The Vienna Doctoral Program on Complex Quantum Systems provides the opportunity for highly gifted students to obtain a broad and interdisciplinary education in modern quantum physics and to prove themselves in cutting edge research.
The program is jointly hosted by the university of Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology.
Research topics are in the field of
* Fundamental tests of physics,
* Quantum information,
* Matter wave interferometry,
* Quantum technology on the nanosclae,
* Quantum physics in the solid state,

In our new group at the University of Siegen (Germany) we are looking for a motivated
PhD student in the field of quantum information theory. The research topics include:

* theory of multiparticle entanglement,
* entanglement measures,
* foundations of quantum mechanics, e.g. the Kochen-Specker theorem

Applicants are expected to have a master / diploma in physics, experience in theoretical
physics and interest in foundational questions of quantum mechanics.

Michael Banks writes at Physics World: ''The US is no longer a "colossus of science" according to a new report looking into the country’s scientific output. Written by information-services provider Thomson Reuters, it says that although the US still holds a "commanding" lead in terms of its research impact, its forerunner status is being eroded. The report blames this on a rapid rise in scientific publishing from countries in Asia and Europe.''

Dr. Olivia Meyer-Streng at IDW writes: ''The ability to control the propagation of light is at the technological heart of today’s telecommunication society. Researchers in the Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurement led by Prof. Tobias J. Kippenberg (now EPFL) have discovered a novel principle to accomplish this, which is based on the interaction of light (photons) with mechanical vibrations (phonons).

A PhD position is open in the atom optics group in Hamburg, Germany for studying the interaction of a Bose-Einstein condensate in an optical high finesse (> 500.000) cavity operating in the regime of resolved recoil sidebands. See details on [ our group homepage]

Quantum communication networks are high on Europe's agenda, with particular focus being given to quantum memory or information storage. Meeting the challenge head on to make such information accessible to users is a team of scientists from Denmark who used two 'entangled' light beams to store quantum information. The research study, supported by the EU with a combined funding of almost EUR 16 million, is presented in the journal Nature Physics.

DESCRIPTION: Post-doctoral position at the Quantum Information Group of the University of Barcelona (Spain).

FIELD: The successful candidate is expected to have obtained a Ph.D. in Quantum Computation, quantum many-body physics or in the study of cold atomic systems. On top of this basic requirement, programming skills, deep knowledge of quantum field theory or a strong background in mathematics is certainly a plus.

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, a centre based in Castelldefels (Barcelona, Spain), devoted to research and education of the optical and photonic sciences at the highest international level, is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment. The successful candidate will be part of an emerging project carried out by Prof Hugues de Riedmatten's newly established Quantum Photonics with Solids and Atoms group.

ID Quantique will be organizing the third Winter School on Practical Quantum Cryptography in January 2011 in the Swiss Alps. The goal of this program is to introduce, to a general audience of physicists and computer scientists with little or no background in practical quantum cryptography, this exciting topic in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere. The program also includes hands-on tutorials, as well key note lectures by renowned researchers Nicolas Gisin (University of Geneva), Renato Renner (ETH Zurich) and Vadim Makarov (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

Please mark your calendars for the European Workshop "From Quantum Foundations to Quantum Technologies - Challenges for Europe", which will take place on 15 December 2010 in Vienna, Austria. The workshop will host international key players in the field to jointly explore the prospects for future European quantum research at the interface between foundations and applications.


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