The Quantum Times

Newsletter of the APS Division of Quantum Information

Book review: Spooky Action at a Distance by George Musser (Scientific American/Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 2016 [paperback]).

There’s an old adage that gets bandied about, often in activist and political circles: think globally but act locally. In this context, the word ‘local’ is usually referring to a certain, small geographical region (sometimes as small as a town). But what do physicists mean when they use the word? This turns out to be…
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June 6, 2018 0

E.C.G. Sudarshan (1931-2018)

Professor E.C. George Sudarshan passed away Monday, May 14, 2018. He was born in Kerala, India in 1931. After receiving his PhD from the University of Rochester in 1958, where he worked with R.E. Marshak, he held professional positions at Harvard University, the University of Rochester, the University of Berne, Syracuse University and the University…
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May 28, 2018 0

Book Review: Foundations of Quantum Mechanics by Travis Norsen (Springer, 2017)

I want to start this review with what I liked most and least about Norsen’s new textbook. The premise of this book is to present a story of quantum physics to undergraduate-level students that directly faces up to the conceptual difficulties of the theory and its interpretation, rather than brushing them under the rug with…
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May 14, 2018 0

Conference: Correlations and Entanglement with Photons in Cavities

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming conference on “Correlations and Entanglement with Photons in Cavities” which will be held at Chicheley Hall, England on 2-6 September 2018.  The aim of this event is to bring together researchers working in the fields of quantum collective phenomena, coherence, correlations and entanglement, realised using…
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April 25, 2018 0

Book Review: “What is Real?” by Adam Becker

Reviewed by Travis Norsen Adam Becker’s “What is Real?” [Basic Books, New York, 2018, 370 pages] provides a carefully-researched but non-technical and popularly-accessible overview of “the unfinished quest for the meaning of quantum physics.”  The book’s early chapters sketch the historical development of quantum mechanics, explain the challenge of understanding the iconic double-slit experiment, discuss…
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March 16, 2018 4

2018 March Meeting, Elections, and more

Yesterday saw the conclusion of the largest March Meeting in history, both in terms of overall attendance as well as representation by DQI/GQI. Thinking back to my first year as editor of The Times (back when it was a print publication), I recall publishing an overview of most of the sessions. That was in 2006…
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March 10, 2018 0

2018 DQI Election – Proposed by-laws

This year marks the first year in which we will be voting as a Division of the APS rather than as a Topical Group. As such, in addition to voting for elected positions we also must vote on changes to our by-laws. This post will include the proposed by-laws. A separate post will include the…
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January 30, 2018 0

2018 DQI Election – Candidate Statements

This year marks the first year in which we will be voting as a Division of the APS rather than as a Topical Group. As such, in addition to voting for elected positions we also must vote on changes to our by-laws. This post will include candidate statements. A separate post will include the proposed…
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January 30, 2018 0

AAV Anniversary Conference – Celebrating 30 Years of Weak Values

We cordially invite you to join us for a celebratory conference commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first paper on weak values by Aharonov, Albert and Vaidman. The conference will be held at Chapman University from March 1st – 2nd, immediately to be followed by another Chapman conference on Quantum Simulation and Quantum Walks from…
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January 18, 2018 0

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Quantum Foundations

General Information The Institute for Quantum Studies within Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Foundations of Quantum Theory, beginning August 2018. Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, is ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News…
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November 14, 2017 0