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ARTIQ (Advanced Real-Time Infrastructure for Quantum physics) is a next-generation control system for quantum information experiments. It is being developed by M-Labs  in partnership with the Ion Storage Group at NIST, and its applicability reaches beyond ion trapping. You will find details HERE

In memory of Professor Danny Segal, a special issue of the Journal of Modern Optics will be dedicated to his research interests and short reminiscences of him. Selected papers from the 2016 European Conference on Trapped Ions, with which Danny was closely associated, will form part of this special issue. More info

WE Heraeus Seminar "Quantum-limited metrology and sensing", 5-9 February 2017, Bad Honnef, Germany Details

5th Quantum Thermodynamics Conference (QTD5) is taking place in Oxford, 13-17 March 2017. Details

OSA Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM) - IV: Quantum Technologies, 5 – 7 April 2017
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France LINK

Precision Physics, Quantum Electrodynamics and Fundamental Interactions, April 30th to May 5th 2017 in Cargese, France. LINK

Spectroscopy, Dynamics and Applications of Cold Molecular Ions, May 28th to June 2d 2017 at Ecole de physique des Houches, Haute-Savoie, France. Details

ACES workshop: Fundamental and applied science with clocks and cold atoms in space, that will take place on June 29-30 2017 at the University of Zürich in Switzerland. Details

EFTF - IFCS 2017, 9-13 July 2017, Besançon, France Details

12th International Workshop on Non-neutral Plasmas to be held 10-13 July 2017 in Appleton, Wisconsin; LINK

ColdBeams 2017 - Conference on ultracold ion and electron beams, July 10-12, 2017, Eindhoven, the Netherlands Details

49th EGAS at Durham University in the UK, July 17 – 21. LINK


PhD position financed by the 'AVA' (Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics) programme, EURAXESS job id: 34117042 or contact or

The Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies Group, at Instituto de Telecomunicacoes (in Lisbon, Portugal), is seeking to hire two Post-doctoral Research Fellows. LINK

Postdoc position at LPL, France: Ultrastable frequency transfer through optical fiber links . Contact Prof. Anne Amy-Klein:

2 PhD students in experimental quantum physics "trapped cold Rydberg Ions" at Mainz University, Germany. Contact Prof. Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler:

The Astroparticle Physics Group at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada is offering a postdoc position LINK

The Quantum Technology Group at University of Sussex is seeking to recruit 3 Researchs Fellows in Quantum Device Engineering in Quantum Logic Implementation; Quantum Computing Operations; Manufacturing Quantum Microchips

The Quantum Technology Group at University of Sussex also  also has a position as  Electrical Engineer in Quantum Device Engineering

PhD in Quantum Device Engineering - Developing a trapped-ion quantum computer demonstrator device, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK  link

PhD in Quantum Device Engineering - Quantum algorithms on a trapped-ion quantum co-processor, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK  link

PhD in Quantum Device Engineering - Advanced microchips for quantum technology devices, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK  link

PhD in Quantum Device Engineering - Developing a portable quantum sensor, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK  link

PhD position financed by the 'AVA' (Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics) programme which is part of the 'Marie Curie Innovative Training Network' (ITN) of the European Union (Horizon 2020). The position is financed for three years and is to start early in 2017. The offer has also been published on the EURAXESS job portal under id: 34117042. Contact or for details.

QUITEMAD+ research network seeks a young, motivated postdoctoral researcher that integrates in our group and contributes to our research in quantum technologies. DETAILS

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


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Observation of the 1s-2s transition in trapped antihydrogen
M Ahmadi et al. (ALPHA collaboration)
Nature 541506–510 (26 January 2017)

Mapping curved spacetimes into Dirac spinors
Carlos Sabín
Scientific Reports 7, (11 January 2017)

Playing tricks to ions
Leibfried, D. 
Appl. Phys. B (2017) 123: 10

Sixfold improved single particle measurement of the magnetic moment of the antiproton
H. Nagahama, C. Smorra, S. Sellner, J. Harrington, T. Higuchi, M. J. Borchert, T. Tanaka, M. Besirli, A. Mooser, G. Schneider, K. Blaum, Y. Matsuda, C. Ospelkaus, W. Quint, J. Walz, Y. Yamazaki & S. Ulmer
Nature Communications 8, 14084 (2017)

Quantum computers ready to leap out of the lab in 2017
Davide Castelvecchi
Nature 541, 9-10 (3 January 2017)

Sympathetic Ground State Cooling and Time-Dilation Shifts in an 27Al+ Optical Clock
J.-S. Chen, S. M. Brewer, C. W. Chou, D. J. Wineland, D. R. Leibrandt, and D. B. Hume
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 053002 (2017)

Viewpoint: Trapped Ions Stopped Cold
Nils Huntemann, Physics 10, 9 (2017)

Leading-order relativistic corrections to the dipole polarizability of hydrogen molecular ions
D T Aznabayev, A K Bekbaev, S A Zhaugasheva and V I Korobov
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50 025104 (2017)

