ITN Newsletter – November 2022

ITN Newsletter – November 2022

ECTI will be back for a new (and hopefully in-person) edition in 2023: 25-29 September in a castle close to Hannover in Germany. SAVE the DATE!

Dear all,

ECTI will be back for a new (and hopefully real) edition in 2023: 25-29 September in a castle close to Hannover in Germany. SAVE the DATE!

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Short Term Scientific Missions – you can still apply !!
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

Applications for the IQOQI Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantum Science are open until 31 Dec 2022. Details

Rainer Blatt has been awarded the Herbert-Walther Preis 2022. Details

Discover Masatoshi Kajita’s new book “Ion Traps: A gentle introduction” published by IOP Books. Link


54 EGAS, Strasbourg/France, 18-22 June 2023 Details

25th ICOLS, Estes Park, Colorado/USA, 25-30 June 2023 Details

ICPEAC 2023 will be held in Ottawa (Canada), from July 25th to August 1st of 2023 Details

25-29 September 2023: ECTI in Schlosshotel Bückeburg close to Hannover Germany. Details soon to come

9th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology will be held on 16-20 October 2023 at Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia. A Summer School will be associated. Details

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


Several PhD and postdoc positions are available in Amsterdam to develop quantum-enhanced methods for the next generation of fundamental physics tests with trapped ions. More information can be found at
2-year Post-doctoral position for the GPIB and PIPERADE setups at LP2i-Bordeaux. Details
The University of Sussex in Brighton/UK announces two vacancies: a professor of quantum optics and technology and a Lecturer/Reader in Quantum Optics and Technology
A post-doc position and a Ph.D. student position (both 4 years) on lattice optical clocks and relativistic geodesy. The activities concern the further development and subsequent operation of the strontium clock “SOC2” in the geodetic station Wettzell. During the ISS mission ACES the clock shall perform laser and microwave time transfer experiments between Wettzell and PTB Braunschweig. Details HERE. Apply to Prof. S. Schiller.
A Postdoc position is open in quantum technologies focusing on integrated microwave electronics for ion traps within the QuMIC project in the group of Christian Ospelkaus at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. Details
Cold Molecular Physics Postdoc at University of Colorado/JILA, Boulder, CO. Contact Prof. Heather Lewandowski for further details.
A postdoc position to work on quantum control and isomer identification of single molecular ions in a collaboration between the University of Colorado/JILA Lewandowski group and the NIST Ion Storage group at Boulder, Colorado, USA. The position is available starting in January 2023. Please contact Heather Lewandowski or Chin-wen (James) Chou for more information.
2 PhD positions in Experimental Molecular Physics at the University of Innsbruck in the Molecular Systems group headed by Roland Wester. Details

PhD and postdoc positions are available in the group of Stefan Willitsch at the University of Basel (Switzerland) on the development of quantum technologies for single trapped molecular ions and their application in precision spectroscopy and controlled molecular and chemical dynamics. Further information can be found HERE

Postdoctoral Research Associate and PhD positions are available on quantum simulation and sensing with large beryllium ion crystals at the University of Sydney. For details please contact Robert Wolf Details are here



Please sent information about your publications to

An optical atomic clock based on a highly charged ion
Steven A. King, Lukas J. Spieß, Peter Micke, Alexander Wilzewski, Tobias Leopold, Erik Benkler, Richard Lange, Nils Huntemann, Andrey Surzhykov, Vladimir A. Yerokhin, José R. Crespo López-Urrutia & Piet O. Schmidt
Nature 2 nov 2022

Boson sampling for generalized bosons
En-Jui Kuo, Yijia Xu, Dominik Hangleiter, Andrey Grankin, and Mohammad Hafezi
Phys. Rev. Research 4, 043096 (2022)

Coherent control of a local phonon in trapped ions using dynamical decoupling
Ryutaro Ohira, Shota Kume, and Kenji Toyoda
Phys. Rev. A 106, 042603 (2022)

Crosstalk Suppression in Individually Addressed Two-Qubit Gates in a Trapped-Ion Quantum Computer
Chao Fang, Ye Wang, Shilin Huang, Kenneth R. Brown, and Jungsang Kim
Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 240504 (2022)

