PhD positions in quantum optimal control theory

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University of Ulm and University of Padua
15 November, 2017


University of Ulm
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
Ulm 89081
Phone: +49 (0)731/50 22875
48° 25' 25.1292" N, 9° 57' 21.7764" E

PhD positions in quantum optimal control theory at Ulm University (Institute for Quantum Science and Technology) and at the University of Padua, jointly supervised by Prof. T. Calarco and Prof. S. Montangero.

We are searching for motivated PhD students to work on the following topics:

  • Quantum optimal control as a key ingredient for quantum technologies;
  • Design of electromagnetic pulses in close collaboration with different leading experimental groups on the field of quantum computation, quantum simulation and quantum metrology;
  • Development of optimal quantum sensors;
  • Modelling and simulation of many body quantum systems;

The positions will join existing ongoing collaborative project as well as explore new basic and applied research directions, e.g. in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance, NV centres in diamonds and Bose Einstein condensates. One of the main goals of the research is to enhance our capability of experimental quantum control and bridging the gap from academic research to large-scale quantum industries.

Successful candidates are expected to have a high enthusiasm for the above research topics, and to bring a solid background in one or more of the following: theoretical quantum optics, AMO physics, quantum information, condensed-matter theory, quantum many-body physics, open quantum systems. Advanced programming skills are positively evaluated.

For one position associated to a Marie-Curie ETN, due to EU regulations, the candidate must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the starting date.

The starting date is as soon as possible. The deadline for application is 15/11/2017 or until the positions are filled.

The successful PhD students will learn the necessary knowhow participate in and will connect to the leading academic environment and to the industries investing in the fast developing field of quantum technologies.

Interested candidates please send standard documentation (CV, current list of records from the study program and any further relevant information about your academic career) at christine [dot] heuschmid [at] uni-ulm [dot] de

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