Jozef Stefan Institute, Department of Theoretical Physics

Position ID:IJS-F1-ERCZALA [#27640]
Position Title: "Weakly driven quantum symmetries" ERC positions
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ljubljana, Ljubljana SI-1000, Slovenia [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Condensed Matter Physics / condensed matter theory; ultracold quantum gases
Appl Deadline:2024/06/09 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/05/15, listed until 2024/11/15)
Position Description:    

Several postdoc and PhD positions are open at Jozef Stefan Institute, as part "Weakly driven quantum symmetries" (DrumS) ERC project lead by Zala Lenarcic. 

The DrumS project will establish a new paradigm for stabilizing exotic non-thermal states by weakly driving quantum many-body systems. Present research theoretically predicts peculiar non-thermal states in fine-tuned models with additional symmetries, for example, in integrable models with macroscopically many conservation laws. However, these models and their exact symmetries cannot be accurately realized in solid-state experiments and even quantum simulators. DrumS aims to show theoretically that weak driving can boost the underlying symmetries in realistic setups and have a substantial effect on quantities protected by approximate symmetries to realize exotic transport and other non-thermal quantum properties with potential use in quantum technologies. 

The research program will include
The starting date is negotiable, preferably in the autumn of 2024. 
The appointment is for 4 years for the PhD position and for 2+1 years for the postdoc positions.

The deadline for application is June 9th 2024, however, the applications will be considered as they are received until the positions are filled.

Further information about the research activities of:
Zala Lenarcic,,
QuSiED consortium lead by Zala Lenarcic,

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Further Info:
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Jernej Mravlje
Department of Theoretical Physics
Jozef Stefan Institute
Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana