ITN Newsletter – April 2022

ITN Newsletter – April 2022

Our COST Action TIPICQA will end in autumn 2022. Do not hesitate to contribute to the last events and, in particular, apply to STSMs, which have to be terminated by mid-September.

Dear all,

COST Action TIPICQA will end in autumn 2022. Do not hesitate to contribute to the last events, and in particular apply to STSMs, which have to be terminated by mid-September.

Your editorial team


From the COST Action: WG4 meeting, and Early Career Conference – see below

The COST Action ends in September 2022 – you can still apply for Short Term Scientific Missions  !!
Mobility for young and not so young researchers, between 1 week and 3 months, the COST Action can financially support your stay. Details can be found on the website at


766. WE-Heraeus-Seminar on High‐Precision Measurements and Searches for New Physics from 9-13 May 2022 at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, located near Bonn/Germany. Details

International Conference on Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems, 16-20 May 2022, Warsaw/PL LINK

WG4 meeting: Workshop on cold hybrid ion-atom systems 8-10 June 2022, Warsaw/PL, Details

Early Career Conference in Trapped Ions 2022, dates are 26 June – 1 July 2022, at  CERN, Geneva/CH LINK

14th European Conference on Atoms Molecules and Photons (ECAMP14)  in Vilnius, Lithuania, June 27- July 1, 2022 LINK abstract submission before 21 March 2022

Quantum Thermodynamics Conference 2022 (QTD2022), 27 June – 1 July 2022   
Registration and submission of abstracts for consideration for contributed talks and posters is now open. The deadline for abstract submission is 25 February 2022. Details

QCMC, the International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement, and Computing, will finally take place in July in Lisbon after a two-year delay: 11-15 July 2022. Details.

27th International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP) in Toronto, Canada, 17-22 July 2022 LINK Registration is OPEN!

Nacti 2022 will be held from 8-12 August at Duke University. Registration details coming soon. LINK

Cold and Controlled Molecules and Ions (CCMI) 2022 conference will be held at Durham University in the UK from 4-9 September, 2022

Joint International Conference of IMEKO TC11 & TC24 (TC11-Technical Committee for Testing, Inspection and Certification, and TC 24-Technical Committee on Chemical Measurements) from 17-20.10.2022 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Details

13th International Workshop on Non-Neutral Plasmas (originally scheduled for 2020 and postponed due to the pandemic) to be held in Milano, Italy, September 19-22, 2022. LINK

The 8th International Conference on Trapped Charged Particles and Fundamental Physics (TCP 2022) will take place in Glashütten, Germany on September 25-30, 2022. Call for Abstracts Submission is extended until May 15th

25th ICOLS, Estes Park, Colorado/USA, June 2023


Online seminars

Virtual Seminar on Precision Physics and Fundamental Symmetries – an initiative for the precision physics and quantum information community,  every Thursday   LINK
The “Virtual AMO Seminar” ( Fridays, 7pm (UTC)

The “Quantum Science Seminar” (  on Thursdays, 5 pm


PhD position at Imperial College London to develop tabletop dark matter detectors using quantum sensors. Details

PhD position at University of Sussex in Cavity-QED with multi-species ion crystals in the group of M. Keller. Details

Postdoc position in the Swansea team at CERN at the ALPHA antihydrogen experiment. Details
2y-postdoc position  in Theoretical Quantum Metrology at the University of Warsaw. Details
Research fellow in Quantum Technology within the ITCM Group at the University of Sussex, led by Prof Matthias Keller. Details
A 2-year postdoc on Coherent Microwave manipulation of atoms and molecules in cryogenic environments for fundamental studies, in Paris-Villetaneuse with B. Darquié. Details
An Assistant Professor (with Tenure-Track Option) in Experimental Molecular Physics, Universität Innsbruck. Details
Two Postdoc positions at Stockholm University to work on Experimental Quantum Computing with Trapped Rydberg Ions and Cryogenic Quantum Processor with Rydberg Ions. Closing date 31 March 2022. For more information see our webpage, or contact Markus Hennrich.
Two postdoc positions within Ultracold Ion Trap Physics are available from April 1,2022, or as soon as possible hereafter in the Ion Trap Group by Michael Drewsen, Aarhus University, Denmark. LINK1 and LINK2
A Postdoctoral Position in Ion Trap Quantum Computing using surface traps with integrated photonics at the ETH Zurich – PSI Quantum Computing Hub. For further details see or write to Cornelius Hempel.
Research Associate/Fellow in Quantum Simulation of many-body dynamics with Rydberg interactions at University of Nottingham with Weibin Li. Details
A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Washington in Seattle for the development of architectures supporting large-scale QIP with trapped ions. Contact Sara Mouradian for details.

