Competition Funded Physics PhD Project: Post-classical sensing and computational capabilities of multiphoton interferometers

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University of Portsmouth, in collaboration with University of Nottingham
7 May, 2018


Physics Division, University of Portsmouth
Burnaby Building
United Kingdom
50° 47' 52.728" N, 1° 5' 52.8324" W

We are looking for talented and ambitious European students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Technologies (Start date: 1 October 2018 or 1 February 2019 )

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Vincenzo Tamma at the Physics Division and at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth, Prof. Gerardo Adesso at the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, and Dr. Hui Yu in the School of Creative Technologies at University of Portsmouth.

In  particular, through an interdisciplinary effort at the interface between quantum optics, quantum metrology and quantum foundations, this project aims to theoretically develop novel scalable multiphoton interferometric techniques with realistic photonic sources for:

  • high-precision phase estimation for imaging and sensing applications and fundamental tests at the border between quantum mechanics and general relativity;
  • experimentally scalable demonstrations of quantum computational supremacy.

This project will be part of a larger research programme aimed at developing an entirely novel versatile platform based on multiphoton interferometry for quantum technologies for high-precision sensing, metrology and ultrafast quantum computing with strong impact in security, communication, and imaging. Therefore, the PhD student will have the possibility to be part of a highly interactive research team and she/he will benefit of an international research environment and of the expertise of prominent theoretical scientists in research areas related with the project at the interface between quantum optics, quantum metrology and general relativity. She/he will also interact with leading international experimentalists collaborating with the research team toward the experimental realization of the theoretical results foreseen in the project. 

Further information about the project and instructions for applications can be found here:

For enquiries about this project, please write to vincenzo [dot] tamma [at] port [dot] ac [dot] uk

Start date: 1 October 2018 or 1 February 2019 
Application deadline: 7 May 2018 


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