The physics of quantum information team at the physics department of the Universite de Sherbrooke invites applications for up to four postdoctoral positions. The group is composed of four faculty members, Alexandre Blais, Michel Pioro-Ladrière, David Poulin, and Bertrand Reulet whose research interests cover both theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum information science and mesoscopic physics. The successful applicants will be involved in the group’s activities, which includes:

Application deadline: 
Sunday, October 31, 2010

R. Colin Johnson at EE Times writes: ''Piezoelectric effects translate mechanical motion into electricity and vice versa, energizing a variety of electronic transducer applications as well as promising to cut power consumption in MEMS devices. Now McGill University researchers are harnessing the piezoelectric effect in quantum dots, aiming for nanoscale sensors and power supplies that translate vibration into a usable signal.

Dates: 
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Registration deadline: 
Thursday, September 23, 2010

PQSM - Post-Quantum Security Models in Paris

In a post-quantum world, an eavesdropper is able to use quantum resources, possibly amounting to a large quantum computer, to process information. Thus, post-quantum attackers must be taken into account whenever security models and proofs are concerned, by both quantum and classical existing and future cryptosystems. And while we still do not know when, how or even whether we will enter a post-quantum era, there is already ground for common work between the quantum information and the cryptography community.

Belle Dumé at PhysicsWorld writes: ''Physicists in Germany have used fluorescence imaging to identify individual particles in an optical lattice for the first time. The breakthrough could allow researchers to create more advanced simulations of quantum phenomena and it might help in the quest for practical quantum computing.

Dates: 
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Registration deadline: 
Saturday, September 4, 2010

Dear colleagues, we hope that your PhDs and/or postdoctoral staff may be interested in the following event: