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A short month and a short publication list !

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Igor Lesanovsky, University of Nottingham has been awarded the 2014 Maxwell medal and prize from IOP Details

COST Open Call deadline 24 March 2015. All contributions welcome !

2 PostDoc Positions in Marseille
At Aix-Marseille University we are seeking a postdoc for the experimental development of a device detecting giant molecules, and a second position for a new project in coherent multi-photon spectroscopy. Our aim is to fill both positions as soon as possible in early 2015, more info here
Permanent position at UPMC, Paris, France
A lecturer position in atomic, molecular, ion and laser physics is open at Pierre et Marie Curie university in Paris, to develop a research project in one of the teams of Kastler Brossel laboratory (LKB).
Details and contact HERE

Postdocs in Experimental Quantum Control with Trapped Ions at University of Sydney
We are seeking to appoint two Research Fellows for projects focused on (1) Quantum control engineering with trapped ions, and (2) Trapped-ion quantum simulation in a Penning trap. Details and contact HERE

PostDoc Position at BASE
BASE is a high precision Penning trap experiment, dedicated to measure the magnetic moment of the antiproton to a resolution of at least one part in a billion. This will provide one of the most stringent tests of CPT invariance. For details contact Stefan.ulmer @

Postdoc (Research Associate) at Texas A&M University
in the Stored Ion, Bio-Optics Research and Few Cycle Laser Pulses Laboratories . For details please contact  Professor Hans Schuessler

A PhD position funded by DFG (German Science Foundation) for 3 years is available in the laser
molecular spectroscopy group of Otto Dopfer at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

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A far-off-resonance optical trap for a Ba+ ion
Thomas Huber, Alexander Lambrecht, Julian Schmidt, Leon Karpa, and Tobias Schaetz
Nat. Comm. 5, 5587 (2014)

A trapped-ion-based quantum byte with 10-5 next-neighbour cross-talk
C. Piltz, T. Sriarunothai, A.F. Varón, and C. Wunderlich
Nat. Comm. 5, 4679 (2014)

Combined experimental and theoretical probe of the lifetime of the 3d2D5/2 state in 40Ca+
Hua Guan, Hu Shao, Yuan Qian, Yao Huang, Pei-Liang Liu, Wu Bian, Cheng-Bin Li, B. K. Sahoo, and Ke-Lin Gao
Phys. Rev. A 91, 022511 (2015)

Control of the conformations of ion Coulomb crystals in a Penning trap
S. Mavadia, J. F. Goodwin, G. Stutter, S. Bharadia, D. R. Crick, .l M. Segal, and R. C. Thompson
Nat. Comm. 4, 2571 (2014)

Controlling quantum critical dynamics of isolated systems
A. del Campo and K. Sengupta
Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 224, 189 (2015)

Directional Superradiant Emission from Statistically Independent Incoherent Nonclassical and Classical Sources
S. Oppel,R. Wiegner, G. S. Agarwal, and J. von Zanthier

Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 263606 (2014)

Cooperative Lamb shift in a mesoscopic atomic array
Ziv Meir, Osip Schwartz, Ephraim Shahmoon, Dan Oron, and Roee Ozeri
Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 193002 (2014)

Description of ion motion in a Paul trap immersed in a cold atomic gas
M. Krych and Z. Idziaszek,
Phys. Rev. A 91, 023430 (2015)

Experimental test of the quantum Jarzynski equality with a trapped-ion system
S. An, J.-N. Zhang, M. Um, D. Lv, Y. Lu, J. Zhang, Z.-Qi Yin, H. T. Quan, and K. Kim
Nat. Phys. 11, 193 (2015)

Femtosecond wavepacket interferometry using the rotational dynamics of a trapped cold molecular ion
J Martin Berglund, Michael Drewsen and Christiane P KochNew J. Phys. 17, 025007 (2015)

In-Source Laser Spectroscopy with the Laser Ion Source and Trap: First Direct Study of the Ground-State Properties of Po217,219
D.A. Fink et al.
Phys. Rev. X 5, 011018 (2015)

Measurement of the magnetic interaction between two bound electrons of two separate ions
Nitzan Akerman, Nir Navon, Yinnon Glickman, Roee Ozeri,
Nature 510, 376 (2014)

Quantum Computation under Micromotion in a Planar Ion Crystal
S.-T. Wang, C. Shen, and L.-M. Duan
Scientific Reports 5, 8555 (2015)

Quantum physics: Feel the force
Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler
Nature 510, 349 (2014)

Quantum Process Tomography of a Molmer-Sorensen Interaction
Nir Navon, Nitzan Akerman, Shlomi Kotler, Yinnon Glickman, and Roee Ozeri
Phys. Rev. A 90, 010103 (R) (2014)

Single-step arbitrary control of mechanical quantum states in ultrastrong optomechanics
L. Garziano, R. Stassi, V. Macri, S. Savasta, and O. Di Stefano
Phys. Rev. A 91, 023809 (2015)

Synopsis: Quantum Fluctuations Affect a Row of Distant Ions
D. Monroe
Physics Synopsis, 201


Constraints on exotic dipole-dipole couplings between electrons at the micrometer scale
Shlomi Kotler, Roee Ozeri, and Derek F. Jackson Kimball

Fast expansions and compressions of trapped-ion chains
M. Palmero, S. Martínez-Garaot, J. Alonso, J. P. Home,
and J. G. Muga

Free space interference experiments with single photons and single ions
Lukáš Slodička, Gabriel Hétet, Markus Hennrich, and Rainer Blatt

Many-Body Stochastic Dynamics: Quenches in Dissipative Quantum Spin Arrays
Loïc Henriet, and Karyn Le Hur

Optimal transport of two ions under slow spring-constant drifts
Xiao-Jing Lu, Mikel Palmero, Andreas Ruschhaupt, Xi Chen, and Juan Gonzalo Muga

Quantum Simulator for Transport Phenomena in Fluid Flows
A. Mezzacapo, M. Sanz, L. Lamata, I. L. Egusquiza, S. Succi, and E. Solano

Single photon absorption by a single atom: from heralded absorption to polarization state mapping
Nicolas Piro, and Jürgen Eschner

Technologies for trapped-ion quantum information systems
Amira M. Eltony, Dorian Gangloff, Molu Shi, Alexei Bylinskii, Vladan Vuletić, and Isaac L. Chuang

Trapped-ion Lissajous trajectories
R. F. Rossetti, G. D. de Moraes Neto, J. Carlos Egues, and M. H. Y. Moussa

Time and Spatial Parity Operations with Trapped Ions
Xiao-Hang Cheng, Unai Alvarez-Rodriguez, Lucas Lamata, Xi Chen, and Enrique Solano

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