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Interview with Pavel Exner ahead of his 70th birthday

Professor Pavel Exner is currently the scientific director at the Doppler Institute for Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics in Prague. He is an extremely active figure in the scientific community; in addition to publishing several books and over 200 papers, he has organised many conferences, is a member of several professional organisations, and has been awarded the JINR prize for theoretical physics. 1,317 more words


Interview with Teiko Heinosaari: A Quantum Unconference

Teiko Heinosaari  is currently a researcher at the Turku Centre for Quantum Physics, University of Turku, Finland. He was recently involved in the organisation of a… 597 more words


Journal of Physics A: out and about

Conferences are a fantastic opportunity for our editors to engage with the community and hear about leading research first hand. We will be attending several conferences this year, confirmed so far are: 147 more words

Journal Of Physics A: Mathematical And Theoretical

Life, cellular automata, and mentoring

One night last July, IQIM postdoc Ning Bao emailed me a photo. He’d found a soda can that read, “Share a Coke with Patrick.”

Ning and I were co-mentoring two Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows, or SURFers. 1,159 more words


New material for detecting photons captures more quantum information

Detecting individual particles of light just got a bit more precise—by 74 picoseconds to be exact—thanks to advances in materials by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers and their colleagues in fabricating superconducting nanowires.

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Quantum Information: Episode II: The Tools’ Applications

Monday dawns. Headlines report that “Star Wars: Episode VII” has earned more money, during its opening weekend, than I hope to earn in my lifetime. Trading the newspaper for my laptop, I learn that a friend has discovered… 905 more words