International Conference on Rydbergs at Durham
20-22 July 2015, JQC @ Durham
Co-edited by JQC Members
The JQC is a Joint Research Centre, broadly dedicated to varied aspects of quantum science and technology. The JQC was founded in 2012, and is composed of members from Durham Physics and Chemistry, and Newcastle Applied Mathematics and Mechanical and Systems Engineering.
Come and learn more about the range of exciting research opportunites in atomic and molecular physics from current PhD students and supervisors within the Joint Quantum Centre (JQC). The JQC joins Durham Atomic and Molecular Physics and Newcastle Quantum Fluids and Gases (Applied Mathematics and Mechanical and Systems Engineering) with members of the Durham Chemistry Theory and Dynamics. Projects are available in all of these areas. Please join us on 11th December at 2pm in the Bransden room (Physics Department). To register, contact Alex Guttridge (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Edited by Viv Kendon with colleagues Susan Stepney and Angelika Sebald from York, "Heterotic computing'' is the composition of two or more kinds of physical computational substrates to produce a computer that has distinct computational advantages over the individual systems alone. This is common in practice, e.g., the GPS chips in most mobile phones and digital cameras complement the processing chips that provide the main functionality. Our vision for hybrid computational systems is far broader, encompassing novel substrates from quantum to biological and chemical. This special issue dedicated to heterotic computing grew out of a Royal Society Theo Murphy Discussion meeting in November 2013, which brought together researchers in these broad areas of unconventional computing to consider how these might be combined. The result is a collection of articles covering the state of the art in biological, bio-inspired, and chemical computing, along with theoretical advances in how to model and understand such computational systems. Many of the contributions have practical applications to health and environmental monitoring, or to efficient programming of distributed networks of computational devices such as mobile sensors, as well as deepening our understanding of computing in physical systems. Taken as a whole, they lay out the challenges and future directions for this rapidly growing area of computer science.
Quantum science and technology underpins the understanding of matter, radiation, and their interaction, and devices such as atomic clocks and SQUIDs. Our core mission is to conduct fundamental and applied research in this area, interfacing physics, chemistry and applied mathematics.
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