Wednesday, February 01, 2017

A postdoc/PhD student position

A fully-funded postdoc/PhD student position is available to work at Peter Gruenberg Institute (PGI-2) in Forschungszentrum Juelich, near Aachen in Germany. For students the degree will be granted by RWTH university in Aachen. The researcher will work with Dr. Mohammad H. Ansari. The project can be started in the Summer or Fall 2017.

The purpose of the project is to develop the relations between quantum information theory and physics. For this aim we recently developed a new formalism called multiple parallel world technique. Our findings will be used to explore new phenomena in quantum computing, thermodynamics, and photosynthetic complexes in biology. The project requires that you have basic knowledge about quantum physics and information, e.g. density matrix, decoherence, Bloch equation, correlations, nonequilibrium statistics, quantum information measures, Keldysh techniques, etc.

We will collaborate with some theoretical and experimental research groups, such as the research group of Prof. D. DiVincenzo in PGI-2 and Prof. Y. Nazarov in Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, et. al. The employed researcher will have the opportunity to visit our collaborators.

Everyone (Masters and PhD students and Postdocs) from all around the world are welcome to apply.

For full consideration, please apply as soon as possible, by sending your documents in *ONE pdf file* to "mansari AT gmail DOT com", including:

1. your academic CV,
2. your list of publications,
3. research interests on what makes your past research experience related to quantum thermodynamics, (no more than 300 words ~ two paragraphs)
4. the names, affiliation, and email addresses of 2 or 3 referees, (make sure they are willing to send letters on time)

More information about the research details as well as announcements (e.g. whether the position is still available or not) can be found at: