An EU-funded team of researchers has set out to provide mathematicians with their very own periodic table ... of shapes. Researchers at Imperial College London (ICL) in the UK are collaborating with colleagues in Australia, Japan and the Russian Federation to identify the basic building blocks of all possible shapes in the universe across three, four and five dimensions, and analyse how these components relate to each other.
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Dates: 
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Registration deadline: 
Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Workshop aims to convene some of the world's experts in quantum information to discuss the latest results in this and related fields. The main aim is to provide a relaxed setting, avoiding an excess of talks, in order to stimulate discussion and new ideas.

It will also present an ideal opportunity for students beginning in the field to broaden and deepen their knowledge, especially those who will have just attended the preceding School.

Dates: 
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Registration deadline: 
Thursday, July 7, 2011

This is an introductory- to mid-level postgraduate school, focusing on theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum information and quantum computation. It is targeted at MSc. and PhD students wishing to quickly learn the basics of these rapidly developing fields from some of the world's leading experts.
Each course will consist of 4:30hrs of lectures in English. There will also be a discussion session between students and lecturers.

Dates: 
Sunday, September 4, 2011

The conference program will include invited talks, contributed talks and poster presentations covering a broad range of topics: quantum information and quantum communication, physical realizations of quantum systems for information technology such as photons, single atoms, ions, molecules, nuclear and electron spins, superconducting circuits, micro- and nano-mechanics, hybrid quantum systems, topical subjects, including cavity QED, optical lattices, quantum memories, foundations of quantum information, and many-body systems.
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Belle Dumé at NanotechWeb writes: ''A new way to make complete and programmable logic circuits that combine both memory and logical processing in a single structure has been unveiled by physicists in Germany. Such structures could lead to smaller, faster and more energy-efficient integrated circuits and their development has been one of the main goals in spintronics – a relatively new technology that exploits the spin of an electron as well as its charge.