BSC STARS programme QC candidates sought

posted Feb 13, 2018, 8:12 AM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 8:13 AM ]

Hello everyone,

I would like to draw your attention to the STARS postdoctoral programme just launched at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, which includes the QUANTIC group led by Prof. J. I. Latorre and myself.

STARS programme aims at fostering the training of highly skilled post-doc in all fields of High Performance Computing and related applications, including Quantum Computation theory and experiment.

The programme will award 20 outstanding post-doctorate researchers of all nationalities with 24-month INCOMING fellowships, providing them with all necessary tools for developing their potentials, deepening their skills and knowledge in a stimulating, international and interdisciplinary environment, and offering them intersectorial short secondments (1-3 months) with private industry or non-academic research centres (such as Lenovo, CISCO, AstraZeneca, IBERDROLA, EU JRC, AEMET, IRB and CRG in order to boost their career perspectives as successful independent researchers. Short secondments periods under the premises of these partner institutions will take place within the STARS programme. Fellows will also be strongly encouraged to participate at least once a year in an international event in their domain of research.

Here is a list of projects and groups available. 

Online application form.


Pol Forn Díaz

CEWQO 2018 (Palma de Mallorca)

posted Dec 12, 2017, 7:52 AM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll

Dear Colleagues,

it is our pleasure to announce the 25th edition of the CEWQO (Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics), which will be hosted by IFISC, Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems and take place at the campus of the UIB, Mallorca (Spain), from 21 to 25 of May 2018.

This annual meeting in quantum optics and quantum information follows a series of successful editions across several countries in Europe, the last one in DTU (Denmark) with more than 200 participants. Topics include fundamental aspects of quantum optics; non-classical and multi-mode states, quantum correlations and quantum tomography; open quantum systems; quantum information, simulations and sensing; quantum communication; quantum optics with atoms, ions, molecules; cavity and circuit QED; opto-mechanical systems; quantum optics in condensed matter systems.

Abstract submission will start on
December 15th
Notification of acceptance on February 20th 2018.

Plenary speakers 

Markus Aspelmeyer. University of Vienna, Austria

Peter Lodahl. Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Andreas Wallraff. ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Christine Silberhorn. University of Paderborn, Germany

Andrew White. University of Queensland, Australia

Invited speakers

Ana Asenjo. Caltech, Pasadena, USA

Alexia Auffeves. Institut Néel, CNRS/UGA, France

Marco Barbieri. Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy

Steve Barnett. Glasgow University, UK

Darrick Chang. ICFO, Spain

Viktor Dodonov. University of Brasilia, Brasil

Peter Domokos. Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary

Ivette Fuentes. University of Nottingham, UK

Adam Gali. Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary
Juan José García Ripoll. IFF Madrid, Spain

Jonathan Home. ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Michal Karpinski. University of Warsaw, Poland

Christiane Koch. University of Kassel, Germany

Sabrina Maniscalco. University of Turku, Finland  

Anna Napoli. Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy

Ruth Oulton. University of Bristol

Arno Rauschenbeutel. Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Austria

Mario Silveirinha. University of Lisbon, Portugal

Nicolas Treps. LKB, France

Paolo Villoresi. University of Padova, Italy


We look forward to meeting you in Palma!
The organizing committee

Zaragoza Quantum Day, Thursday 16th November

posted Nov 14, 2017, 1:52 AM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll   [ updated Nov 14, 2017, 5:34 AM ]

Dear colleagues,

It is a pleasure for us to invite you all to the upcoming meeting on quantum information science at Zaragoza. It will take place on Thursday, November 16th at the Universidad de Zaragoza.

The meeting will consist of informal talks on quantum information science.

The event is co-organized by the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón (ICMA-UZ,CSIC, Zaragoza) and the Instituto de Física Fundamental (IFF-CSIC, Madrid), and has the support of RICE ( Therefore, a reasonable amount of travel support will be possible for those coming further away from Zaragoza. 

If you are interested, you can email with your information and possible contribution, as well as an estimate of your travel costs, in case you request funding from the network RICE ( 

The event will take place at the "Seminario de Física Teórica", Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza (marked on the map).

