The Quantum Times

Newsletter of the APS Division of Quantum Information

Review: Quantum Theory from First Principles, G. M. D’Ariano, G. Chiribella and P. Perinotti, Cambridge, 2017

Quantum mechanics (hereafter: QM) makes probabilistic predictions about experimental results. It is therefore natural to ask whether the formal structure of quantum theory can be arrived at from principles that can be stated in purely operational or probabilistic terms. Attempts to reconstruct QM on such a basis go all the way back to von Neumann’s…
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July 11, 2017 0

Is QBism The Future of Quantum Physics?

Is QBism The Future of Quantum Physics? Review of Hans Christian von Baeyer’s QBism: The Future of Quantum Physics Kelvin J. McQueen Department of Philosophy, Chapman University, Orange, CA, US. Contents 1 Overview 2 Can QBism resolve quantum paradoxes? 3 What does QBism tell us about reality? 4 Does QBism explain why the sun shines?…
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July 4, 2017 0

Postdoc Position Quantum Internet @ QuTech

Our ambition is to realize a world wide quantum internet, connecting few qubit quantum processors using long distance quantum communication links. In 2020, we aim to have the first demonstration network connecting several cities in the Netherlands. We are now looking for two exceptional postdoctoral researchers to join us in this endeavour. You should become…
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June 7, 2017 0

4th International Conference on Quantum Error Correction (QEC2017)

4th International Conference on Quantum Error Correction (QEC17) will be held on Sept. 11-15, 2017 at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Poster abstracts due on May 31, 2017. More information qec2017.org


May 18, 2017 0

Assistant Professor

PhD position in the theory of quantum networks Many theoretical challenges need to be solved in order to implement the first quantum networks. In this PhD position, you will have the opportunity to solve some of these practical challenges. You will join the theory group of David Elkouss in QuTech at TU Delft and will work in close collaboration with the…
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March 27, 2017 0

Gamifying Quantum Theory

Over the past few years, the trend of gamification has gradually seeped into quantum research, education and outreach, so that we now have a critical mass of games based on quantum mechanics. I thought the time was right to discuss quantum gamification at the APS March meeting, so I have organized a session on Thursday…
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March 15, 2017 0

Bylaws of the Division of Quantum Information

Draft of the Bylaws of the Division of Quantum Information: http://thequantumtimes.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/BylawsDQIDraft07-1.pdf


March 3, 2017 0

GQI Elections

This year the Topical Group on Quantum Information (GQI) is holding elections for the following executive committee positions of Vice Chair and Member at Large. Vice Chair Candidates: Jay Gambetta and Susan Coppersmith Member at Large Candidates: Stephanie Wehner and Ryan Babbush Listed below is a  statement from each candidate. Jay Gambetta (Candidate for Vice…
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January 6, 2017 0

Review of “Quantum Chance” by Nicolas Gisin

“Quantum Chance” (Springer, 2014) by Nicolas Gisin is a slim volume about entanglement, quantum nonlocality, and the Bell experiment.  (The book was originally published in French in 2012; this review is of the English translation.)  Gisin is well known both for his deep interest in the foundations of quantum mechanics and for his experimental expertise. …
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June 19, 2016 1

Q+ Hangout: David Perez-Garcia

Next Q+ Hangout is on the 12th of April! As usual, if you are watching with a group and want to reserve a seat in the hangout then leave a comment on the event page: https://plus.google.com/events/cbf9m2hsuf9kgvv3p61alo7h7lc We also encourage individuals interested in active participation—which typically involves asking questions after the talk—to join the hangout. Otherwise…
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March 24, 2016 0