University of Virginia, Ultracold matter lab (Peter Schauss)

Position ID:University of Virginia-Ultracold matter lab (Peter Schauss)-PHD [#12811]
Position Title: PhD Positions/PostDoc in Ultracold Atom Research
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4714, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physical
Quantum Optics / Ultracold Atomic Gases
Physics / ultracold quantum gases, Atomic Physics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Atomic/Molecular Physics, Experimental Physics, Quantum Science, Condensed Matter Physics
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2018/11/20)
Position Description:    

PhD Positions in Ultracold Atom Research

Supervisor: Dr. Peter Schauss (Assistant Professor, Department of Physics)

The new ultracold matter group at the University Virginia invites applications for PhD positions in the field of ultracold atoms in optical lattices. We perform quantum simulation of condensed matter model systems using ultracold fermionic atoms. Currently, we are setting up a new experiment for quantum gas microscopy of fermionic lithium atoms in an optical lattice. This experiment will be able to image single lithium atoms in strongly correlated many-body systems to perform experiments on non-standard Hubbard Hamiltonians and realize exotic quantum materials.

PhD candidates with the following qualifications are preferred:
 • Highly motivated and passion for ultracold atom research
 • Degree with major in Physics
 • Basic knowledge in optics and atomic physics
 • Previous research experience

If interested, please send an email to Dr. Peter Schauss at ps5nw (at) virginia (dot) edu and you will receive information when and how to apply. For more information about the research activities of the group, please visit More information regarding the PhD program and official graduate application can be found at

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About Prof. Schauss:

Peter Schauss is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Virgina. Before joining UVa, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate on a Dicke Fellowship at Princeton University, working with Prof. Waseem Bakr on ultracold fermionic quantum gases in optical lattices. He received his PhD in Physics for his work at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany in 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Immanuel Bloch. His current research focuses on ultracold fermions in optical lattices to implement non-standard Hubbard Hamiltonians. His work on ultracold atoms in optical lattices has led to publications in various journals, such as Science, Nature, Physical Review X, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters as well as 25 invited talks. Dr. Schauss was recognized as a Blavatnik Family Foundation 2018 Regional Award Finalist.

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Peter Schauss
Physics Department, University of Virginia
382 McCormick Rd
PO Box 400714
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4714, USA
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