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ECTI 2016 is already being prepared, don't forget to save the dates 29 August to 2 September 2016 in Arosa, Switzerland.

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Chris Monroe, JQI, Univ Maryland, has been awarded the 2015 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science. Congratulations !

602. WE-Heraeus-Seminar:  MICROWAVES GO QUANTUM
November 17th - 20th 2015, at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (Germany). More information

1st Edition of the International Conference for Young Quantum Information Scientists (YQIS), 16-17 November 2015

6th Colloquium of the GDR IQFA, 18-20 November 2015,

Gordon Research Conference on Molecular and Ionic Clusters, January 17-22, 2016 in Ventura, California. More info available HERE
30th European Frequency and Time Forum to be held at the University of York, UK from the 4th to 7th April 2016

Professorship positions available at the University of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada Link

Postdoc position, University of Sherbrroke, Québec, Canada  Link

Research fellowship @ESA/ESTEC in atomic physics, optics   Link

Faculty position at TRIUMF: Research Scientist-Nuclear Physics with Ion Traps   Link

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A reservoir trap for antiprotons
Christian Smorra, Andreas Mooser, Kurt Franke, Hiroki Nagahama, Georg Schneider, Takashi Higuchi, Simon Van Gorp, Klaus Blaum, Yasuyuki Matsuda, Wolfgang Quint, Jochen Walz, Yasunori Yamazaki, Stefan Ulmer
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 389 (2015) 10–13

Assembling a Ring-Shaped Crystal in a Microfabricated Surface Ion Trap

Boyan Tabakov, Francisco Benito, Matthew Blain, Craig R. Clark, Susan Clark, Raymond A. Haltli, Peter Maunz, Jonathan D. Sterk, Chris Tigges, and Daniel Stick
Phys. Rev. Applied 4, 031001 (2015)

Design of blade-shaped-electrode linear ion traps with reduced anharmonic contributions
K. Deng, H. Che, Y. Lan, Y. P. Ge, Z. T. Xu, W. H. Yuan, J. Zhang and Z. H. Lu
J. Appl. Phys. 118, 113106 (2015)

Correlation, Breit, and QED effects in spectra of Mg-like ions
E. A. Konovalova and M. G. Kozlov
Phys. Rev. A 92, 042508 (2015)

Erratum: Nonlinear spectroscopy of trapped ions [Phys. Rev. A 90, 023603 (2014)]
Frank Schlawin, Manuel Gessner, Shaul Mukamel, and Andreas Buchleitner
Phys. Rev. A 92, 039903 (2015)

Extending the applicability of an open-ring trap to perform experiments with a single laser-cooled ion
J. M. Cornejo, M. Colombano, J. Doménech, M. Block, P. Delahaye and D. Rodríguez
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 86, 103104 (2015);

Fast and optimal transport of atoms with nonharmonic traps
Qi Zhang, Xi Chen, and David Guéry-Odelin
Phys. Rev. A 92, 043410 (2015)

Fast separation of two trapped ions
M Palmero, S Martínez-Garaot, U G Poschinger, A Ruschhaupt and J G Muga
New J. Phys. 17, 093031 (2015)

Focus Issue Frontiers of Cold Molecules
Lincoln Carr, David DeMille,Roman Krems, Jun Ye
New J Phys Special Issue

Generalized hyper-Ramsey resonance with separated oscillating fields
T. Zanon-Willette, V. I. Yudin, and A. V. Taichenachev
Phys. Rev. A 92, 023416 (2015)

Hamiltonian tomography for quantum many-body systems with arbitrary couplings
Sheng-Tao Wang, Dong-Ling Deng and L-M Duan
New J. Phys. 17 093017 (2015)

High-Resolution Spectroscopy on the Laser-Cooling Candidate La−
E. Jordan, G. Cerchiari, S. Fritzsche, and A. Kellerbauer
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 113001 (2015)

Investigating the emergence of time in stationary states with trapped ions
Serge Massar, Philippe Spindel, Andrés F. Varón, and Christof Wunderlich
Phys. Rev. A 92, 030102(R) (2015)

Magic wavelengths in the alkaline-earth-metal ions
Jasmeet Kaur, Sukhjit Singh, Bindiya Arora, and B. K. Sahoo
Phys. Rev. A 92, 031402(R) (2015)

Many-body localization and quantum ergodicity in disordered long-range Ising models
Philipp Hauke and Markus Heyl
Phys. Rev. B 92, 134204 (2015)

Measurement of Dipole Matrix Elements with a Single Trapped Ion
M. Hettrich, T. Ruster, H. Kaufmann, C. F. Roos, C. T. Schmiegelow, F. Schmidt-Kaler, and U. G. Poschinger
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 143003 (2015)

Optical injection and spectral filtering of high-power ultraviolet laser diodes
V. M. Schäfer, C. J. Ballance, C. J. Tock, and D. M. Lucas
Optics Letters 40, 4265 (2015)

Precise determination of micromotion for trapped-ion optical clocks
J. Keller, H. L. Partner, T. Burgermeister and T. E. Mehlstäubler
J. Appl. Phys. 118, 104501 (2015)

Prospects for atomic clocks based on large ion crystals
Kyle Arnold, Elnur Hajiyev, Eduardo Paez, Chern Hui Lee, M. D. Barrett, and John Bollinger
Phys. Rev. A 92, 032108 (2015)

Relativistically prolonged lifetime of the 2s2p 3P0 level of zero nuclear-spin beryllium-like ions
S Fritzsche, A Surzhykov and A Volotka
New J. Phys. 17 (2015) 103009

Robust control of long-distance entanglement in disordered spin chains
Jian Cui and Florian Mintert
New J. Phys. 17 093014 (2015).