Seminario de Física Teórica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza

Preliminary program:

 Acoustic Traps and Lattices for Electrons in Semiconductors
 Geza Giedke (DIPC)

 Cavity QED in the non-perturbative regime
 Peter Rabl (VUT)


 Few-photon scattering in ultrastrong-coupling microwave photonics
 Juanjo García-Ripoll (IFF-CSIC)

 Entanglement and symmetries
 Filiberto Ares (UZ)

 Suppression of superradiance by magnetic correlations
 David Zueco (UZ and ICMA-CSIC)

Confirmed participants:
  • Geza Giedke (DIPC)
  • Peter Rabl (VUT)
  • Juanjo García-Ripoll (IFF-CSIC)
  • Filiberto Ares (UZ)
  • David Zueco (UZ and ICMA-CSIC)
  • Luis Martín-Moreno (UZ and ICMA-CSIC)
  • Jorge Calvo (UZ and ICMA-CSIC)
  • Eduardo Sánchez-Burillo (UZ and ICMA-CSIC)
  • José Vicente García Esteve (UZ)
  • Fernando Falceto (UZ)

New Spanish Network on Quantum Technologies

posted Oct 3, 2017, 1:35 PM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 1:38 PM ]

Dear all,

the Spanish Network on Quantum Information and Quantum Technologies is now officially approved. This excellence network is funded by MINEICO through the Agencia Estatal de Investigación, starting on July 1st 2017 and with a duration of two years.

All groups in Spain that work in the field of quantum technologies are welcome to join this new edition of the network, if they have not already done so.

With this message I would like to encourage you to participate in the upcoming activities of the network, as well as to involve the network in any activities that you have planned. While part of the budget is reserved for the 5th edition of the ICE workshops, the network supports smaller events, such as the workshop on Trapped Ion Experiments and Foundations on Quantum Theory in Granada, or other outreach activities. Please contact the network organization if you need further details.


            Juan José García Ripoll
            RITCE Network Coordinator

1st Workshop on Trapped-ion Experiments and Foundations on Quantum Theory

posted Oct 1, 2017, 10:11 AM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll

Dear colleagues,

It is a pleasure for us to invite you all to the “First Workshop on Trapped-ions experiments and Foundations on Quantum Theory” in Granada from October 30th to November 1st to celebrate the existence of the only Trapped-ion laboratory in Spain, recently named as “Singular Laboratory in Advanced Technologies” of the University of Granada.

The idea of the workshop is to have invited talks on recent research in the interplay between trapped-ion experiments, quantum information and foundations of physics, followed by open discussions. Attendance to the talks is open.

A link to the web page of the workshop is at The event has the support of Institute Carlos I of Theoretical and Computational Physics and the Spanish Network on Quantum Information and Quantum Technologies RITCE (

If you are interested to attend, please contact the organizers:

Adán Cabello ( and Daniel Rodríguez (

Plaza de doctorado UAB (urgente!)

posted May 5, 2017, 12:59 AM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll

La Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona acaba de anunciar una convocatoria de plazas. Una de estas plazas está destinada a un contrato de 3 años para realizar el doctorado en el  Grupo de Información Cuántica (GIQ) del departamento de Física.  La posición conlleva una cierta carga docente  y por lo tanto se requiere un nivel mínimo de catalán o español. Antes de formalizar el contrato, es necesario que los beneficiarios estén admitidos al programa de doctorado en física de la UAB. Para ello es necesario estar en posesión de un titulo de master (o equivalente) en física, matemáticas o  disciplinas afines. La fecha límite para las solicitudes es el 16 de mayo. La información sobre la convocatoria se encuentra en:

El formulario de solicitud junto con curriculum, el expediente académico y copia del documento de identidad deben ser enviados electrónicamente según se indica en este enlace. Además agradeceríamos que los solicitantes interesados enviaran el CV junto con una breve carta de presentación y que nos hicieran llegar dos cartas de recomendación a:
Las cartas nos pueden llegar unas semanas después de la fecha límite (finales de mayo).

ICE-4 meeting

posted Apr 30, 2017, 1:59 PM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll

We would like to bring your attention to the ICE meeting organized by the Spanish Network on Quantum Information and Quantum Technologies

ICE’s 4th edition will take place at the center of Madrid, within the historically relevant premises of CSIC’s first campus. The meeting combines two days of tutorials (10th and 11th) with a three day workshop (12th-14th) with invited and contributed talks and posters, on the topics quantum communication, quantum information theory, quantum simulation, quantum metrology and photonics and enabling technologies.

