Submitted by JMiszczak on Tue, 13/10/2009 - 12:42.
In a paper appearing today in Physical Review Letters, however, MIT researchers present a new algorithm that could bring the same type of efficiency to systems of linear equations — whose solution is crucial to image processing, video processing, signal processing, robot control, weather modeling, genetic analysis and population analysis, to name just a few applications. Read the original paper at ArXiv.
The document which serves as the basis for the consultation is the RESEARCH AGENDA for 2011-2013 drafted by the QUROPE governing board. The document gives a motivation for the field, presents the challenges, explains the impact, lists the disciplines involved and describes the level of maturity of the field as well as the stakeholders.
The University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics, seeks to fill nine research positions supported by the project Photonic implementations of quantum-enhanced technologies starting on 1 January 2010. The project, funded under the TEAM programme operated by the Foundation for Polish Science, will focus on controlling quantum phenomena in photonic systems to enable new modes of information processing and communication.
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for postdoctoral positions in the areas of quantum gravity, string theory, quantum information, cosmology, quantum foundations and particle physics. We will consider applications in all of these areas. Exceptional applicants in related areas, such as condensed matter physics, are encouraged to apply. The postdoctoral positions are normally for a period of three years. Outstanding candidates may also be considered for a senior postdoctoral position with a five-year term.
According to PhysicsWorld researchers from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany have added another capability to the quantum computing toolkit by being the first to show that light beams of three different wavelengths can be entangled. This achievement could provide a way to create three-way optical communication links between elements of a quantum computer. This result was published in the recent issue of Science magazine.
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE: QUANTUM INFORMATION THEORY
Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
Salary: £27,183-£35,469 pa
Limit of Tenure applies*
The Statistical Laboratory of the Department (see http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/) invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate to commence on 1st January 2010 or later by negotiation. The successful candidate will be associated also with the Centre for Quantum Computation (CQC) of the University of Cambridge (see http://qubit.damtp.cam.ac.uk/).
Submitted by Logickills on Wed, 16/09/2009 - 07:52.
Quantum cryptography is a promising new way to send encrypted information. This new technology does suffer from some drawbacks. One of the toughest problems is the range that information can be sent is limited to around 50-100 km. Advancements have been underway. The most promising advancement is being working on by a team based out of the Australian National University. They found a way to store and manipulate photons to be used as a memory device.
Submitted by JMiszczak on Mon, 14/09/2009 - 10:40.
<p>According to Physics World researchers at the University of Bristol, UK have made a prototype optical quantum computer chip and used it to perform a mathematical calculation. The device consists of tiny silica waveguides on a silicon chip and carries out a version of the quantum calculation known as Shor's algorithm. The result is an important step towards making practical, real-world quantum computers.</p>
Applications are invited for a Chair in Theoretical Quantum Optics / Quantum Information Science. The post is available from 1st January 2010 and is based in the Quantum Optics and Laser Science (QOLS) Group of the Department of Physics.