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SPIE Photonics Europe 2016 – Quantum Technologies Conference, 4-7 April 2016, Brussels Link

CPEM, 10-15 July, Ottawa, Canada LINK

European Conference on Trapped Ions, Aug 29 -Sept 2, 2016, Arosa, CH LINK

ECAMP, 5-9 September 2016, Frankfurt, D LINK

International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", summer courses 2016 LINK


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You can also find postdoc positions in frequency metrology, cold atoms and quantum information


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Computing rotational energy transfers of OD−/OH− in collisions with Rb: isotopic effects and inelastic rates at cold ion-trap conditions
L González-Sánchez, F A Gianturco, F Carelli and R Wester
New J. Phys. 17 (2015) 123003

Detection of motional ground state population of a trapped ion using delayed pulses
F Gebert, Y Wan, F Wolf, Jan C Heip and Piet O Schmidt
New J. Phys. 18 (2016) 013037

Doppler Cooling Trapped Ions with a UV Frequency Comb
Josue Davila-Rodriguez, Akira Ozawa, Theodor W. Hänsch, and Thomas Udem
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 043002 (2016)

Dynamics of an ion coupled to a parametric superconducting circuit
Dvir Kafri, Prabin Adhikari, and Jacob M. Taylor
Phys. Rev. A 93, 013412 (2016)

Formation of helical ion chains
R. Nigmatullin, A. del Campo, G. De Chiara, G. Morigi, M. B. Plenio, and A. Retzker
Phys. Rev. B 93, 014106 (2016)

Hidden frustrated interactions and quantum annealing in trapped-ion spin-phonon chains
Pedro Nevado and Diego Porras
Phys. Rev. A 93, 013625 (2016)

High-harmonic spectroscopy of laser-driven nonadiabatic electron dynamics in the hydrogen molecular ion
M. R. Miller, A. Jaroń-Becker, and A. Becker
Phys. Rev. A 93, 013406 (2016)

Isotope dependence of the Zeeman effect in lithium-like calcium
Florian Köhler, Klaus Blaum, Michael Block, Stanislav Chenmarev, Sergey Eliseev, Dmitry A. Glazov, Mikhail Goncharov, Jiamin Hou, Anke Kracke, Dmitri A. Nesterenko, Yuri N. Novikov, Wolfgang Quint, Enrique Minaya Ramirez, Vladimir M. Shabaev, Sven Sturm, Andrey V. Volotka & Günter Werth
Nature Communications 7, Article number: 10246 (2016).

Long-range Ising and Kitaev models: phases, correlations and edge modes
Davide Vodola, Luca Lepori, Elisa Ercolessi, and Guido Pupillo
New J. Phys. 18 (2016) 015001

Nonperturbative calculation of phonon effects on spin squeezing
D. Dylewsky, J. K. Freericks, M. L. Wall, A. M. Rey, and M. Foss-Feig
Phys. Rev. A 93, 013415 (2016)

Nuclear recoil and vacuum-polarization effects on the binding energies of supercritical H-like ions
Ivan A. Aleksandrov, Günter Plunien and Vladimir M. Shabaev
Eur. Phys. J. D (2016) 70: 18

Phase-Stable Free-Space Optical Lattices for Trapped Ions
C. T. Schmiegelow, H. Kaufmann, T. Ruster, J. Schulz, V. Kaushal, M. Hettrich, F. Schmidt-Kaler, and U. G. Poschinger
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 033002 (2016)

Probing QED and fundamental constants through laser spectroscopy of vibrational transitions in HD+
J. Biesheuvel, J.-Ph. Karr, L. Hilico, K. S. E. Eikema, W. Ubachs & J. C. J. Koelemeij
Nature Communications 7, Article number: 10385 (2016)

Proposal for laser cooling of rare-earth ions
Maxence Lepers, Ye Hong, Jean-François Wyart, and Olivier Dulieu
Phys. Rev. A 93, 011401(R) (2016)

Quantum Algorithmic Readout in Multi-Ion Clocks
M. Schulte, N. Lörch, I. D. Leroux, P. O. Schmidt, and K. Hammerer
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 013002 (2016)

Resonant photo-ionization of Yb+ to Yb2+
Simon Heugel, Martin Fischer, Vladimir Elman, Robert Maiwald, Markus Sondermann and Gerd Leuchs
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49 (2016) 015002

Strongly enhanced effects of Lorentz symmetry violation in entangled Yb+ ions
V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum, M. S. Safronova, S. G. Porsev, T. Pruttivarasin, M. A. Hohensee & H. Häffner
Nature Physics (2016)

Topological phases with long-range interactions
Z.-X. Gong, M. F. Maghrebi, A. Hu, M. L. Wall, M. Foss-Feig, and A. V. Gorshkov
Phys. Rev. B 93, 041102(R) (2016)


An Optimized Ion Trap Geometry to Measure Quadrupole Shifts of $^{171}$Yb$^+$ Clocks
N. Batra, B. K. Sahoo, S. De

Compiling quantum algorithms for architectures with multi-qubit gates
Esteban A. Martinez, Thomas Monz, Daniel Nigg, Philipp Schindler, Rainer Blatt

Cryogenic resonator design for trapped ion experiments in Paul traps
Matthias F. Brandl, Philipp Schindler, Thomas Monz, Rainer Blatt

Entanglement growth and correlation spreading with variable-range interactions in spin and fermionic tunnelling models
Anton S. Buyskikh, Maurizio Fagotti, Johannes Schachenmayer, Fabian Essler, Andrew J. Daley

Exploring and understanding 2D microwave near-fields using a single ion
M. Wahnschaffe, H. Hahn, G. Zarantonello, T. Dubielzig, S. Grondkowski, A. Bautista-Salvador, M. Kohnen, C. Ospelkaus

Fast Gates Allow Large-Scale Quantum Simulation with Trapped Ions
R. L. Taylor, C. D. B. Bentley, J. S. Pedernales, L. Lamata, E. Solano, A. R. R. Carvalho, J. J. Hope

Optimised multi-ion cavity coupling
Stephen Begley, Markus Vogt, Gurpreet Kaur Gulati, Hiroki Takahashi, Matthias Keller

Photodissociation of trapped Rb$^+_2$ : Implications for hybrid molecular ion-atom trapping
S. Jyothi, Tridib Ray, Sourav Dutta, A.R. Allouche, Romain Vexiau, Olivier Dulieu, S. A. Rangwala

Rapid and effective synthesis of $\text{}^{40}\text{Ca}-\text{}^{27}\text{Al}$ ion pair towards quantum logic optical clock
Junjuan Shang, Kaifeng Cui, Jian Cao, Shaomao Wang, Hualin Shu, Xueren Huang

Refocusing two qubit gate noise for trapped ions by composite pulses
Itsik Cohen, Amit Rotem, Alex Retzker

Shortcuts to Adiabaticity by Counterdiabatic Driving in Trapped-ion Transport
Shuoming An, Dingshun Lv, Adolfo del Campo, Kihwan Kim

Stability thresholds and calculation techniques for fast entangling gates on trapped ions
C D B Bentley, R L Taylor, A R R Carvalho, J J Hope

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