Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Cold Atom Physics and QIP at the University of Sussex

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Cold Atom Physics (and QIP)
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
University of Sussex

Ref 131, Deadline 18 February 2011.

A 5-year post-doc position is available for research funded by the EPSRC in the project "Devices based on Entanglement in Cold Arrays of Trapped Atoms". The project is led by Dr. Barry Garraway and located in the AMO research group at the University of Sussex.

The project aims to design large-scale arrays of entangled atoms for quantum applications such as quantum simulations and QIP. The context of the work is atom chip technology, with new tools from quantum optics. The entangling of large numbers of atoms will have applications to desirable and realizable quantum devices: e.g. high precision interferometers, motion sensors, realistic designs for large-scale quantum simulations, and quantum logic modules leading to quantum processors. Tools for controlling and trapping cold atoms in arrays will be formulated - and new designs for micro-structures that trap atoms above micro-fabricated surfaces will be made. Loss mechanisms will be investigated.

The initial appointment is for a period of three years, with a possible extension for up to two more years. Further particulars and the on-line application procedure are at: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Units/staffing/personnl/vacs/vac131.shtml Informal enquiries and further information from Dr Barry Garraway: (b.m.garraway (at) sussex (dot) ac (dot) uk)