Long-range Heisenberg models in quasiperiodically driven crystals of trapped ions
A. Bermudez, L. Tagliacozzo, G. Sierra, and P. Richerme
Phys. Rev. B 95, 024431 (2017)

Experimental demonstration of an efficient number diagnostic for long ion chains
M. R. Kamsap, C. Champenois, J. Pedregosa-Gutierrez, S. Mahler, M. Houssin, and M. Knoop
Phys. Rev. A 95, 013413 (2017)

Prediction and real-time compensation of qubit decoherence via machine learning
Sandeep Mavadia, Virginia Frey, Jarrah Sastrawan, Stephen Dona, Michael J. Biercuk
Nature Communications 8, (16 January 2017)

Viewpoint: How to Create a Time Crystal
Phil Richerme, 
Physics 10, 5 (2017)

Spin readout of trapped electron qubits
Pai Peng (
彭湃), Clemens Matthiesen, and Hartmut Häffner
Phys. Rev. A 95, 012312 (2017)

Quantum simulation of driven para-Bose oscillators
C. Huerta Alderete and B. M. Rodríguez-Lara
Phys. Rev. A 95, 013820 (2017)

Discrete Time Crystals: Rigidity, Criticality, and Realizations
N. Y. Yao, A. C. Potter, I.-D. Potirniche, and A. Vishwanath
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 030401 (2017)

Prethermalization and persistent order in the absence of a thermal phase transition
Jad C. Halimeh, Valentin Zauner-Stauber, Ian P. McCulloch, Inés de Vega, Ulrich Schollwöck, and Michael Kastner
Phys. Rev. B 95, 024302 (2017)

Quantum optics, what next?
J. Ignacio Cirac, H. Jeff Kimble
Nature Photonics 11, 18-20 (3 January 2017) 

Boson-mediated quantum spin simulators in transverse fields: XY model and spin-boson entanglement
Michael L. Wall, Arghavan Safavi-Naini, and Ana Maria Rey
Phys. Rev. A 95, 013602 (2017

Many-body localization in Ising models with random long-range interactions
Haoyuan Li, Jia Wang, Xia-Ji Liu, and Hui Hu
Phys. Rev. A 94, 063625 (2016

Linear mode-mixing of phonons with trapped ions
Marshall, K. & James, D.F.V. 
Appl. Phys. B (2017) 123: 26.

High fidelity quantum gates of trapped ions in the presence of motional heating
Farhang Haddadfarshi and Florian Mintert
New J. Phys. 18 123007 (2016)

Resolving a discrepancy between experimental and theoretical lifetimes in atomic negative ions
Tomas Brage and Jon Grumer
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50 025001 (2017)

Surface-electrode trap with an integrated permanent magnet for generating a magnetic-field gradient at trapped ions
Yuji Kawai, Kenji Shimizu, Atsushi Noguchi, Shinji Urabe and Utako Tanaka
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50 025501 (2017)

Evaluation of blackbody radiation shift with temperature-associated fractional uncertainty at 10−18 level for 40Ca+ ion optical clock
Ping Zhang, Jian Cao, Hua-lin Shu, Jin-bo Yuan, Jun-juan Shang, Kai-feng Cui, Si-jia Chao, Shao-mao Wang, Dao-xin Liu and Xue-ren Huang
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50 015002 (2017)

Electron impact on vibrationally cold ${{HF}}^{+}$
Marius Cristian Stroe and Magda Fifirig
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49 245201 (2016)

Formation of a molecular ion by photoassociative Raman processes
Dibyendu Sardar, Somnath Naskar, Arpita Pal, Hamid Berriche and Bimalendu Deb
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49 245202 (2016)

Ion–photon entanglement and quantum frequency conversion with trapped Ba+ ions
Siverns, J. D.; Li, X.; Quraishi, Q.
Applied Optics 56(3) B222-B230 (2017)

VECSEL systems for the generation and manipulation of trapped magnesium ions
Burd, S. C.; Allcock, D. T. C.; Leinonen, T.; Penttinen, J. P.; Slichter, D. H.; Srinivas, R.; Wilson, A. C.; Jördens, R.; Guina, M.; Leibfried, D.; Wineland, D. J.
Optica 3(12) 1294-1299 (2016)

Ion crystals in anharmonic traps
S. R. Bastin, Tony E. Lee
Journal of Applied Physics 121, 014312 (2017);

Continuous time of flight measurements in a Lissajous configuration
G. Dobos, G. Hárs
Review of Scientific Instruments 88, 013301 (2017);

A dense gas of laser-cooled atoms for hybrid atom–ion trapping
Höltkemeier, B., Glässel, J., López-Carrera, H. et al.
Appl. Phys. B (2017) 123: 51. 

