This post, funded by the UK's EPSRC, is required to develop coherent states as a resource in quantum technology. The successful candidate will spend two years at Queen's University Belfast, working with Professor Myungshik Kim on a joint project with Professor Sir Peter Knight at Imperial College and Professor Sougato Bose at University College London.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Gleb Gribakin (email: g.gribakin@qub.ac.uk)

*Salary scale:* £28,290 - £36,912 per annum (including contribution points)

*Closing date:* 4.00pm, Friday 6 June 2008

Ref: 08/100428

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Theoretical Quantum Optics at the assistant or associate professor level to start January 2009. All applicants must have a PhD in Physics or equivalent, postdoctoral experience in theoretical quantum optics, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a strong record of research achievements in quantum optics, especially in the nexus between quantum optics and quantum information science.

Required by September 1st 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter to undertake research in Quantum Information Theory within the Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics at Queen's University Belfast and to contribute to teaching in the Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics teaching division.

Applicants should clearly state if they wish to be considered for the Reader post, the Lecturer post, or both.

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Researchers in the UK have taken a small but important step towards the creation of practical quantum computers by creating the first logic gates on a silicon chip that can process individual photons. The chip, which measures several millimetres across, reproduces an earlier version of the gate that occupied several square metres of space on an optical bench.

A new study hints that black holes might not be as good at keeping secrets as researchers have long thought. Recently [http://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~patrick/ Patrick Hayden] and [http://www.theory.caltech.edu/~preskill/ John Preskill] have reexamined the time it would take for information to potentially escape from inside a black hole.

Slashdot has an article about the withdrawal of an article by Jonathan Oppenheim and co-authors from Physical Review Letters because they had asked for a rights agreement compatible with GFDL which Quantiki uses for its content.

The Canadian Quantum Information Summer School has become an annual Canadian tradition and welcomes students from all over the world. The Eighth installment aims to introduce the participants to quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, quantum information theory and quantum cryptography. They will also receive lectures on implementations, quantum complexity theory, nonlocality and some more recent developments in quantum algorithms, namely quantum walks.

The Summer School is being held at the Université de Montréal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from June 9 to 13, 2008.

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