Dates: 
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Friday, January 14, 2011
Registration deadline: 
Thursday, January 14, 2010

The aim of this workshop is to bring together experimentalists and theoreticians in a relaxed environment, with short talks and plenty of room for discussion. The range of topics is wide and interdisciplinary, covering the study and control of quantum mechanical systems -- neutral atoms, trapped ions, molecules, circuits, nanoresonators, practical and theoretical means of simulation, measurement and characterization techniques, and of course, a representation of Condensed Matter, Quantum Chemistry and Quantum Field Theory problems worth implementing in such a device.

<p>Hamish Johnston at PhysicsWorld writes: ''A new optical chip that allows pairs of photons to take a quantum walk has been unveiled by an international team of physicists. The tiny device contains an array of 21 coupled optical waveguides and could provide greater insight into quantum interference. Further in the future, the technology could find use in quantum computers.''</p>
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Dates: 
Monday, March 28, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Registration deadline: 
Monday, March 28, 2011

'''Poster Presentation Deadline''' Feb. 28th, 2011.
'''Conference Fee''' Free

A new photonic chip that works on light rather than electricity has been built by an international research team, paving the way for the production of ultra-fast quantum computers with capabilities far beyond today’s devices. Future quantum computers will, for example, be able to pull important information out of the biggest databases almost instantaneously. As the amount of electronic data stored worldwide grows exponentially, the technology will make it easier for people to search with precision for what they want.

One PhD studentship is available at Imperial College London for the theoretical investigation of quantum effects in surface plasmon polaritons / metamaterials. This theoretical investigation is supervised by Professor Myungshik Kim and Professor Stefan Maier. The studentship includes European/UK student fees and full stipend with London weighting during the PhD period.

The studentship is available now until it is filled. If the candidate prefers, they can join the Doctoral Training Programme for Controlled Quantum Dynamics at Imperial College.