A postdoctoral position in the Theory of Quantum Computing with Trapped Rydberg Ions. Details

Applied Physicist Project Scientist at UC Berkeley. Details
A Senior Post-Doctoral position for hybrid quantum network at CQT, Singapore. Details
PhD vacancies in the Ion Quantum Technology group with Winfried Hensinger. Details
You can also find postdoc positions in frequency metrology, cold atoms and quantum information



Please sent information about your publications to

A deterministic single ion fountain
Felix Stopp, Henri Lehec and Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler
Quantum Sci. Technol. 7 034002

A scalable helium gas cooling system for trapped-ion applications
F R Lebrun-Gallagher, N I Johnson, M Akhtar, S Weidt, D Bretaud, S J Hile, A Owens, F Bonus and W K Hensinger
Quantum Sci. Technol. 7 024002 (2022)

An ion mobility mass spectrometer coupled with a cryogenic ion trap for recording electronic spectra of charged, isomer-selected clusters
Jack T. Buntine, Eduardo Carrascosa, James N. Bull, Ugo Jacovella, Mariah I. Cotter, Patrick Watkins, Chang Liu, Michael S. Scholz, Brian D. Adamson, Samuel J. P. Marlton and Evan J. Bieske
Review of Scientific Instruments 93, 043201 (2022)

Bias in Error-Corrected Quantum Sensing
Ivan Rojkov, David Layden, Paola Cappellaro, Jonathan Home, and Florentin Reiter
Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 140503 (2022)

Doubly ionized lanthanum as a qubit candidate for quantum networks
S. Olmschenk
Phys. Rev. A 105, 042617 (2022)

Dynamic compensation of stray electric fields in an ion trap using machine learning and adaptive algorithm
Moji Ghadimi, Alexander Zappacosta, Jordan Scarabel, Kenji Shimizu, Erik W. Streed & Mirko Lobino
Scientific Reports volume 12, Article number: 7067 (2022)

Engineering an effective three-spin Hamiltonian in trapped-ion systems for applications in quantum simulation
Bárbara Andrade, Zohreh Davoudi, Tobias Graß, Mohammad Hafezi, Guido Pagano and Alireza Seif
Quantum Sci. Technol. 7 034001 (2022)

Entanglement from Tensor Networks on a Trapped-Ion Quantum Computer
Michael Foss-Feig, Stephen Ragole, Andrew Potter, Joan Dreiling, Caroline Figgatt, John Gaebler, Alex Hall, Steven Moses, Juan Pino, Ben Spaun, Brian Neyenhuis, and David Hayes
Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 150504 (2022)

Experimental Measurement of Out-of-Time-Ordered Correlators at Finite Temperature
Alaina M. Green, A. Elben, C. Huerta Alderete, Lata Kh Joshi, Nhung H. Nguyen, Torsten V. Zache, Yingyue Zhu, Bhuvanesh Sundar, and Norbert M. Linke
Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 140601 (2022)

Experimental Realization of the Rabi-Hubbard Model with Trapped Ions
Q.-X. Mei, B.-W. Li, Y.-K. Wu, M.-L. Cai, Y. Wang, L. Yao, Z.-C. Zhou, and L.-M. Duan
Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 160504 (2022)

Fabrication of surface ion traps with integrated current carrying wires enabling high magnetic field gradients
Martin Siegele-Brown, Seokjun Hong, Foni Raphaël Lebrun-Gallagher, Samuel James Hile, Sebastian Weidt and Winfried Hensinger
Quantum Sci. Technol. (2022)