The deadline for submitting posters and oral contributions expires on the 15th of May. More information is available at the meeting webpage.

Meeting webpage:
Conference program:
Spanish Network on Quantum Information’s webpage:

Confirmed invited speakers and school teachers:
  • Mete Atature (U. Cambridge)
  • Alejandro Bermúdez (U. Swansea, IFF-CSIC)
  • Cesar Cabrera (ICFO)
  • Alexandre Dauphin (ICFO)
  • Lucas Lamata (UPV-EHU)
  • Markus Müller (U. Swansea)
  • Alexandra Olaya-Castro (UCL)
  • Momtchil Peev (Huawey)
  • Diego Porras (U. Sussex)
  • John Rarity (U. Bristol)
  • Renato Renner (ETH)
  • Philipp Schindler (U. Innsbruck)
  • Philipp Treutlein (U. Basel)
  • Hugo Zbinden (U. Geneva, ID Quantique)

Posiciones postdoctorales Comunidad de Madrid

posted Jun 15, 2016, 1:46 AM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll

La Comunidad de Madrid ha aprobado la convocatoria “Atracción de Talento”. Esta convocatoria permitirá la incorporación de unos 80 doctores-investigadores que trabajen fuera de España a grupos de investigación de organismos e instituciones de la Comunidad de Madrid como Universidades, IMDEAs, organismos y centros de investigación o instituciones sanitarias.

Se convocarán tres tipos de ayudas.
  • La primera de ellas contará con un presupuesto de 5,2 millones de euros para que las instituciones puedan contratar a 18 doctores con experiencia que realizarán actividades de  I+D en centros de la región. Los contratos tendrán 4 años de duración  y será requisito imprescindible que los investigadores hayan estado trabajando al menos dos de los últimos tres años fuera de España.
  • La segunda modalidad contará con una presupuesto de 2 millones de euros para la contratación de 25 jóvenes doctores durante 4 años. Para optar a estos puestos de trabajo, los investigadores tendrán que haber estado al menos 1 de los 2 últimos años en el extranjero.
  • Además, la Comunidad invertirá 1 millón de euros para la incorporación al ‘Programa de Cátedras de Excelencia’ de investigadores de alto prestigio internacional que no sean de la de la región. Estas ayudas permitirán a las entidades madrileñas contratar entre 20 y 40 investigadores durante un mínimo de 6 y un máximo de 12 meses. 
En un breve plazo se remitirá la Convocatoria al Boletín Oficial de la Comunidad de Madrid.

Summer undergrad fellowships (IFISC)

posted Apr 25, 2016, 12:33 PM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll

Call for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (SURF-IFISC).

We offer up to 6 fellowships for introduction to academic research at the  Institute for Cross-disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC) under the supervision of an IFISC researche, for research work to be developed between June 15 and July 31 (2016).

The candidate must be enrolled in an official degree and must have passed at least 120 ECTS of his/her degree. This call requires a minimum average qualification of 6/10. Fellowships have assigned a total research work of 150 hours, equivalent to  four weeks working full time. Each fellowship provides 600 Euros for
students living in Mallorca and 900 Euros otherwise. Students living outside
Mallorca can apply for a travel grant that in any case cannot exceed 500

The deadline for sending the application is May 1 (2016).
Further information in:

"Nanotechnology meets Quantum Information" summer school

posted Mar 26, 2016, 3:23 PM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll

We would like to bring to your attention the school "Nanotechnology meets Quantum Information", that will take place in San Sebastian, Spain in July 11-14, 2016. The school reviews the state-of-the-art of solid-state based quantum information processing in settings such as quantum dots, superconductors, photonic crystals, and topological matter. Prospects of quantum computing and the study of quantum many-body physics are explored.

The school is oriented towards Master/PhD students and young postdocs with a background in nanotechnologies, condensed matter or quantum optics and an interest in the methods and applications of quantum information. For further information and registration see: We would be grateful if you could bring the School to the attention of your group and to anyone else that might be interested. Pre-registration and abstract submission are open.

The NanoQI organizers,
Geza Giedke,
Alejandro Gonzalez-Tudela,
J. Ignacio Cirac

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