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Congratulations to Rainer Blatt, Professor of Physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, for being awarded the fourth biennial John Stewart Bell Prize for Research on Fundamental Issues in Quantum Mechanics and Their Applications. Details

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Workshop on Hybrid Atomic Quantum Systems, September 28th to 30th, 2015, at the Center for Optical Quantum Technologies (ZOQ) in Hamburg (Germany). More information can be found here
A 3-day international STIRAP symposium (  will be held in Kaiserslautern, Sept. 22 – 25, 2015

8th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology, Potsdam/Germany, 12-16 October 2015

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

Gordon Research Conference on Molecular and Ionic Clusters, January 17-22, 2016 in Ventura, California. More info available HERE

The Physics of Information Group, at Instituto de Telecomunicacoes (in Lisbon, Portugal), is seeking to hire a Post-doctoral Fellow to develop research in quantum information theory or/and in quantum effects in biology. Details here

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A knob for Markovianity
Frederico Brito and T Werlang
New J. Phys. 17 072001(2015)

Capture dynamics of ultracold atoms in the presence of an impurity ion
J M Schurer, A Negretti and P Schmelcher
New J. Phys. 17 083024 (2015)

Composite two-qubit gates
Svetoslav S. Ivanov and Nikolay V. Vitanov
Phys. Rev. A 92, 022333 (2015)

Constraints on Exotic Dipole-Dipole Couplings between Electrons at the Micrometer Scale
Shlomi Kotler, Roee Ozeri, and Derek F. Jackson Kimball
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 081801 (2015)

Dark-state cooling of a trapped ion using microwave coupling
Yong Lu, Jian-Qi Zhang, Jin-Ming Cui, Dong-Yang Cao, Shuo Zhang, Yun-Feng Huang, Chuan-Feng Li, and Guang-Can Guo
Phys. Rev. A 92, 023420 (2015)

Direct Measurement of the Mass Difference of Ho163 and Dy163 Solves the Q-Value Puzzle for the Neutrino Mass Determination
S. Eliseev, K. Blaum, M. Block, S. Chenmarev, H. Dorrer, Ch. E. Düllmann, C. Enss, P. E. Filianin, L. Gastaldo, M. Goncharov, U. Köster, F. Lautenschläger, Yu. N. Novikov, A. Rischka, R. X. Schüssler, L. Schweikhard, and A. Türler
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 062501

Fast accumulation of ions in a dual trap
M. R. Kamsap, C. Champenois, J. Pedregosa-Gutierrez, M. Houssin and M. Knoop
Eur Phys Lett 110 63002 (2015)

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

High-bandwidth transfer of phase stability through a fiber frequency comb
Scharnhorst, Nils; Wübbena, Jannes B.; Hannig, Stephan; Jakobsen, Kornelius; Kramer, Johannes; Leroux, Ian D.; Schmidt, Piet O.
Optics Express 23,19771 (2015)

High-precision comparison of the antiproton-to-proton charge-to-mass ratio
S. Ulmer, C. Smorra, A. Mooser, K. Franke, H. Nagahama, G. Schneider, T. Higuchi, S. Van Gorp, K. Blaum, Y. Matsuda, W. Quint, J. Walz, and Y. Yamazaki
Nature 524, 196 (2015).

Locality of temperature in spin chains
Senaida Hernández-Santana, Arnau Riera, Karen V Hovhannisyan, Martí Perarnau-Llobet, Luca Tagliacozzo and Antonio Acín
New J. Phys. 17 085007 (2015)

Observation of an unexpected negative isotope shift in Th+229 and its theoretical explanation
M. V. Okhapkin, D. M. Meier, E. Peik, M. S. Safronova, M. G. Kozlov, and S. G. Porsev
Phys. Rev. A 92, 020503(R) (2015)

Observation of vibrational overtones by single-molecule resonant photodissociation
Ncamiso B. Khanyile, Gang Shu, and Kenneth R. Brown
Nat. Comm. 6, 7825 (2015)

Precision Isotope Shift Measurements in Calcium Ions Using Quantum Logic Detection Schemes
Florian Gebert, Yong Wan, Fabian Wolf, Christopher N. Angstmann, Julian C. Berengut, and Piet O. Schmidt
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 053003 (2015)

Quantum fluctuation theorems and power measurements
B Prasanna Venkatesh, Gentaro Watanabe and Peter Talkner
New J. Phys. 17 075018 (2015)

Reduction of trapped-ion anomalous heating by in situ surface plasma cleaning
Robert McConnell, Colin Bruzewicz, John Chiaverini, and Jeremy Sage
Phys. Rev. A 92, 020302(R) (2015)

Ro-vibrational cooling of molecules and prospects
Mehdi Hamamda, Pierre Pillet, Hans Lignier and Daniel Comparat
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48 182001 (2015)

Simulating the Haldane phase in trapped-ion spins using optical fields
I. Cohen, P. Richerme, Z.-X. Gong, C. Monroe, and A. Retzker
Phys. Rev. A 92, 012334 (2015)

Spectroscopic observation of resonances in the F + H2 reaction
Jongjin B. Kim, Marissa L. Weichman, Tobias F. Sjolander, Daniel M. Neumark, Jacek Kłos, Millard H. Alexander, and David E. Manolopoulos
Science 349, 510 (2015).

