University of Cologne, Physics

Position ID:University of Cologne-Physics-PHDNISQ [#23655]
Position Title: PhD position in Condensed Matter Theory and Quantum Computing
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen 50937, Germany
Subject Area: Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2022/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/11/09)
Position Description:    

PhD position in the Theory of Monitored Quantum Dynamics

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to work on theoretical aspects related to the physics of open, monitored quantum many-body systems. Research activities may include: 
- The development of analytical approaches for monitored quantum systems (replica approach for quantum circuits or continuous measurement models) 
- Numerical simulations of dynamically constrained and/or higher dimensional quantum systems subject to frequent measurements 
- The characterisation of measurement-induced quantum phases and phase transitions, in particular in view of universal aspects of the dynamics 

 The position will be embedded in the Cluster of Excellence „ML4Q — Matter and Light for Quantum Computing“ which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The successful candidate will work as part of the research group lead by Dr. Michael Buchhold. The group participates in an active and vibrant research environment, including two collaborative research centres (CRC 1238, CRC 183) and the cluster of Excellence ML4Q. Involvement in ongoing local and international collaborations will be strongly encouraged. Candidates need to have a strong background in theoretical many-body physics (e.g., open quantum systems, nonequilibrium statistical physics or quantum information theory), a strong academic record and commitment.

 The position is available starting in January 2023 on a part-time basis with 29,87 (75%) working hours per week. Review of applications will begin November 30 2022. The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.

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