Author: Mohan Sarovar

Newsletter of the APS Division of Quantum Information

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

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

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

Quantum Foundations Workshop 2015

In order to celebrate the 90th anniversary of quantum mechanics, the International Journal of Quantum Foundations (IJQF), will host an online Workshop on Quantum Foundations from 9th July 2015 to 19th July 2015. The workshop will bring together leading experts in the field, and address the most pressing problems in the foundations of quantum mechanics today.…
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June 20, 2015 0