Anne McLaren Fellowships 2010

Applications are invited for these prestigious postdoctoral fellowships funded by the University and targeted at excellent women scientists and engineers, under-represented in these subjects, who wish to establish a research career in the UK . The Fellowships will commence in October 2010.

Applications are invited for this new Postdoctoral Fellowship competition, funded by the University of Nottingham . The Fellowships are targeted at excellent postdoctoral researchers in any academic area represented at the University. Fellowships are being offered to start in October 2010.

Levitin and Toffoli have published a paper that is best summed up by the final sentence of the abstract: "These results establish the fundamental quantum limit on the rate of operation of any information-processing system". News article here and paper on arXiv here

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.

Hamish Johnston speculates about possible QI Nobel laureates.

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.

2010 Postdoc Recruitment

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/).