Congratulations Young Fellows!

The Brazilian Academy of Science (Academia Brasileira de Ciências) has just released the new members. One interesting class, created about 10 years ago, is the Affiliated Member (Membro Afiliado), which lasts for five years and focus on young promising scientists. In physics, São Paulo state has just elected five new Affiliated Members, three of them our SPN off QuBIT fellows Diogo de Oliveira Soares Pinto (USP), Gustavo Wiederhecker  (Unicamp), and  Thiago Pedro Mayer Alegre (Unicamp).

Congratulation, guys! Let us celebrate during our December Meeting.

Postdoctoral position in Quantum Information Science at the Centre for Quantum Technologies and Yale-NUS College, Singapore

A postdoctoral position in the field of Quantum Information Science is available at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), National University of Singapore, and Yale-NUS College (joint affiliation). The research focus is on theoretical studies of quantum error correction and fault tolerance, with a particular focus on applications in realistic quantum computing systems. This can include considerations for noise models relevant for current systems in the race for quantum computers, non-Markovian noise, thermodynamical analyses of noise removal procedures, etc.

The candidate should have a strong background in theoretical physics, possess numerical skills, and have an interest in understanding experimental work relevant to quantum computation. PhD work in quantum computing or quantum information related research is expected. Past experience with quantum error correction and fault tolerance, and/or the study of physical noise models will be a strong plus point.

The position commences in the first half of 2019 (negotiable), and is for two years. An extension into a third year may be possible depending on funding availability. The successful candidate will work in the group of Hui Khoon Ng, an Assistant Professor (Physics) at Yale-NUS College, and a CQT Fellow at the Centre for Quantum Technologies. The postdoc can expect many opportunities to work with graduate and undergraduate students within the group. Please refer to the group website for more information: http://quantum-nghk.commons.yale-nus.edu.sg.

Interested applicants, please contact H. K. Ng directly at cqtnhk@nus.edu.sg, with a statement of interest and a detailed curriculum vitae.

CQT (http://www.quantumlah.org) is a National Research Centre of Excellence hosted at the National University of Singapore. The Centre comprises some 150 research staff and students, working in all areas of quantum information science. Yale-NUS College (http://www.yale-nus. edu.sg) is an undergraduate college, jointly founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, emphasizing a liberal arts and sciences education, with a commitment to building a strong research base at an early stage for science majors.

New Article in Jornal da USP

Our multitasking @gtlandi has now published an article in Jornal da USP, together with Luciana Schmidt, a Medical Doctor

It is in Portuguese, sorry for some readers, explaining some new contributions from the group of Eugene Polzik, at Niels Bohr Institute. They show how to optically measure magnetic fields with high sensitiveness and no need of cryogeny, and how this can be a viable alternative to electrocardiography (ECG), capable of noninvasive (in medical sense) monitoring of the heart of a fetus (this is the part that appeals to Luciana!).

Congratulations, Gabriel! Long life to the partnership with Luciana and with Jornal da USP.

BCG consulting firm report on business potential of quantum computing — quantum Rio

In a recent, freely available report, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), an American consulting firm, advises companies on the business potential of quantum computing over the next decade. To me, the report seems realistic and down-to-earth, avoids the all-too-common overhype, and doesn’t skip over relevant technical issues. There are also hard-to-find details on the amount of […]

via BCG consulting firm report on business potential of quantum computing — quantum Rio

PhD Positions at the Centre of Quantum Optical Technologies in Warsaw, Poland

Summary:
Six PhD positions in theoretical quantum optics and quantum information science are available at the Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies (QOT) at the University of Warsaw. Successful candidates will work in a diverse environment including theorists and experimentalists on fundamental properties of quantum systems, such as quantum coherence and entanglement, and their applications in quantum technologies, such as quantum metrology, sensing, communication, and computation.

Application deadline:
26th of November 2018

Profile of the candidates:
PhD candidates should have a master degree in physics or a related area, and have a good understanding of physics, quantum theory, and quantum optics.

We offer:
The PhD projects will be performed at the Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies (QOT), hosted by the Centre of New Technologies (CeNT) of the University of Warsaw. We offer an open and friendly research environment with access to all the facilities available within the Centre of New Technologies―an interdisciplinary research institute established within the University of Warsaw to gather international researchers of different backgrounds and experience, in order to conduct state-of-the-art research in biological, chemical and physical sciences. University of Warsaw strongly values the diversity of candidates and is very committed to the equality of opportunity.
Successful candidates will work within one of the theoretical labs operating within the QOT centre, yet in close collaboration with centre’s theoretical and experimental groups, as well as other research teams specialising in quantum theory and its implementations within Warsaw’s research community: http://quantum-warsaw.pl
Full details of the offer including net salary, duration and the suggested starting date:
http://cent.uw.edu.pl/en/career/phd-student-in-centre-for-quantum-optical-technologies/
For more information see also the links provided below.
Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies (QOT): http://cent.uw.edu.pl/en/
Centre of New Technologies (CeNT): http://cent.uw.edu.pl/en/
University of Warsaw: http://en.uw.edu.pl/

Informal inquiries:
Prof. Konrad Banaszek
Quantum Technologies Lab
k.banaszek@cent.uw.edu.pl
Potential research topics:
quantum limits of optical communication; superresolution imaging

Dr. Jan Kolodynski
Quantum Information and Inference Lab
jan.kolodynski@cent.uw.edu.pl
Potential research topics:
quantum metrology and estimation; implementations of quantum information protocols; atomic quantum sensors and light-atom interfaces; signal processing and data inference tools for real-time quantum control and sensing

Dr. Alexander Streltsov
Quantum Resources and Information Lab
a.streltsov@cent.uw.edu.pl
Potential research topics:
quantum resource theories (entanglement, coherence, thermodynamics) and their applications in quantum communication and quantum computation

Application:
Applicants should submit a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a research record, and academic transcript to qot-jobs@cent.uw.edu.pl. At least one letter of reference prepared by a senior researcher familiar with their work shall be sent directly by the author to the address qot-jobs@cent.uw.edu.pl with the name of the candidate specified in the subject line.

To allow us to process your data, please include the following statement in your application:
“I hereby consent to have my personal data processed by the University of Warsaw with its registered office at ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa for the purpose of carrying out a recruitment process and selecting an employee and concluding a contract for employment at the University of Warsaw. I have been informed of my rights and duties. I understand that provision of my personal data is voluntary.”
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New PRL from UFABC/IFUSP

Hi everyone,

I wanted to publicize a paper recently published in collaboration with Prof. Fernando Semião, from UFABC, together with researchers from Belfast, Cambridge, Viena and Zürich, on the experimental reconstruction of entropy production in mesoscopic quantum systems.

The paper was published in Physical Review Letters. It was chosen as editor suggestion and also appeared on the Synopsis section of the APS website.

In this paper we applied a formalism previously developed for estimating the entropy production (a quantifier of irreversibility) in quantum systems subject to non-equilibrium baths. Using this model, we were able to reconstruct the entropy production in a Bose-Einstein condensate (from Esslinger’s group in Zürich) and in an optomechanical cavity (from Aspelmeyer’s group in Viena).

Our results offer the first experimental demonstration of the contribution of quantum fluctuations in maintaining a non-equilibrium steady-state and, consequently, producing irreversible entropy.

Gabriel T. Landi