**Petition to the APS to form a topical group on quantum information, concepts, and computing**
Daniel Greenberger and

Anton Zeilinger want to start a group on quantum information within the American Physical Society. It's a good thing, this is way overdue. Here's the announcement.

*We are trying to start a topical group of the APS on quantum
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information, concepts, and computation (QUICC). Those of us who work on

quantum information, including cryptography, and classifying entangled

states in varying ways, and quantum computation, and all sorts of

fundamental problems in quantum theory- measurement theory, superposition,

Bell Theorems, etc., have no natural home in the APS. They recognize only

such fields as Atomic, molecular, optical, high energy, condensed matter

physics, and a few others. Many of these are relevant for some of our

interests, but none are devoted specifically to our primary interests.

This move is at least 20 years overdue. Therefore we are petitioning

the APS to start such a group. We would appreciate the signatures of

everyone who works in these areas, and hope that everyone will publicize

this to their friends in the field. The whole petition, which spells

out the complete rationale, can be read and signed at the website:

http://www.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/~greenbgr/

or http://www.physics.umd.edu/robot.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Daniel Greenberger, Dept. of Physics, CCNY

Anton Zeilinger, Director, Inst. of Experimental Physics, Univ. of Vienna