The Quantum Pontiff

Graphene quantum dots as qubits, Quantum Zeno effect, and the APS March meeting.

  • A group in Zurich has made quantum dots in graphene and demonstrated Coulomb blockade opening up yet another material of promise for quantum dot qubits. Journal article here.
  • Lev Vaidman has an itneresting News and Views on some recent work related to the quantum Zeno effect and in particular on this recent Physical Review A article.
  • The March meeting of the APS now has its program online. The best way I can figure out of finding sessions sponsered by GQI is going to this page and searching the text of that page.


  1. #1 Ian Durham
    January 16, 2008

    Ah, someone else noticed that problem then too. Is it my imagination, or were you able to search by sponsoring group last year?

  2. #2 Sam
    January 16, 2008

    I refuse to comment anymore unless you give me $100.

  3. #3 Dave Bacon
    January 16, 2008

    I refuse to let you comment unless you give me $100.

  4. #4 Stefan
    January 16, 2008

    You may not be aware of this, but the combined cost of reading the APL, Nature and PRA papers amounts to $66 for those without institutional access.

  5. #5 Dave Bacon
    January 16, 2008

    So Sam should ask the authors for the $100. Oh, wait, none of that money goes to them.

  6. #6 Sam
    January 16, 2008

    Actually, my reference was not to the cost for non-subscribers, but to the new site,, and $100 should be 100. 🙂

  7. #7 Dave Bacon
    January 16, 2008…have to check it out.

    I still don’t get the 100 (inser currency here)? Remember I’m an Idiot American.

  8. #8 Dave Bacon
    January 16, 2008

    Oh, now I get it.

  9. #9 Daniel Lidar
    January 25, 2008

    A pretty comprehensive list of the quantum info events at the March meeting, arranged by session, is available at .

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