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March Meeting GQI Invited Speakers

March is ages away, but it is time to start planning for the APS March meeting, to be held in the beautiful rose city, Portland, Oregon (Note to skiers that Mt. Hood is just a short distance away ) Anyway an important part of the March meeting are invites sessions and the quantum computing/information/foundations topical…

Quantum Police, Arrest This Woman

Okay this one from ScienceDaily made my day. No it made my week. The title is “Police Woman Fights Quantum Hacking And Cracking.” Intriguing, no? Who is this mysterious police woman in quantum computing? I don’t know many police offers involved in quantum computing, but yeah, maybe there is one who is doing cool quantum…

A new entry in the best title every contest, arXiv:0907.4152: Born Again Authors: Don N. Page Abstract: A simple proof is given that the probabilities of observations in a large universe are not given directly by Born’s rule as the expectation values of projection operators in a global quantum state of the entire universe. An…

Solid State Quantum Job

David Poulin sends me a job announcement for quantum information processing in the solid state at the University of Sherbrooke: Permanent position for a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) on solid state quantum information processing University of Sherbrooke is seeking candidates for a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC). The successful candidate will obtain a permanent…

Like Space Camp, But Quantized

A friend sent me a link to QuantumCamp: Have you ever wondered how the microscopic Universe works? QuantumCamp is a one week journey through this strange but beautiful world – seeing nothing less than how every atom in our universe is working! We begin with Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table of the elements. We move from…

The report from the Workshop on Quantum Information Science has now been posted. Color commentary soon

Among the winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers this year I find a few familiar quantum names: Sean Hallgren (poor Sean was forced to share an office me at Caltech), Adam Smith, and Jason Petta. +10 tenure points awarded. Via @fortnow.

An old friend from my undergrad days sent me a link to Physics discussion ends in skateboard attack: A homeless man is on trial in San Mateo County on charges that he smacked a fellow transient in the face with a skateboard as the victim was engaged in a conversation about quantum physics, authorities said…

Qubits Construction Toy

First came the qubits quiz show, and now the qubits construction toy. Okay this later one is cool because…well because it’s an awesome toy for kids of all ages (yes, I’m the guy who gives your kids blocks as a present):

Information Causality

Recently I finally got a chance to read the new preprint arXiv:0905.2292 “A new physical principle: Information Causality” by M. Pawlowski, T. Paterek, D. Kaszlikowski, V. Scarani, A. Winter, and M. Zukowski. It’s been a long time since I spent more than a few spare hours thinking about foundational issues in quantum theory. Personally I…