PhD position in Theoretical Physics on optimal control theory of quantum dynamics

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University of Hamburg
31 October, 2014


Zentrum für Optische Quantentechnologien - Universität Hamburg Hamburg
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Zentrum für Optische Quantentechnologien - Universität Hamburg

Theoretical Physics - PhD position

The theory group on 'Fundamental Processes in Quantum Physics' at the Center for Optical
Quantum Technologies of the University of Hamburg announces a PhD position in theoretical

The PhD student will work on optimal control theory and its applications to quantum physics
problems relevant to the research carried out within the cluster of excellence ‘The Hamburg
Centre for Ultrafast Imaging’. The goal of the doctoral training is to develop optimal control
algorithms with the aim of engineer accurate control protocols for the simulation of the
quantum dynamics of ultracold atoms in optical lattices and dynamical processes in molecular
systems by means of state-of-the-art numerical methods.

The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging promotes strongly interdisciplinary research (for
further information see The centre offers a stimulating
and exciting atmosphere in an international environment and unique opportunities for PhD
students through its graduate school: a rich guest programme, excellent education,
collaboration on forefront research topics and organisation of scientific events are offered.

For further information on our research group and its scientific activities see

We are looking for strongly motivated and highly skilled students who share the
excitement of doing theoretical research with a close link to corresponding experiments.

To apply, please send a CV (including the names of 2 potential references) with a
cover letter to pschmelc [at] physnet [dot] uni-hamburg [dot] de

Salaries are paid according to the German standards TVoeD EG 13/2 (PhD).
Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

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