Dynamical Hadron Formation in Long-Range Interacting Quantum Spin Chains
Joseph Vovrosh, Rick Mukherjee, Alvise Bastianello, and Johannes Knolle
PRX Quantum 3, 040309 (2022)

Effect of micromotion and local stress in quantum simulations with trapped ions in optical tweezers
Liam Bond, Lisa Lenstra, Rene Gerritsma, and Arghavan Safavi-Naini
Phys. Rev. A 106, 042612 (2022)

Entanglement between a trapped-ion qubit and a 780-nm photon via quantum frequency conversion
John Hannegan, James D. Siverns, and Qudsia Quraishi
Phys. Rev. A 106, 042441 (2022)

Entanglement-enhanced optical atomic clocks
Simone Colombo, Edwin Pedrozo-Peñafiel and Vladan Vuletić
Appl. Phys. Lett. 121, 210502 (2022)

Feasibility study on ground-state cooling and single-phonon readout of trapped electrons using hybrid quantum systems
Alto Osada, Kento Taniguchi, Masato Shigefuji, and Atsushi Noguchi
Phys. Rev. Research 4, 033245 (2022)

Generative quantum learning of joint probability distribution functions
Elton Yechao Zhu, Sonika Johri, Dave Bacon, Mert Esencan, Jungsang Kim, Mark Muir, Nikhil Murgai, Jason Nguyen, Neal Pisenti, Adam Schouela, Ksenia Sosnova, and Ken Wright
Phys. Rev. Research 4, 043092 (2022)

Highly charged ion used in a new class of optical clock
02 November 2022

Improved bounds on Lorentz violation from composite pulse Ramsey spectroscopy in a trapped ion
Laura S. Dreissen, Chih-Han Yeh, Henning A. Fürst, Kai C. Grensemann & Tanja E. Mehlstäubler
Nature Communications volume 13, Article number: 7314 (2022)

Inline cryogenically cooled radio-frequency ion trap as a universal injector for cold ions into an electrostatic ion-beam storage ring: Probing and modeling the dynamics of rotational cooling of OH−
H. B. Pedersen, H. Juul, F. K. Mikkelsen, A. P. Rasmussen, and L. H. Andersen
Phys. Rev. A 106, 053111 (2022)

Leak-Out Spectroscopy, A Universal Method of Action Spectroscopy in Cold Ion Traps
Philipp C. Schmid, Oskar Asvany, Thomas Salomon, Sven Thorwirth, and Stephan Schlemmer
J. Phys. Chem. A, 126, 43, 8111–8117 (2022)

Mediated Interaction between Ions in Quantum Degenerate Gases
Shanshan Ding, Michael Drewsen, Jan J. Arlt, and G. M. Bruun

Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 153401 (2022)

Multi-round QAOA and advanced mixers on a trapped-ion quantum computer
Yingyue Zhu, Zewen Zhang, Bhuvanesh Sundar, Alaina M Green, C Huerta Alderete, Nhung H Nguyen, Kaden R A Hazzard and Norbert M Linke
Quantum Sci. Technol. 8 015007 (2023)

Number-resolved detection of dark ions in Coulomb crystals
Fabian Schmid, Johannes Weitenberg, Jorge Moreno, Theodor W. Hänsch, Thomas Udem, and Akira Ozawa
Phys. Rev. A 106, L041101 (2022)

Resolved-sideband micromotion sensing in Yb+ on the 935 nm repump transition
Connor J. B. Goham and Joseph W. Britton
AIP Advances 12, 115315 (2022)

Scalable Quantum Logic Spectroscopy
Kaifeng Cui, Jose Valencia, Kevin T. Boyce, Ethan R. Clements, David R. Leibrandt, and David B. Hume
Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 193603 (2022)

Simulating Dynamical Phases of Chiral p+ip Superconductors with a Trapped ion Magnet
Athreya Shankar, Emil A. Yuzbashyan, Victor Gurarie, Peter Zoller, John J. Bollinger, and Ana Maria Rey
PRX Quantum 3, 040324 (2022)

Testing standard-model extensions with isotope shifts in few-electron ions
V. Debierre, N. S. Oreshkina, I. A. Valuev, Z. Harman, and C. H. Keitel
Phys. Rev. A 106, 062801 (2022)

