Emergent platforms for quantum information processing – 15-17/04 @ IFUSP

Hi everyone,

We would like to advertise the workshop Emergent platforms for quantum information processing, that will take place at IFUSP-São Paulo between April 15-17 of 2019. The focus of the workshop will be on experimentalists from Brazil working in quantum information processing platforms. Our goal is that this workshop serve as an opportunity for getting together and discussing the advantages, limitations and prospects. We hope, with this, to call attention to the community in Brazil to the importance of experimental quantum information sciences.

The event’s official website is: http://www.fmt.if.usp.br/~platform/

The conference program will be available soon.

Organizers: Gabriel T. Landi (IFUSP), Luis Gregório Dias (IFUSP), Frederico Borges Brito (IFSC).

Anyone interested in participating is more than welcome to join. For more information contact Gabriel Landi at gtlandi@if.usp.br.

Confirmed speakers include:

– Rafael Rothganger Paiva – UFABC
– Francisco Rouxinol – Unicamp
– Daniel Felinto – UFPE
– Sergio Muniz – IFSC-USP
– Thiago Alegre – Unicamp
– Stephen Walborn – UFRJ
– Ivan Oliveira – CBPF
– Paulo Henrique Souto Ribeiro – UFSC
– Roberto Serra – UFABC
– Renne Araújo – UFSC
– Daniel Tasca – UFF
– Pierre Luis de Assis – Unicamp
– Breno Marques – UFABC
– Maria Carolina Aguiar – UFMG
– Gustavo Wiederhecker – Unicamp
– Felipe Barbosa – Unicamp
– Thereza Paiva – UFRJ



PhD and post-doc positions in the Quantum Optics Lab @ the University of Warsaw

The Quantum Optics Lab @ the University of Warsaw currently has open positions for PhD students and post-docs. The position is within the “Spatiotemporal photon correlation measurements for quantum metrology and super-resolution microscopy” project, funded by the First Team programme of the Foundation for Polish Science.

More information can be found in


II Workshop on Quantum Information and Thermodynamics – IIP Natal – 11 to 22/03


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During the last decades, the field known as Quantum Thermodynamics has attracted high interest from the scientific community, not only from physicists, but also from computer science and engineering. The recent litereature witnessed a significant increase in the volume of articles on the thermodynamics of small systems, where quantum mechanics become important, as well as on the dynamics of quantum systems out of thermodynamic equilibrium.

Another field of great interest is the so-called quantum information theory, that has been established as a new and influential field of research over the past two decades. Given its highly interdisciplinary nature, it is a clear consensus within and outside the quantum information community that the tools developed over the last years will have a long-term impact in many branches of science.

The present event lies in the interface of such fields. More specifically, the application of the tools derived from quantum information theory to the field of quantum thermodynamics, a line of research that has immensely helped in the understanding of the basic principles of physics and has led us to the development and extensions of the laws thermodynamics to the quantum domain. Therefore, the field of quantum thermodynamics, as seem from the lenses of quantum information, will be the main guideline for the present programme.

The main themes of the conference are: Quantum Information, Quantum Statistical Mechanics, Quantum many-body systems and Quantum Open Systems.

Post-doc positions @ IIP

The International Institute of Physics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (IIP-UFRN) is expecting to fill two post-doctoral research positions in the fields of theoretical Quantum Information, Quantum Causality and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. One of the positions will be funded by IIP-UFRN while the other position is part of the project “Q-CAUSAL – Causality in the quantum world: harnessing quantum effects in causal inference problems” funded by the Templeton Foundation.

Successful candidates should demonstrate a high level of expertise and strong academic record working within these or closely related areas. Candidates with a good knowledge of machine learning and convex optimization techniques are specially welcome. The research will be pursued in close collaboration with the experimental group of Prof. Fabio Sciarrino at the University La Sapienza (Rome, Italy). Strong ability of a candidate to conduct interdisciplinary research in those and the other fields of research at IIP will be considered as an additional merit by the Selection Committee.

The starting date for the positions can be negotiated but is expected to be in the period between March 2019 and June 2019. The post-doctoral appointments will be for two years (possibly extendible to one more year depending on mutual agreement) with a tax free monthly salary of R$ 7.000,00 (seven thousand Brazilian Reais).

Interested candidates should send their CV with a list of publications, a short research statement and at least two letters of reference (in English) to Prof. Rafael Chaves (qipositions@iip.ufrn.br).

The IIP-UFRN is located in the city of Natal in the Northeast of Brazil. It is a research institute of an international character, focused on the theoretical research in the modern areas of fundamental physics. Aiming at a leading role in the region, the Institute supports vast exchange, visitor and conference programs. For more information on our research and other academic activities please check our website at www.iip.ufrn.br/qiqm