The positions are within the Quantum Optics and Quantum Simulators Group led by Dr. Dimitris G. Angelakis in the Centre of Quantum Technologies (CQT) (http://www.quantumlah.org). The group's research interests span most aspects of quantum computation and quantum simulation.
The PhD projects will involve the development of quantum algorithms for near term quantum computers to tackle problems in chemistry, finance, logistics, optimization and other sectors. They will involve both analytical ‘pen and paper’ studies as well as numerical simulations; it is also expected that use of prototype quantum computers will be involved for testing of the algorithms (in direct collaboration with experimentalists, or remotely, through access to online quantum hardware).
Collaboration with with leading worldwide experimental groups for the implementation part. Projects will involve combining quantum physics, quantum many-body and quantum information tools as well as algorithm design and quantum machine learning and optimization approaches.
The candidates should have a solid undergraduate background in Physics or related discipline and ideally have some knowledge of quantum computation. They should be within the top students in their year. A strong background in quantum physics, strong programming skills and/or participations in international competitions such as Math or Physics Olympiad for example. Exposure in Atomic, Molecular, Optical physics and/or quantum information at the level of an MSc course is also an advantage.
The current group consists of two postdocs four PhD students, and one visiting PhD student and several diploma and Honors students. We are in close contact with other theory and experimental groups in CQT and have ongoing strong collaborations with leading experimental and theory groups in Europe and the US. These PhD positions will be CQT based with opportunities to visit the corresponding collaborators' groups. The positions are fully funded and include travel funds and funds for buying a computer and books.
The positions are available as soon as possible and we accept applications until a suitable candidate is found. Inquiries should be first sent by email to dimitris.angelakis-at-gmail.com before applying via the official channel. They should contain a detailed CV, a one page motivation letter and the contact details (email) of three referees.
Group homepage: www.dimitrisangelakis.org