PhD

There are postdoc and PhD positions available in Mathematical Physics/Quantum Information Theory in the Department of Mathematics at the Technical University in Munich (Germany). Applicants should be

The AtomChip Lab (www.bgu.ac.il/atomchip) at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) is searching for high quality candidates in a variety of fields, including, research into chip fabrication for quantum optics chips with atoms, ions and photons, fundamental research into atom optics with cold atoms, and applicative research which we are conducting in collaboration with the high-tech industry into atomic clocks and magnetic sensors with both hot and cold atoms. Our sub-group in theory also has open positions for qualified candidates.

Application deadline: 
Saturday, October 22, 2011

PhD project in quantum information and the foundations of quantum theory.

A fully funded PhD position is available for a UK/EU student, project title "Quantum theory and the nature of time". This position is partially supported by a large grant from the Foundational Questions Institute. The aim is to investigate the connections between the mathematical formalism of quantum theory and facts about time, such as reversibility and irreversibility of physical laws. For more details, including an introduction and technical abstract, see here:

Application deadline: 
Monday, February 28, 2011

PhD position in Quantum Random Walks, funded by IRCSET (essentially the Irish government). Application is directly through IRCSET at http://www.ircset.ie/Default.aspx?tabid=66

To discuss the project further please contact Michael Mc Gettrick at michael.mcgettrick@nuigalway.ie

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This is a theoretical project that addresses foundational aspects of quantum information processing with a focus on structural features of qudit systems. While much effort has been spent on investigating quantum state spaces, relatively little is known about the structure of quantum observables. The mathematical duality of states and observables provides a guarantee that whatever one learns about one side is relevant for the other, so that it is to be expected that studying structures of quantum observables will provide a new angle and open up new questions.

Application deadline: 
Monday, February 14, 2011