The Quantum Times

Newsletter of the APS Division of Quantum Information

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

Postdoctoral appointee — Physicist/Quantum Information Technologies

Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore (California) is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee – Physicist specializing in the theory of quantum information technologies, particularly in atomic, molecular and optical implementations of quantum technologies. The successful candidate will be part of a team investigating various aspects of quantum information and quantum computing. Immediate work will include investigation of the robustness…
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October 10, 2017 0

Review: A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age by Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman

I am somewhat embarrassed to say that, until now, I never knew all that much about Claude Shannon personally. I, of course, knew that he ostensibly “invented” information theory and I’d read sections of some of his more important work. But aside from routinely using Shannon entropy in calculations, he never much crossed my mind.…
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October 6, 2017 0

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