Shifting the phase of a coherent beam with a 174Yb+ ion: influence of the scattering cross section
Martin Fischer, Bharath Srivathsan, Lucas Alber, Markus Weber, Markus Sondermann, Gerd Leuchs
Appl. Phys. B (2017) 123: 48. doi:10.1007/s00340-016-6609-3

Dynamics of non-Markovian open quantum systems
Inés de Vega and Daniel Alonso
Rev. Mod. Phys. 89, 015001 (2017)

Realizing three-step photoionization of calcium by two lasers
Zhang, J., Xie, Y., Liu, P. et al.
Appl. Phys. B (2017) 123: 45.

High-precision spectroscopy of the HD+ molecule at the 1-p.p.b. level
Biesheuvel, J., Karr, JP., Hilico, L. et al. 
Appl. Phys. B (2017) 123: 23

Frequency-comb referenced collinear laser spectroscopy of Be+ for nuclear structure investigations and many-body QED tests
Krieger, A., Nörtershäuser, W., Geppert, C. et al. 
Appl. Phys. B (2017) 123: 15

Unexpectedly large difference of the electron density at the nucleus in the 4p2P1/2,3/2 fine-structure doublet of Ca+
C. Shi, F. Gebert, C. Gorges, S. Kaufmann, W. Nörtershäuser, B. K. Sahoo, A. Surzhykov, V. A. Yerokhin, J. C. Berengut, F. Wolf, J. C. Heip, P. O. Schmidt
Appl. Phys. B 123: 2. (2017)


Schrödinger cat and Werner state disentanglement simulated by trapped ion systems
Victor A. S. V. Bittencourt, Alex E. Bernardini

Mølmer-Sørensen entangling gate for cavity QED systems
Hiroki Takahashi, Pedro Nevado Serrano, Matthias Keller

Optimised surface-electrode ion-trap junctions for experiments with cold molecular ions
Arezoo Mokhberi, Roman Schmied, Stefan Willitsch

Measurements of trapped-ion heating rates with exchangeable surfaces in close proximity
D. A. Hite, K. S. McKay, S. Kotler, D. Leibfried, D. J. Wineland, D. P. Pappas

Single-qubit quantum memory exceeding 10-minute coherence time
Ye Wang, Mark Um, Junhua Zhang, Shuoming An, Ming Lyu, Jing -Ning Zhang, L.-M. Duan, Dahyun Yum, Kihwan Kim

Loading a linear Paul trap to saturation from a magneto-optical trap
J. E. Wells, R. Blümel, J. M. Kwolek, D. S. Goodman, W. W. Smith

Fast Reconstruction of High-qubit Quantum States via Low Rate Measurements
K. Li, J. Zhang, S. Cong

Single Ion Imaging and Fluorescence Collection with a Parabolic Mirror Trap
Chen-Kuan Chou, Carolyn Auchter, Jennifer Lilieholm, Kevin Smith, Boris Blinov

Ion-photon entanglement and quantum frequency conversion with trapped Ba+ ions
James D. Siverns, Xiao Li, Qudsia Quraishi

Direct observation of dynamical quantum phase transitions in an interacting many-body system
P. Jurcevic, H. Shen, P. Hauke, C. Maier, T. Brydges, C. Hempel, B. P. Lanyon, M. Heyl, R. Blatt, C. F. Roos

U(1) Wilson lattice gauge theories in digital quantum simulators
Christine Muschik, Markus Heyl, Esteban Martinez, Thomas Monz, Philipp Schindler, Berit Vogell, Marcello Dalmonte, Philipp Hauke, Rainer Blatt, Peter Zoller

Ultra-Cooled Atomic Reservoir as a High-Precision Sensor of Electric Signals
Francisco Domínguez, Íñigo Arrazola, Jaime Doménech, Julen Simon Pedernales, Lucas Lamata, Enrique Solano, Daniel Rodríguez

Efficient tomography of a quantum many-body system
B. P. Lanyon, C. Maier, M. Holzäpfel, T. Baumgratz, C. Hempel, P. Jurcevic, I. Dhand, A. S. Buyskikh, A. J. Daley, M. Cramer, M. B. Plenio, R. Blatt, C. F. Roos

Enhanced anti-hydrogen ion production
D. A. Cooke, A. Husson, D. Lunney, P. Crivelli

Critical Phenomena and Kibble-Zurek Scaling in the Long-Range Quantum Ising Chain
Daniel Jaschke, Kenji Maeda, Joseph D. Whalen, Michael L. Wall, Lincoln D. Carr

Trapped ions in Rydberg-dressed atomic gases
T. Secker, N. Ewald, J. Joger, H. Fürst, T. Feldker, R. Gerritsma

Resolution-enhanced entanglement detection
Manuel Gessner, Luca Pezzè, Augusto Smerzi

Quantum harmonic oscillator state control in a squeezed Fock basis
D.Kienzler, H.-Y. Lo, V. Negnevitsky, C. Flühmann, M. Marinelli, J. P. Home

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