CIFAR’s Quantum Information Processing Program is seeking outstanding researchers to fill two Junior Fellow positions (i.e., postdoctoral fellowships). The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) is a catalyst for discovery, incubating ideas that revolutionize the international research community. The Quantum Information Processing (QIP) Program studies a wide range of topics relating to quantum information, including experimental and theoretical physics, theoretical computer science, and mathematical aspects of quantum information.

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The entanglement of quantum bits (or qubits) is what should allow quantum computers to perform certain calculations much faster than the computers we use today. But now, physicists in Germany and Canada are saying that most qubits could be “too entangled” to be of any use in quantum computers.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the solid state quantum computing theory group at University at Buffalo, SUNY. The nominal starting time is September 2009, although earlier starting time is possible. Current research interests within the group include decoherence of multi-qubit systems, entanglement through a spin bus, coherent control of a spin bus, and entanglement and quantum correlations near quantum phase transitions.

Application deadline: 
Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Quantum Information Processing (QIP) Group is based in HP Labs Bristol UK, and is part of the Information and Quantum Systems Laboratory (IQSL). The QIP group is seeking applicants for a fixed-term research appointment for two years, to work on the next stages of the implementation of "consumer quantum key distribution", HP's most advanced quantum information technology. The appointee will carry out research and development on short-range, free-space QKD for consumer applications.

Application deadline: 
Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Quantum Information Processing (QIP) Group is based in HP Labs Bristol UK, and is part of the Information and Quantum Systems Laboratory (IQSL). The QIP group is seeking applicants for two fixed-term research appointments (each for two years), to work on theoretical aspects of few-qubit applications and hybrid quantum information processing, leading to new technologies based on quantum information.

Application deadline: 
Saturday, November 29, 2008

On his blog Bruce Schneier writes "I'm always in favor of security research, and I have enjoyed following the developments in quantum cryptography. But as a product, it has no future. It's not that quantum cryptography might be insecure; it's that cryptography is already sufficiently secure."

Researchers in China and Europe have entangled a record-breaking 10 quantum bits — an important breakthrough in the quest to develop practical quantum computers.

Atoms have been combined for the first time into tightly bound molecules in large numbers at temperatures close to absolute zero.
This is good news for scientists who hope to have greater control over basic chemical reactions and for those who want to build a new
kind of computer, one based on mysterious quantum behavior.

Post doctoral and PhD positions are available at Data Storage Institute, Singapore
Two positions are available in a newly founded group to motivated scientists in the field of experimental quantum optics. The mainstream project is focused on generation of quantum light and its various applications. In particular, we will work on:

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The department of physics at the Universite de Sherbrooke invites applications for a postdoctoral position in quantum information theory in the group of Alexandre Blais. The group’s main area of research is the physics of superconducting qubits and solid-state realizations of quantum optics (circuit QED). We offer an active and stimulating research environment, enhanced by strong local and international collaborations.

Application deadline: 
Thursday, December 11, 2008