Postdoc positions available under ERC Grant “Theory of strongly correlated photonic systems” at Université Paris Diderot, France
The open postdoc positions will be to work in the theory group of Professor Cristiano Ciuti, who was recently awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant entitled ‘Theory of strongly correlated photonic systems’ (CORPHO).
In artificial quantum system (such as photonic microstructures or superconducting quantum circuits), it is now possible to have strong interactions between photons confined in a cavity (photon box). By considering lattices of coupled cavities, researchers can realize in a controlled way strongly correlated photonic systems with fascinating quantum phases originating from the competition between photon hopping between cavities, photon-photon repulsion/attraction on the same cavity site, optical pumping and photon dissipation. The complexity of these out-of-equilibrium systems increases exponentially with the number of cavity sites, representing an enormous theoretical challenge. The project CORPHO will explore original ideas to develop novel theoretical methods of non-equilibrium quantum manybody physics to investigate and predict quantum phases of these new systems. This field of research is attracting a great deal of interest at the international level both for the study of strongly correlated systems and for quantum device applications.
Nr of positions available : 2
Physics - Optics
Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Extensive funding for conferences, workshop and international schools
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|PhD in theoretical quantum physics. Candidates with a strong background in both analytical and numerical calculations are welcome. Experience in strongly correlated systems and/or quantum optics and/or quantum information would be ideal.|
|At least 2 recommendation letters|
|Degree||PhD or equivalent|
|Excellent and motivated postdoc eager to engage in a dynamic and ambitious project on a cutting-edge topic funded by ERC, the most prestigious European funding agency|
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