Quantum Valley Investment Fund

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

QIPC2013

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Following QIPC2009 in Rome and QIPC2011 in Zurich we have the pleasure to announce another edition of the QUANTUM INFORMATION PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE – QIPC2013.

Following QIPC2009 in Rome and QIPC2011 in Zurich we have the pleasure to announce another edition of the QUANTUM INFORMATION PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE – QIPC2013.

Invitation to apply for becoming member of the Italian Committees granting the National Scientific Qualification

Summary: 

The Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR) invites applications for becoming Member of the Italian Committees granting the National Scientific Qualification.

Academic staff recruitment in Italy is now based on competition for the National Scientific Qualification (abilitazione). The qualification is granted by National Committees – one for each academic discipline. All committees shall be made up of five members, four affiliated to Italian universities and one affiliated to a foreign university in an OECD country.

Quantum Shorts 2012 film competition

The Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore invites entries for Quantum Shorts 2012 - a competition to produce the best short film inspired by quantum physics.

For more information, visit the web site

http://shorts.quantumlah.org/

or check the attached flyer.

QUIE2T sponsors ICAP'12 round table

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QUIE2T is the main sponsor of a public round table that features several Nobel prize laureates.

The round table is organized during the ICAP 2012 conference, and is one of the highlights of several special events. This public event is sponsored by the 'Quantum Envoy' program of the Coordination Action QUIE2T.

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