Scaling and Universality at Dynamical Quantum Phase Transitions
Markus Heyl
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 140602 (2015)

Special issue on spectroscopy of highly charged ions
Guest Editors: Nobuyuki Nakamura, Yuri Ralchenko and Thomas Stöhlker
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48 Issue 14 (2015).

Spectral collapse via two-phonon interactions in trapped ions
S. Felicetti, J. S. Pedernales, I. L. Egusquiza, G. Romero, L. Lamata, D. Braak, and E. Solano
Phys. Rev. A 92, 033817 (2015)

Spectroscopy of Interacting Quasiparticles in Trapped Ions
P. Jurcevic, P. Hauke, C. Maier, C. Hempel, B. P. Lanyon, R. Blatt, and C. F. Roos
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 100501 (2015)

Surface traps for freely rotating ion ring crystals
Po-Jen Wang, Tongcang Li, C Noel, A Chuang, Xiang Zhang and H Häffner
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48 205002 (2015)

Synthesis of fast qudit gates by a train of coincident pulses
Mahdi Amniat-Talab and Maghsoud Saadati-Niari
Eur. Phys. J. D 69, 215 (2015)

Tachyon physics with trapped ions
Tony E. Lee, Unai Alvarez-Rodriguez, Xiao-Hang Cheng, Lucas Lamata, and Enrique Solano
Phys. Rev. A 92, 032129 (2015)

Theoretical basis for quantum simulation with a planar ionic crystal in a Penning trap using a triangular rotating wall
A. Khan, B. Yoshimura, and J. K. Freericks
Phys. Rev. A 92, 043405 (2015)

Trapped-ion quantum error-correcting protocols using only global operations
Joseph F. Goodwin, Benjamin J. Brown, Graham Stutter, Howard Dale, Richard C. Thompson, and Terry Rudolph
Phys. Rev. A 92, 032314 (2015)

Universal Quantum Transducers Based on Surface Acoustic Waves
M. J. A. Schuetz, E. M. Kessler, G. Giedke, L. M. K. Vandersypen, M. D. Lukin, and J. I. Cirac
Phys. Rev. X 5, 031031 (2015)

Velocity tuning of friction with two trapped atoms
Dorian Gangloff, Alexei Bylinskii, Ian Counts, Wonho Jhe, and Vladan Vuletić
Nature Physics (2015)


A single-atom heat engine
Johannes Roßnagel, Samuel Thomas Dawkins, Karl Nicolas Tolazzi, Obinna Abah, Eric Lutz, Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, Kilian Singer

Continuous symmetry breaking and a new universality class in 1D long-range interacting quantum systems
Mohammad F. Maghrebi, Zhe-Xuan Gong, Alexey V. Gorshkov

Detection of motional ground state population of a trapped ion using delayed pulses
Florian Gebert, Yong Wan, Fabian Wolf, Jan C. Heip, Piet O. Schmidt

Kaleidoscope of quantum phases in a long-range interacting spin-1 chain
Zhe-Xuan Gong, Mohammad F. Maghrebi, Anzi Hu, Michael Foss-Feig, Phillip Richerme, Christopher Monroe, Alexey V. Gorshkov

Parallel transport quantum logic gates with trapped ions
Ludwig de Clercq, Hsiang-Yu Lo, Matteo Marinelli, David Nadlinger, Robin Oswald, Vlad Negnevitsky, Daniel Kienzler, Ben Keitch, Jonathan P. Home

Probing Polariton Dynamics in Trapped Ions with Phase-Coherent Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy
Manuel Gessner, Frank Schlawin, Andreas Buchleitner

Sensing in the Presence of Observed Environments
M.B. Plenio, S.F. Huelga

Simulation of Quantum Spin Dynamics by Phase Space Sampling of BBGKY Trajectories
Lorenzo Pucci, Analabha Roy, Michael Kastner

Tailored Coupled Spin Systems with Microwave-Driven Trapped Ions for Quantum Information Processing
Ch. Piltz, Th. Sriarunothai, S. Ivanov, S. Wölk, Ch. Wunderlich

Time-dependent Hamiltonian estimation for Doppler velocimetry of trapped ions
L.E. de Clercq, R. Oswald, C. Flühmann, B. Keitch, D. Kienzler, H.-Y. Lo, M. Marinelli, D. Nadlinger, V. Negnevitsky, J.P. Home

Time-resolved observation of thermalization in an isolated quantum system
Govinda Clos, Diego Porras, Ulrich Warring, Tobias Schaetz

Universal Control of Ion Qubits in a Scalable Microfabricated Planar Trap
Creston D. Herold, Spencer D. Fallek, J. True Merrill, Adam M. Meier, Kenton R. Brown, Curtis Volin, Jason M. Amini

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