Happenings in the Quantum World: January 16, 2007

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.

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

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.

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

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

Quantalk.org...have to check it out.

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