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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.

Yours,

            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 http://personal.us.es/adan/granada17.htm. 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 (http://ritce.hbar.es).

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

Adán Cabello (adan@us.es) and Daniel Rodríguez (danielrodriguez@ugr.es)

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: john.calsamiglia@uab.cat.
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: http://ice.hbar.es
Conference program: http://ice.hbar.es/program.pdf
Spanish Network on Quantum Information’s webpage: http://rice.hbar.es

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
Euros.

The deadline for sending the application is May 1 (2016).
Further information in:
http://ifisc.uib-csic.es/grants/surf

"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: http://nanoqi.dipc.org/ 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

Postdoctoral position

posted Mar 7, 2016, 7:55 AM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll

research position
Javier Prior's group at the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) has one postdoctoral vacancy for two years in the field of Dynamics of Open Quantum Systems.

The project will be related with the new topic of quantum biological systems and the study of artificial photovoltaic material as conjugated polymers. The appointment will be made within the structure of the UPCT on a two-year contract basis (35000 Euros per year before taxes) (starting date June/july 2016) Requirements: A relevant doctorate of high standing and knowledge of open quantum systems. It will be appreciate knowledge of and Density Matrix Renormalization group DMRG and simulations of 2D photon eco spectroscopy.

Contact: Javier Prior javier.prior@upct.es

Quantum Information School and Conference 2016

posted Dec 11, 2015, 7:16 AM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll

 
Dear all, we are pleased to announce the first RICE School New trends in Quantum Information (11-12 April 2016) and the conference Quantum Information in Spain ICE-3 (13-15 April 2016), both of which will take place at IFISC (CSIC-UIB), Mallorca (Spain) 

This conference is part of a series of itinerant events aiming to be a reference for the Spanish community working in Quantum Information. Several contributed talks, posters (with flash plenary presentations), an international collection of 9 invited talks, and discussion time are planned. As a novelty, before the conference there will be the first RICE School "New trends in Quantum Information" promoted by the Spanish Network on Quantum Information (RICE) as a training opportunity in four selected topics: Tensor Networks, Cold Atoms, Quantum Correlations and Circuit QED. Please look at the respective web-pages for information about invited speakers, lecturers,and scientific committees.

Registration to the Conference and the School and abstract submissions, for oral and poster presentations, will open the 11th of January 2016 and will last until the 15th of February 2016.
Please register through the respective web-pages:
http://ice.hbar.es
http://school.rice.hbar.es

Sincerely,

Fernando Galve
Juan José García Ripoll
Roberta Zambrini

Open PhD position in Quantum Cryptography

posted Dec 4, 2015, 7:58 AM by Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll

The group of Optical Communications at the University of Vigo (Spain) is looking for a PhD student in the area of quantum cryptography. The aim of the PhD project is to develop new high-rate quantum key distribution protocols and explore their robustness against side-channel attacks.

Requirements:
  • A Master's degree in physics, mathematics, or engineering
  • Candidates with a strong background in cryptography or quantum information are preferred
  • Demonstrated research abilities by completion of an (undergraduate) research project.
Do not hesitate to contact Prof. Marcos Curty (mcurty@com.uvigo.es, http://www.com.uvigo.es/mcurty) should you have any question, and send him a motivating email and your CV if you are interested in the position.


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