IOP Publishing launches Quantum Science and Technology

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IOP Publishing is announcing the launch of Quantum Science and Technology, a new, high-impact journal engaged with advances in fundamental quantum information science and related quantum-enabled technologies.

IOP Publishing is announcing the launch of Quantum Science and Technology, a new, high-impact journal designed to serve the full range of subject disciplines, extending across academia and industry, now engaged with advances in fundamental quantum information science and related quantum-enabled technologies.

Nobel Prize winner Serge Haroche: "Europe must pioneer research advances"

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Prof. Haroche speaks @ the 2015 Annual Lecture of STOA Panel of the European Parliament.

At this year's Annual Lecture of Science and Technology Options Assesment panel of the European Parliament, Prof. Haroche emphasised that Europe has to maintain its leading role in science, and must pioneer research, innovation and creativity.

Paul Ehrenfest Best Paper Award for Quantum Foundations

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To acknowledge outstanding achievements in the foundations of quantum physics, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Vienna introduces the Paul Ehrenfest Best Paper Award for the best quantum foundations publication in a given year.

To acknowledge outstanding achievements in the foundations of quantum physics, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Vienna introduces the Paul Ehrenfest Best Paper Award for the best quantum foundations publication in a given year.

Understanding Google announcement about the D-Wave machine

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A note by the QUROPE Virtual Institutes and Facilities on recent developments in quantum annealing.

The QUROPE Virtual Institutes and Facilities have produced a document aimed at understanding what is the take away message of the last preprint of Google researchers about the D-Wave machine (see this news).

The document can be downloaded following this link

Double quantum-teleportation milestone is Physics World 2015 Breakthrough of the Year

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The Physics World 2015 Breakthrough of the Year goes to Jian-Wei Pan and Chaoyang Lu of the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, for being the first to achieve the simultaneous quantum teleportation of two inherent properties of a fundamental particle – the photon.

The Physics World 2015 Breakthrough of the Year goes to Jian-Wei Pan and Chaoyang Lu of the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, for being the first to achieve the simultaneous quantum teleportation of two inherent properties of a fundamental particle – the photon.

Recent developments in quantum annealing

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Troyer, Zintchenko and Brown (ETH Zurich) summary on recent developments in quantum annealing.

On December 7, researchers at Google have reported evidence for significant quantum effects on the latest D-Wave 2X device using problem instances that are designed to be hard for thermal annealing algorithms but easy for quantum annealers (http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.02206).

Call to accelerate Quantum Technologies across Europe

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Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Gunther H. Oettinger, and Minister of Economic Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Henk Kamp, stated that action is needed to ensure Europe remains a world leader in Quantum Technology.

Yesterday, During the visit at QuTech, Delft, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Gunther H. Oettinger, and Minister of Economic Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Henk Kamp, stated that action is needed to ensure Europe remains a world leader in Quantum Technology.

2016 Quantum Conference in Amsterdam

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The Netherlands is planning to organize a Quantum Technologies conference in spring 2016 in Amsterdam in cooperation with the European Commission.

 

To enhance overall interest, activity and investment in Quantum Technologies across Europe, the Netherlands is planning to organize a conference in Amsterdam in cooperation with the European Commission. The aim of the conference is to foster collaboration between European scientific and industry communities, showcase innovation and provide a platform to present a comprehensive vision and roadmap across the spectrum of Quantum Technologies. The Presidency will report the conclusions of the Conference to the Competitiveness Council in May 2016.

First activity report of the "Russian Quantum Center"

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The first activity report of the "Russian Quantum Center" has been published.

The first report of the "Russian Quantum Center" (RQC, http://www.rqc.ru) has been made public recently. It presents the results of research work since 2012, when the organizational period ended and the RQC began full operation. You can grab a copy here.

Report from the workshop on Quantum Technologies and Industry

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The report of the workshop on Quantum Technologies and Industry was held in Brussels on 6 May 2015 has been published

A participatory workshop on Quantum Technologies and Industry was held in Brussels on 6 May 2015. The aim was to identify what could be the markets for quantum technologies, and how these could be industrialised. The workshop report (available here) summarises the discussions and the action plan which emerged as a conclusion.

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