Documentary: Taming the Quantum World

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A popular-science documentary Taming the Quantum World concerning QIPC research activities in Europe has been produced by Masto Media ApS at the beginning of 2014. The production was initiated by QIPC Coordination Action QUROPE several yers ago.

Taming the Quantum World poster A popular-science documentary Taming the Quantum World concerning QIPC research activities in Europe has been produced by Masto Media ApS (youtube channel) at the beginning of 2014. The production of this documentary was initiated by QIPC Coordination Action QUROPE (predecessor of the current Coordination Action QUTE-EUROPE) several yers ago. A trailer and a video-on-demand format of the whole movie featuring N. Gisin, A. Zeilinger, R. Blatt and others is available here.
 

EC Vice-President Neelie KROES speech at Davos

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Quantum made it to European Commission Vice-President Neelie KROES speech at Davos World Economic forum!

On the 22nd of January 2014, Neelie KROES, the current Vice-President of the European Commission and responsible for the Digital Agenda, delivered a speech entitled "A vision for Europe" at the World Economic Forum held in Davos.

Call for Application to support a Quantum Envoy

Date: 
2014-01-01 - 2016-01-31
Place: 
Europe

Quantum envoy is any activity connecting interested third-party audiences with the quantum information research community. Typical examples of quantum envoy are public lectures and exhibitions presenting general aspects of QIPC research and goals.

Information day for the first Call in Quantum simulation FET-Proactive initiative

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The EC is organizing the Information day for the first Call in Quantum simulation FET-Proactive initiative for the new Framework program, to be held on the 20th January 2014 in Brussels.

The European Commission is organizing an Information day for the first Call in Quantum simulation FET-Proactive initiative for the new Framework program.

The event will take place in Brussels in the DIAMANT Conference centre (location still to be confirmed) (http://www.diamant.be/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=53&lang=en) on January 20, 2014.

Horizon 2020

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The European Commission has presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020 on Dec 10, 2013. A FET-Proactive (Research and Innovation Action) call with the topic "Quantum simulation" is open.

On Dec 10, 2013, the European Commission has for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020. Worth more than €15 billion over the first two years, the funding is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and tackle issues that will make a difference in people's lives. More information is available at http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/ .

Bristol University Offers Cloud Access To Quantum Chip

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Anyone can try quantum computing experiments on Bristol’s public access two-quibit chip.

Bristol University’s centre for quantum photonics has hooked up its quantum chip to the web. Anyone interested in quantum physics or computing can follow a link to Bristol’s Qcloud and try an experiment on a quantum simulator, before running it on a real quantum computer. Read the whole article at www.techweekeurope.co.uk.

Nasa buys into 'quantum' computer

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A $15m computer that uses "quantum physics" effects to boost its speed is to be installed at a Nasa facility.

The BBC reports this story about a quantum computer to be shared by Google, Nasa, and other scientists. Read the whole article at www.bbc.co.uk.

Physics World special issue on quantum physics

Summary: 

Download the March 2013 issue of Physics World, which is a special issue devoted to some of the most interesting cutting-edge work at the frontiers of quantum physics.

You can get a free copy here: http://physicsworld.com/cws/download/mar2013

Quantum Valley Investment Fund

Summary: 

The Quantum Valley Investment Fund will provide commercialization funding, expertise and support for researchers that develop breakthroughs in Quantum Information Science.

Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin, founders of the "Smart Phone" industry, have created a 100m$ fund focusing on the commercialization of quantum technologies. The web site is: http://quantumvalleyinvestments.com/

New York Times writes about quantum computers

Summary: 

The New York Times, issue March 21 2013, brings an article on quantum computers.

Read the article on line at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/technology/testing-a-new-class-of-spee...

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