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We just finished 10 days of high-level school at Les Houches with the snow coming crescendo, another training event for 54 (mostly) PhD students. This time, all tutorials will be published in a real book including the exercices - and maybe the solutions  ;-)

Your editorial team

We have the pleasure to present a new member of our team : Alejandro Bermudez from CSIC, Madrid, Spain has joint us very recently, and his main job will be to juggle your publications !!
If you wish to send information about your latest publications, please send info to

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 @

Sent informations about your publications to

Enhanced Quantum Interface with Collective Ion-Cavity Coupling
B. Casabone, K. Friebe, B. Brandstätter, K. Schüppert, R. Blatt, and T. E. Northup
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 023602 (2015)

Photon Emission and Absorption of a Single Ion Coupled to an Optical-Fiber Cavity
M. Steiner, H. M. Meyer, J. Reichel, and M. Köhl
Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 263003 (2014)

Dynamical symmetries and crossovers in a three-spin system with collective dissipation
Simon Pigeon, André Xuereb, Igor Lesanovsky, Juan P. Garrahan, Gabriele De Chiara, and Mauro Paternostro
New J. Phys. 17 015010 (2015)

Efficient preparation and detection of microwave dressed-state qubits and qutrits with trapped ions
J. Randall, S. Weidt, E. D. Standing, K. Lake, S. C. Webster, D. F. Murgia, T. Navickas, K. Roth, and W. K. Hensinger
Phys. Rev. A 91, 012322 (2015)

Frequency noise processes in a strontium ion optical clock
G P Barwood, G Huang, S A King, H A Klein and P Gill
J. Phys. B 48, 035401 (2015)

Generation of spin-motion entanglement in a trapped ion using long-wavelength radiation
K. Lake, S. Weidt, J. Randall, E. D. Standing, S. C. Webster, and W. K. Hensinger
Phys. Rev. A 91, 012319 (2015)

Measurement of the low-energy Na^{+}?Na total collision rate in an ion-neutral hybrid trap
D. S. Goodman, J. E. Wells, J. M. Kwolek, R. Blümel, F. A. Narducci, and W. W. Smith
Phys. Rev. A 91, 012709 (2015)

Measuring molecular electric dipoles using trapped atomic ions and ultrafast laser pulses
Jordi Mur-Petit and Juan José García-Ripoll
Phys. Rev. A 91, 012504 (2015)

Michelson–Morley analogue for electrons using trapped ions to test Lorentz symmetry
T. Pruttivarasin, M. Ramm, S. G. Porsev, I. I. Tupitsyn, M. Safronova, M. A. Hohensee, H. Haeffner
Nature 517, 592 (2015)

Phase-sensitive radial extraction and mass spectrometry of trapped ions in a compact geometry
S. Jyothi, Tridib Ray, and S. A. Rangwala
App. Phys. B 118, 131 (2015)

Precision measurement: Relativity tested with a split electron
V. Alan Kostelecký
Nature 517, 559 (2015)

Quantum-enhanced deliberation of learning agents using trapped ions
V. Dunjko, N. Friis and H. J. Briegel
New J. Phys. 17, 023006 (2015)

Quantum harmonic oscillator state synthesis by reservoir engineering
D. Kienzler, H.-Y. Lo, B. Keitch, L. de Clercq, F. Leupold, F. Lindenfelser, M. Marinelli, V. Negnevitsky, and J. P. Home
Science 347, 53 (2015)

Radiative lifetime of the ^1S_0 metastable state in doubly charged Kr ions
M. Saito, N. Ojima, S. Itoi, and Y. Haruyama
Phys. Rev. A 91, 012508 (2015)

Reversing hydride-ion formation in quantum-information experiments with Be+
Brian C. Sawyer, Justin G. Bohnet, Joseph W. Britton, and John J. Bollinger
Phys. Rev. A 91, 011401(R) (2015)

The initial condition problem of damped quantum harmonic oscillator
Y. Gao, R. F. O’Connell, Q. Bin Tang, and R. Min Wang
Eur. Phys. J. D 69, 20 (2015)


An ion trap built with photonic crystal fibre technology
F. Lindenfelser, B. Keitch, D. Kienzler, D. Bykov, P. Uebel, M. A. Schmidt, P. St.J. Russell, and J. P. Home

Assembling a ring-shaped crystal in a microfabricated surface ion trap
B. Tabakov, F. Benito, M. Blain, C. R. Clark, S. Clark, R. A. Haltli, P. Maunz, J. D. Sterk, C. Tigges, and D. Stick

Design of a Universal Logic Block for Fault-Tolerant Realization of any Logic Operation in Trapped-Ion Quantum Circuits
H. Goudarzi, M. J. Dousti, A. Shafaei, and M. Pedram

Complex Korteweg-de Vries equation and Nonlinear dust-acoustic waves in a magnetoplasma with a pair of trapped ions
A. P. Misra

Coulomb crystal mass spectrometry in a digital ion trap
N. Deb, L. L. Pollum, A. D. Smith, M. Keller, C. J. Rennick, B. R. Heazlewood, and T. P. Softley

Dynamics of correlations in two-dimensional spin models with long-range interactions: A phase-space Monte-Carlo study
J.Schachenmayer, A. Pikovski, and A. M. Rey

Formation of molecular ions by radiative association of cold trapped atoms and ions
H. Da Silva Jr, M. Raoult, M. Aymar, and O. Dulieu

Ground-state cooling of a trapped ion using long-wavelength radiation
S. Weidt, J. Randall, S. C. Webster, E. D. Standing, A. Rodriguez, A. E. Webb, B. Lekitsch,and W. K. Hensinger

Novel laser machining of optical fibers for long cavities with low birefringence
H. Takahashi, J. Morphew, F. Orucevic, A. Noguchi, E. Kassa, and M. Keller

Quantum Algorithmic Readout in Multi-Ion Clocks
M. Schulte, N. Lörch, I. D. Leroux, P. O. Schmidt, and K. Hammerer

Scalable dissipative preparation of many-body entanglement
F. Reiter, D. Reeb, and A. S. Sørensen

Simulator of the elementary evolution operator with the motional states of an ion in an anharmonic trap
L. Santos, Y. Justum, N. Vaeck, and M. Desouter-Lecomte

Towards a Re-definition of the Second Based on Optical Atomic Clocks
F. Riehle

Weak values could reveal the hidden effects of quantum interactions
M. Zhang

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