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TQC 2010 First Announcement

The 5th Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography has put up its first announcement. It will be held at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, from 13th – 15th April 2010. The first upcoming deadline to be aware of is the submission deadline of Monday January 4, 2010: The 5th Conference…

Where Quantum Computing Theory Is Done

Update 4/5/09: The wandering Australian does an analysis by institution. Today, because I have way to many deadlines fast approaching, I needed to waste some time (procrastineerering), I decide to take a look at the last years worth of scited papers on the quant-ph section of scirate.com. The question I wanted to investigate is where…

Michael Green’s appointment to replace Stephen Hawking as the Lucasian chair, has, quite predictably, brought back into the spotlight the ever simmering STRING WARS!!!OMG!!!STRINGTHEORYRLZ!!. Okay, maybe not the spotlight, per se, but I did find the article about Green in the Guardian interesting (via the so wrong it hurts fellow): But that was one of…

Quantum LSD

Oh man sometimes even I, a staunch Caltech grad, wish I could be at MIT. The MIT QIP seminar this next Monday looks…intriguing (Monday 10/26 at 4:00 in 36-428 silly MITers and their numbered buildings, so cold.): David Kaiser (MIT) How the Hippies Saved Physics Abstract: In recent years, the field of quantum information science-an…

Chairs

Two notes on chairs. Michael Green is the new Lucasian chair of Mathematics replacing the esteemed Stephen Hawking. Green helped sparked the great optimism in string theory by discovering with John Schwarz the Green-Schwarz anomaly cancellation mechanism. Elsewhere, the Perimeter Institute has named ten new distinguished research chairs, among them a host of the quantum…

QIP Deadline Next Week, Oct 22

The deadline for submissions to QIP 2010 is next week, October 22. Website here

Caltech IQI Postdocs

Postdocs at Caltech’s IQI. Now in the new Annenberg Center (named, of course, after Caltech’s Ann of the Steele tower ): INSTITUTE FOR QUANTUM INFORMATION CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Postdoctoral Research Positions The Institute for Quantum Information at the California Institute of Technology will have postdoctoral scholar positions available beginning in September 2010. Researchers interested…

Quantum Postdocs and Beyond

Well it seems that it is that time of year again when grad students and postdocs begin to think about job applications. Last year I had the great pleasure of going through the process (yet one more time!) so yes, I feel your pain. But, at least on the postdoc side of equation for quantum…

Note the new location (updated 9/28/09) The Optimizer is coming to town, which is always fun: TIME: 1:30-2:30 pm, Tuesday, September 29, 2009 PLACE: CSE 305 SPEAKER: Scott Aaronson (MIT) TITLE: Quantum Money ABSTRACT: Ever since there’s been money, there have been people trying to counterfeit it, and governments trying to stop them. In a…

New D-Wave CEO?

Hm, looks like D-wave has a new CEO. Not sure when this occurred (?), but a reader sends along an email with an announcement from a recruiting (?) firm: Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Vern Brownell has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of D-Wave Systems…. Vern Brownell joins D-Wave from Egenera,…