Paulo Nussenzveig @ Radio USP

Only recently it came to my knowledge that our colleague Paulo Nussenzveig (LMCAL-IFUSP) is the new raising radio star! More precisely, Paulo has a periodic insertion at Radio USP to talk (in Portuguese) about Science and Scientists. This week, he focus on the (always necessary!?) defense of the production of knowledge without obvious applicability…

Listen yourself!   Even better, become a listener, spread his words and make Paulo a radio star!

Congratulations, Paulo! University and Society pretty much need initiatives like that!

Paraty 2019 – Time to register!

We would like to announce the “VII Paraty Quantum Information School and Workshop” ( that will take place in Paraty, Brazil from August 05 to 16, 2019.

We would be grateful if you could spread the word and bring the event to the attention of your group and to anyone else that might be interested. A pdf poster can be found in this link.

As in previous editions, the idea is to merge high level scientific exchange and a very pleasant atmosphere. The event will be held at the idyllic setting of Paraty, on Rio de Janeiro’s Costa Verde. The school runs from 5 to 9 August while the workshop takes place between 12 and 16 August 2019. Come and be part of this story!

Courses of the school:

Quantum-assisted machine learning in near-term quantum devices
Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz (University College London)

Entangled Structures in Classical and Quantum Optics
Antonio Zelaquett Khoury (Fluminense Federal University)

Characterising quantum correlation via semi-definite programming
Daniel Cavalcanti (ICFO)

Quantum computing over the rainbow: continuous-variable quantum information in the optical frequency comb
Olivier Pfister (University of Virginia)

High-dimensional Quantum Information
Yelena Guryanova (IQOQI-Vienna)

Open Quantum System Dynamics
Sabrina Maniscalco (Turku University)

Application deadline is April 21st for the school and May 12th for the workshop.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The organizers

Barbara Amaral
Daniel Schneider Tasca
Marcelo Terra Cunha
Nadja Kolb Bernardes
Pablo Saldanha
Rafael Chaves

PhD @ University of Düsseldorf, with Gláucia Murta!

Gláucia Murta is moving to Düsseldorf, this summer, and will possibly be my first daughter to bring grandchildren to my academic family.
Below you can see her advertising message. Candidates?
Best wishes to Gláucia, to Düsseldorf, and to whoever joins her in this adventure!
Dear friends,
In June I will be joining Dagmar Bruss’ group at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
In light of that, I’m currently looking for a PhD student who is motivated to work on quantum theory of network communication, with projects in the interface of quantum information theory, coding theory, quantum foundations and cryptography.
More information and details on how to apply can be found here:
I would be grateful if you could spread the word among prospective candidates.

PhD and PostDoc with Ana Belén Sainz, @ Gdansk

Call for a PhD student position and a postdoctoral position at the International Centre for Theory of quantum Technologies (ICTQT), University of Gdansk, Poland.
We are offering a four-year PhD studentship and a three-year postdoctoral position to motivated and qualified students and researchers in the fields of quantum foundations and quantum information.
The ideal starting date is Oct. 1, 2019 for the PhD call, and Sep. 1, 2019 for he postdoctoral call, but it may be negotiable.
The researchers will work at the Foundational Underpinnings of Quantum Technologies group lead by Ana Belén Sainz, on mathematical and conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum computation and quantum information.
The deadline for applications is March 31, 2019.
Applications may me submitted online at:
– Post-doctoral Researcher:

Congratulations Young Fellows!

The Brazilian Academy of Science (Academia Brasileira de Ciências) has just released the new members. One interesting class, created about 10 years ago, is the Affiliated Member (Membro Afiliado), which lasts for five years and focus on young promising scientists. In physics, São Paulo state has just elected five new Affiliated Members, three of them our SPN off QuBIT fellows Diogo de Oliveira Soares Pinto (USP), Gustavo Wiederhecker  (Unicamp), and  Thiago Pedro Mayer Alegre (Unicamp).

Congratulation, guys! Let us celebrate during our December Meeting.

New Article in Jornal da USP

Our multitasking @gtlandi has now published an article in Jornal da USP, together with Luciana Schmidt, a Medical Doctor

It is in Portuguese, sorry for some readers, explaining some new contributions from the group of Eugene Polzik, at Niels Bohr Institute. They show how to optically measure magnetic fields with high sensitiveness and no need of cryogeny, and how this can be a viable alternative to electrocardiography (ECG), capable of noninvasive (in medical sense) monitoring of the heart of a fetus (this is the part that appeals to Luciana!).

Congratulations, Gabriel! Long life to the partnership with Luciana and with Jornal da USP.

QTurn (proudly sharing)

Dear quantum friends,
We are happy to announce that the workshop “Q-turn: changing paradigms in quantum science” is now open for registration, submissions, and applications for travel support.
Q-turn is a new quantum workshop series, whose topics include: *quantum information theory* (e.g. cryptography, error correction, tomography, entanglement theory, many-body theory,  quantum optics);  *quantum foundations*  (e.g. correlations, causality, generalised probabilistic theories, quantum thermodynamics, quantum gravity);  *quantum computation* (e.g. simulation, algorithms, quantum complexity theory), and intersecting fields. As well as a scientific program, Q-turn will feature talks and discussions on issues that affect the quantum information community, ranging from diversity and inclusion, health and mental health, to workers’ rights.
To register, follow the link in our webpage:
Final registration deadline: ** October 31st**, but the earlier you register, the cheaper it will be!
Submissions should be a (max) 3-page description of the work and include a link to a published paper or preprint. To submit your work for a talk or poster in our scientific programme, follow the links in our webpage:
Submission deadline: **August 31st**.
**Apply for funding**
We will fully fund over 20 participants from all over the world (accommodation, flights and conference fee).
Partial funding is available to many more participants.
Preference will be given to early-career researchers, as well as scientists that belong to underrepresented groups in quantum information. Requests for funds for diversity or inclusion related purposes (e.g., parental support) are always welcome.
To apply for funding follow the instructions in:
Funding deadline: **September 8th**.
Looking forward to seeing you in Florianopolis,
Juani Bermejo-Vega, Yelena Guryanova, Ana Belén Sainz (steering committee)
Barbara Amaral, Fernando de Melo (program committee chairs)
Renné Luiz Câmara Medeiros de Araújo, Susane Calegari (local organizing committee)