High-Fidelity Indirect Readout of Trapped-Ion Hyperfine Qubits
Stephen D. Erickson, Jenny J. Wu, Pan-Yu Hou, Daniel C. Cole, Shawn Geller, Alex Kwiatkowski, Scott Glancy, Emanuel Knill, Daniel H. Slichter, Andrew C. Wilson, and Dietrich Leibfried
Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 160503 (2022)

In situ detection of RF breakdown on microfabricated surface ion traps
Joshua M. Wilson, Julia N. Tilles, Raymond A. Haltli, Eric Ou, Matthew G. Blain, Susan M. Clark and Melissa C. Revelle
Journal of Applied Physics 131, 134401 (2022)

Measurement and suppression of magnetic field noise of trapped ion qubit
Wenzhe Wei, Peng Hao, Zhiyu Ma, Huixing Zhang, Liren Pang, Fangfei Wu, Ke Deng, Jie Zhang and Zehuang Lu
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55 075001 (2022)

Measurement of the Ra+ 7p2P3/2 state lifetime
M. Fan, C. A. Holliman, A. Contractor, C. Zhang, S. F. Gebretsadken, and A. M. Jayich
Phys. Rev. A 105, 042801 (2022)

Robust polarization gradient cooling of trapped ions
Wenbing Li, Sebastian Wolf, Lukas Klein, Dmitry Budker, Christoph E Düllmann and Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler
New J. Phys. 24 043028 (2022)

Simulating superluminal propagation of Dirac particles using trapped ions
Qianqian Chen, Yaoming Chu, and Jianming Cai
Phys. Rev. A 105, 042609 (2022)

Solution of the two-center Dirac equation with 20-digit precision using the finite-element technique
O. Kullie and S. Schiller
Phys. Rev. A 105, 052801 (2022)

Temperature estimation of a pair of trapped ions
O. P. de Sá Neto, H. A. S. Costa, G. A. Prataviera & M. C. de Oliveira
Scientific Reports volume 12, Article number: 6697 (2022)

The QICK (Quantum Instrumentation Control Kit): Readout and control for qubits and detectors featured
Leandro Stefanazzi, Kenneth Treptow, Neal Wilcer, Chris Stoughton, Collin Bradford, Sho Uemura, Silvia Zorzetti, Salvatore Montella, Gustavo Cancelo, Sara Sussman, Andrew Houck, Shefali Saxena, Horacio Arnaldi, Ankur Agrawal, Helin Zhang, Chunyang Ding, and David I. Schuster
Review of Scientific Instruments 93, 044709 (2022)



A quantum generative model for multi-dimensional time series using Hamiltonian learning
Authors: Haim Horowitz, Pooja Rao, Santosh Kumar Radha

A Shuttle-Efficient Qubit Mapper for Trapped-Ion Quantum Computers
Authors: Suryansh Upadhyay, Abdullah Ash Saki, Rasit Onur Topaloglu, Swaroop Ghosh

Accelerating the approach of dissipative quantum spin systems towards stationarity through global spin rotations
Authors: Simon Kochsiek, Federico Carollo, Igor Lesanovsky

Boson Sampling for Generalized Bosons
Authors: En-Jui Kuo, Yijia Xu, Dominik Hangleiter, Andrey Grankin, Mohammad Hafezi

Characterizing Error Mitigation by Symmetry Verification in QAOA
Authors: Ashish Kakkar, Jeffrey Larson, Alexey Galda, Ruslan Shaydulin

Classical dissipative cost of quantum control
Authors: Anthony Kiely, Steve Campbell, Gabriel T. Landi

Direct Bound-Electron g factor Difference Measurement with Coupled Ions
Authors: Tim Sailer, Vincent Debierre, Zoltán Harman, Fabian Heiße, Charlotte König, Jonathan Morgner, Bingsheng Tu, Andrey V. Volotka, Christoph H. Keitel, Klaus Blaum, Sven Sturm

