The Quantum Times

Newsletter of the APS Division of Quantum Information

Assistant/Associate Professor in Quantum Information Theory at The University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as  Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Quantum Information Theory in the Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong, to commence on  January 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three year fixed term basis, with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three year…
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October 11, 2018 0

Postdoctoral position in quantum simulation and trapped-ion physics

Sandia National Labs (Livermore, California) is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee specializing in the theory of quantum computing and simulation, particularly in atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) implementations of quantum technologies. The successful candidate will be part of a team developing new quantum computing and simulation protocols and algorithms. There will be opportunities to collaborate with…
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October 11, 2018 0

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position

Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, College of Science, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Starting Date: 16th August 2019. The Department of Physics at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale, IL (http://physics.siu.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Applied / Engineering Physics or related field. The Department of Physics at SIU offers BS and MS in…
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October 11, 2018 0

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