techniques applied to
the study of physical behaviour in general. Work that applies
structures and methods inspired by quantum theory to other fields
(including computer science) is also welcome.


April  1: abstract submission
April  7: paper submission
April 30: application for student support
May   12: notification of authors
May   17: early registration deadline
May   24: final papers ready
June 10-14: conference


John Baez (UC Riverside)
Anna Pappa (University College London)
Joel Wallman (University of Waterloo)


Ana Belen Sainz (Perimeter Institute)
Quanlong Wang (University of Oxford)


Prospective speakers are invited to submit one (or more) of the

– Original contributions consist of a 5-12 page extended abstract
that provides sufficient evidence of results of genuine interest
and enough detail to allow the program committee to assess the
merits of the work. Submission of substantial albeit partial
results of work in progress is encouraged.

– Extended abstracts describing work submitted/published elsewhere
will also be considered, provided the work is recent and relevant
to the conference. These consist of a 3 page description and should
include a link to a separate published paper or preprint.

The conference proceedings will be published in Electronic
Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS) after the
conference. Only “original contributions” are eligible to be
published in the proceedings.

Submissions should be prepared using LaTeX, and must be submitted in
PDF format. Use of the EPTCS style is encouraged. Submission is done
via EasyChair:

There will be an award for the best student paper at the discretion
of the programme committee. Papers eligible for the award are those
where all the authors are students at the time of submission.


Bob Coecke (co-chair, University of Oxford)
Matthew Leifer (co-chair, Chapman University)
Miriam Backens (University of Oxford)
Giulio Chiribella (University of Oxford)
Stefano    Gogioso    (University of Oxford)
John Harding (New Mexico State University)
Chris Heunen (The University of Edinburgh)
Matthew    Hoban (University of Oxford)
Dominic    Horsman    (University of Durham)
Kohei Kishida (Dalhousie University)
Aleks Kissinger    (Radboud University)
Joachim Kock (UAB)
Ravi Kunjwal (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Martha Lewis (University of Amsterdam)
Dan Marsden (University of Oxford)
David Moore (Pictet Asset Management)
Michael Moortgat (Utrecht University)
Daniel Oi (University of Strathclyde)
Ognyan Oreshkov    (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Anna Pappa (University College London)
Dusko Pavlovic (University of Hawaii)
Simon Perdrix (CNRS, Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble, University
of Grenoble)
Neil Ross (Dalhousie University)
Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (Queen Mary University of London)
Ana Belén Sainz    (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Peter Selinger (Dalhousie University)
Sonja Smets (University of Amsterdam)
Pawel Sobocinski (University of Southampton)
Robert Spekkens    (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Isar Stubbe (Université du Littoral)
Benoît Valiron (LRI – CentraleSupelec, Univ. Paris Saclay)
Jamie Vicary (University of Oxford)
Alexander Wilce (Susquehanna University)
Mingsheng Ying (University of Technology, Sydney)
Margherita Zorzi (University of Verona)
Magdalena Anna Zych (The University of Queensland)


Bob Coecke (University of Oxford)
Prakash Panangaden (McGill University)
Peter Selinger (Dalhousie University)


Lorenzo Catani (Chapman University)
Justin Dressel (Chapman University)
Matthew Leifer (Chapman University)
Drew Moshier (Chapman University)

For further information, please contact .

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Postdoc or Research Assistant Position at National University of Ireland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant or Post-Doctorate Researcher with the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Monday 18th March 2019
The goal of this project is a theoretical investigation of Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) Computers (  The successful candidate will, depending on the strengths and preferences of the applicant, contribute to some, or all, of the duties below.
    ·         Developing theoretical techniques for simulation of quantum circuits using, for example, stabilizer-based simulators or tensor-network based simulators.
    ·         Writing a high-performance software implementation (e.g. in Python) of simulation, compilation and/or optimization techniques.
    ·         Designing and implementing/simulating error-correction, fault-tolerance and compilation schemes that incorporate information about real-world devices viz. connectivity and noise types/rates.
    ·         Contribute to research outputs of the group (publications, software)
Informal enquires to

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STAQ Quantum Ideas Summer School


Quantum Ideas Summer School

June 17-21 at Duke University

Confirmed Speakers: Hanhee Paik (IBM), Akimasa Miyake (UNM), Fred Chong (Chicago), Iman Marvian (Duke), Jungsang Kim (Duke), and Ken Brown (Duke)

Registration is open now and closes March 15.

STAQ Summer School Flyer

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Postdocs and summer jobs at Argonne

The quantum computing group at Argonne National Laboratory is looking for postdoctoral scholars and summer students to perform research in quantum computing. Research topics of interest include quantum networking, quantum algorithms, quantum distributed systems, quantum error correction, and simulations of quantum networks.
Interested candidates should send their CV to the project lead Martin Suchara at . Candidates for postdoctoral positions can also apply directly at for a position with requisition number 405345. The postdoctoral position advertisement is attached.
The quantum computing group at Argonne National Laboratory is part of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, a research hub that is building a 30-mile quantum teleportation network. Our group members have the opportunity to collaborate with leading experts across the laboratory divisions and at partner institutions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, relocation, and assistance with visa processing for international candidates.
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