Horizon 2020


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


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


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


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


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


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...

Young Investigator Award 2013: Call for nominations


A call for nominations for the QIPC Young Investigator Award 2013 has been published.

A call for nominations for the QIPC Young Investigator Award 2013 has been published.

Physics World reveals its top 10 breakthroughs for 2012

Among its top 10 breakthroughs for 2012, Physics World also lists the 'Entangling twisted beams' experiment by Zeilinger et.al.

Petition to protect the EU research budget


The Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) has launched a petition to support an open letter that has been signed by 42 Nobel Laureates and 5 Fields Medallists.

The discussions at and around the next summit of the European Union heads of states and governments, which is scheduled for 22 and 23 November, will be decisive in determining the EU research budget for the next seven years. Several Member States are demanding severe cuts on the total EU budget and research will have to compete with other policy priorities.

Physics Nobel Prize 2012


Serge Haroche from France and David Wineland from the United States share the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics for experimental work on quantum optics.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2012 was awarded jointly to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems".

Read the official announcement on nobelprize.org.

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