The electron mass from g-factor measurements on hydrogen-like carbon 12C5+
F. Köhler, S. Sturm, A. Kracke, G. Werth, W. Quint and K. Blaum
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 48, 144032 (2015)

Thermodynamics of trajectories of a quantum harmonic oscillator coupled to N baths
Simon Pigeon, Lorenzo Fusco, André Xuereb, Gabriele De Chiara, and Mauro Paternostro
Phys. Rev. A 92, 013844 (2015)

Time and spatial parity operations with trapped ions
Xiao-Hang Cheng, Unai Alvarez-Rodriguez, Lucas Lamata, Xi Chen, and Enrique Solano
Phys. Rev. A 92, 022344 (2015)

Time reversal and charge conjugation in an embedding quantum simulator
Xiang Zhang, Yangchao Shen, Junhua Zhang, Jorge Casanova, Lucas Lamata, Enrique Solano, Man-Hong Yung, Jing-Ning Zhang, Kihwan Kim
Nat. Comm. 6, 7917 (2015)

Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy for the Study of Ion Coulomb Crystals
A. Lemmer, C. Cormick, C. T. Schmiegelow, F. Schmidt-Kaler, and M. B. Plenio
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 073001 (2015)


A Quantum Repeater Node with Trapped Ions: A Realistic Case Example
Andreas Daniel Pfister, Marcel Salz, Max Hettrich, Ulrich Georg Poschinger, Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler

Multi-Element Logic Gates for Trapped-Ion Qubits
T. R. Tan, J. P. Gaebler, Y. Lin, Y. Wan, R. Bowler, D. Leibfried, D. J. Wineland

Blueprint for a microwave ion trap quantum computer
B. Lekitsch, S. Weidt, A. G. Fowler, K. Mølmer, S. J. Devitt, C. Wunderlich, W. K. Hensinger

Controlled complexity in trapped ions: from quantum Mattis glasses to number partitioning
Tobias Graß, David Raventós, Bruno Juliá-Díaz, Christian Gogolin, Maciej Lewenstein

Cooperative Zeno shielding in many-body spin systems with long-range interaction: localization and light cone
Lea F. Santos, Fausto Borgonovi, Giuseppe Luca Celardo

Determining the ground-state probability of a quantum simulation with product-state measurements
Bryce Yoshimura, J. K. Freericks

Doubly-heralded single-photon absorption by a single atom
José Brito, Stephan Kucera, Pascal Eich, Philipp Müller, Jürgen Eschner

Energy shift due to anisotropic black body radiation
Victor V. Flambaum, Sergey G. Porsev, Marianna S. Safronova

Long-range Ising and Kitaev Models: Phases, Correlations and Edge Modes
Davide Vodola, Luca Lepori, Elisa Ercolessi, Guido Pupillo

Magic wavelengths in the alkaline earth ions
Jasmeet Kaur, Sukhjit Singh, Bindiya Arora, B. K. Sahoo

Many-body localization in a quantum simulator with programmable random disorder
Jacob Smith, Aaron Lee, Philip Richerme, Brian Neyenhuis, Paul W. Hess, Philipp Hauke, Markus Heyl, David A. Huse, Christopher Monroe

Photodissociation spectroscopy of the dysprosium monochloride molecular ion
Alexander Dunning, Alexander Petrov, Steven J. Showalter, Prateek Puri, Svetlana Kotochigova, Eric R. Hudson

Quantum logic with molecular ions
Fabian Wolf, Yong Wan, Jan C. Heip, Florian Gebert, Chunyan Shi, Piet O. Schmidt

Realization of a scalable Shor algorithm
Thomas Monz, Daniel Nigg, Esteban A. Martinez, Matthias F. Brandl, Philipp Schindler, Richard Rines, Shannon X. Wang, Isaac L. Chuang, Rainer Blatt

Sensing Atomic Motion from the Zero Point to Room Temperature with Ultrafast Atom Interferometry
K. G. Johnson, B. Neyenhuis, J. Mizrahi, J. D. Wong-Campos, C. Monroe

Strongly enhanced effects of Lorentz symmetry violation in entangled Yb+ ions
V. A. Dzuba, V. V. Flambaum, M. S. Safronova, S. G. Porsev, T. Pruttivarasin, M. A. Hohensee, H. Häffner

Sympathetic cooling and detection of a hot trapped ion by a cold one
M. Guggemos, D. Heinrich, O. A. Herrera-Sancho, R. Blatt, C. F. Roos

Sympathetic cooling of OH- ions using ultracold Rb atoms in a dark SPOT
H. López, B. Höltkemeier, J. Glässel, P. Weckesser, M. Weidemüller, T. Best, E. Endres, R. Wester

Theoretical basis for quantum simulation with a planar ionic crystal in a Penning trap using a triangular rotating wall
A. Khan, B. Yoshimura, J. K. Freericks

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