The General Purpose Ion Buncher: A radiofrequency quadrupole cooler-buncher for DESIR at SPIRAL2,
M. Gerbaux, P. Ascher, A. Husson, A. de Roubin, P. Alfaurt, M. Aouadi, B. Blank, L. Daudin, S. El Abbeir, M. Flayol, H. Guérin, S. Grévy, M. Hukkanen, B. Lachacinski, D. Lunney, S. Perard, B. Thomas.
Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 1046 , 167631
The randomized measurement toolbox

Andreas Elben, Steven T. Flammia, Hsin-Yuan Huang, Richard Kueng, John Preskill, Benoît Vermersch & Peter Zoller

Nature Reviews Physics (2022)

Three-laser coherent population trapping in a multi-Λ system: Theory, experiment, and applications
Nicolás A. Nuñez Barreto, Martín Drechsler, and Christian T. Schmiegelow
Phys. Rev. A 106, 053708 (2022)


An exponentially-growing family of universal quantum circuits
Mohammad Kordzanganeh, Pavel Sekatski, Leonid Fedichkin, Alexey Melnikov

Bespoke Pulse Design for Robust Rapid Two-Qubit Gates with Trapped Ions
Seyed Shakib Vedaie, Eduardo J. Páez, Nhung H. Nguyen, Norbert M. Linke, Barry C. Sanders

Coherent Control of Trapped Ion Qubits with Localized Electric Fields
R. Srinivas, C. M. Löschnauer, M. Malinowski, A. C. Hughes, R. Nourshargh, V. Negnevitsky, D. T. C. Allcock, S. A. King, C. Matthiesen, T. P. Harty, C. J. Ballance

Continuous Symmetry Breaking in a Trapped-Ion Spin Chain
Lei Feng, Or Katz, Casey Haack, Mohammad Maghrebi, Alexey V. Gorshkov, Zhexuan Gong, Marko Cetina, Christopher Monroe

Injection and nucleation of topological defects in the quench dynamics of the Frenkel-Kontorova model
Oksana Chelpanova, Shane P. Kelly, Giovanna Morigi, Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, Jamir Marino

Manipulating growth and propagation of correlations in dipolar multilayers: From pair production to bosonic Kitaev models
Thomas Bilitewski, Ana Maria Rey

Modelling noise in global Molmer-Sorensen interactions applied to quantum approximate optimization
Phillip C. Lotshaw, Kevin D. Battles, Bryan Gard, Gilles Buchs, Travis S. Humble, Creston D. Herold

Orbital-optimized pair-correlated electron simulations on trapped-ion quantum computers
Luning Zhao, Joshua Goings, Kenneth Wright, Jason Nguyen, Jungsang Kim, Sonika Johri, Kyujin Shin, Woomin Kyoung, Johanna I. Fuks, June-Koo Kevin Rhee, Young Min Rhee

Parallel coupling of trapped ions in multiple individual wells
Artem Podlesnyy, Yelnury Suleimen, Lianna A. Akopyan, Kirill Lakhmanskiy

Photon scattering errors during stimulated Raman transitions in trapped-ion qubits
I. D. Moore, W. C. Campbell, E. R. Hudson, M. J. Boguslawski, D. J. Wineland, D. T. C. Allcock

Protecting Expressive Circuits with a Quantum Error Detection Code
Chris N. Self, Marcello Benedetti, David Amaro

Quantum error correction with metastable states of trapped ions using erasure conversion
Mingyu Kang, Wesley C. Campbell, Kenneth R. Brown

Robust quantum control for higher order coupling term in trapped ions
Jing-Bo Wang

Sideband Cooling of a Trapped Ion in Strong Sideband Coupling Regime
Shuo Zhang, Zhuo-Peng Huang, Tian-Ci Tian, Zheng-Yang Wu, Jian-Qi Zhang, Wan-Su Bao, Chu Guo

Simulating conical intersections with trapped ions
Jacob Whitlow, Zhubing Jia, Ye Wang, Chao Fang, Jungsang Kim, Kenneth R. Brown

Site-dependent control of polaritons in the Jaynes Cummings Hubbard model with trapped ions
Silpa Muralidharan, Kenji Toyoda

Three-level ion optical clocks
C. A. Holliman, M. Fan, A. M. Jayich

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