Dynamical hadron formation in long-range interacting quantum spin chains
Authors: Joseph Vovrosh, Rick Mukherjee, Alvise Bastianello, Johannes Knolle

Feasibility study on ground-state cooling and single-phonon readout of trapped electrons using hybrid quantum systems
Authors: Alto Osada, Kento Taniguchi, Masato Shigefuji, Atsushi Noguchi

High-Performance Microwave Frequency Standard Based on Sympathetically Cooled Ions
Authors: Hao-Ran Qin, Sheng-Nan Miao, Ji-Ze Han, Nong-Chao Xin, Yi-Ting Chen, J. W. Zhang, L. J. Wang

Molecular-ion quantum technologies
Authors: Mudit Sinhal, Stefan Willitsch

Observing frustrated quantum magnetism in two-dimensional ion crystals
Authors: Mu Qiao, Zhengyang Cai, Ye Wang, Botao Du, Naijun Jin, Wentao Chen, Pengfei Wang, Chunyang Luan, Erfu Gao, Ximo Sun, Haonan Tian, Jingning Zhang, Kihwan Kim

Propagation of errors and quantitative quantum simulation with quantum advantage
Authors: S. Flannigan, N. Pearson, G. H. Low, A. Buyskikh, I. Bloch, P. Zoller, M. Troyer, A. J. Daley

Proton-Electron Mass Ratio from Laser Spectroscopy of HD+ at the Part-Per-Trillion Level
Authors: Sayan Patra, M. Germann, J. -Ph. Karr, M. Haidar, L. Hilico, V. I. Korobov, F. M. J. Cozijn, K. S. E. Eikema, W. Ubachs, J. C. J. Koelemeij

Quantum approximate optimization algorithm for qudit systems with long-range interactions
Authors: Yannick Deller, Sebastian Schmitt, Maciej Lewenstein, Steve Lenk, Marika Federer, Fred Jendrzejewski, Philipp Hauke, Valentin Kasper

Quantum Computation of Hydrogen Bond Dynamics and Vibrational Spectra
Authors: Philip Richerme, Melissa C. Revelle, Debadrita Saha, Sam A. Norrell, Christopher G. Yale, Daniel Lobser, Ashlyn D. Burch, Susan M. Clark, Jeremy M. Smith, Amr Sabry, Srinivasan S. Iyengar

Quantum Rabi interferometry of motion and radiation
Authors: Kimin Park, Jacob Hastrup, Petr Marek, Ulrik L. Andersen, Radim Filip

Real-time capable CCD-based individual trapped-ion qubit measurement
Authors: S. Halama, T. Dubielzig, N. Orlowski, C. Torkzaban, C. Ospelkau

Simulating dynamical phases of chiral p+ip superconductors with a trapped ion magnet
Authors: Athreya Shankar, Emil A. Yuzbashyan, Victor Gurarie, Peter Zoller, John J. Bollinger, Ana Maria Rey

Summit of the N=40 Island of Inversion: precision mass measurements and ab initio calculations of neutron-rich chromium isotopes
Authors: R. Silwal, C. Andreoiu, B. Ashrafkhani, J. Bergmann, T. Brunner, J. Cardona, K. Dietrich, E. Dunling, G. Gwinner, Z. Hockenbery, J. D. Holt, C. Izzo, A. Jacobs, A. Javaji, B. Kootte, Y. Lan, D. Lunney, E. M. Lykiardopoulou, T. Miyagi, M. Mougeot, I. Mukul, T. Murbock, W. S. Porter, M. Reiter, J. Ringuette , et al.

Total absorption γ-ray spectroscopy of the β decays of 96gs,mY
Authors: V. Guadilla, L. Le Meur, M. Fallot, J. A. Briz, M. Estienne, L. Giot, A. Porta, A. Cucoanes, T. Shiba, A. -A. Zakari-Issoufou, A. Algora, J. L. Tain, J. Agramunt, D. Jordan, M. Monserrate, A. Montaner-Pizá, E. Nácher, S. E. A. Orrigo, B. Rubio, E. Valencia, J. Äystö, T. Eronen, D. Gorelov, J. Hakala, A. Jokinen , et al.

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