Postdoctoral position in Quantum Random Walks. Apply through the IRCSET scheme [Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology] Position is for 2 years, with salary of about 31,000 euro. Please contact me at michael.mcgettrick@nuigalway.ie in advance of applying.

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

PicoQuant GmbH and the Department of Physics - Nanooptics of Humboldt University have started a high bit rate quantum random number generator service delivering truly random numbers over the internet. Using the service is free of charge but requires registration.

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,

Application deadline: 
Friday, January 14, 2011

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.

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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.''
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