The positions are within the Quantum Optics and Quantum Simulators Group lead by Dimitris G. Angelakis in the Centre of Quantum Technologies (CQT)
The PhD projects will involve the study quantum simulators and computers to tackle problems in machine learning, chemistry, finance and business sectors. The projects will be theoretical, but involve collaboration with leading worldwide experimental groups working with superconducting qubits, cold ions and atoms and quantum nano-photonic processors. Projects will involve analytical and numerical work combining quantum physics and quantum information as well as algorithm design and quantum machine learning.
The candidates should have a solid undergraduate background in Physics, but excellent students of ECE, or CS will also be considered. They should be within the top 5% of students in their year. Participation in international competitions such as Math or Physics Olympiads for example at any stage of the education will be a plus as also. knowledge of quantum information and/or machine learning.
The current group consists of two postdocs two PhD students, two visiting PhD students, MScs and interns. We are in close contact with other theory and experimental groups in CQT and have ongoing strong collaboration 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 before applying via the official channel. They should contain a detailed CV, a one page motivation letter, one example of written work (a report or a paper), and the contact details (email) of three referees.
Group homepage: www.dimitrisangelakis.org or https://www.quantumlah.org/research/group/dimitris