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Job posted by Institut für Experimentalphysik - Universität Düsseldorf (31/03/2014 19.18)

PhD student: Development of and experimentation with high-performance transportable optical atomic clocks

Experimental quantum optics studies on two transportable ultracold atom systems that serve als optical atomic clocks. The apparata are functional or nearly functional, resp. and their properties are to be characterized, improved, and measurement campaigns performed, in different countries.

Description

Our group is involved in international collaborations around the development of two transportable optical lattice clocks (based on strontium and ytterbium neutral atoms) and also contributes to measurement campaigns in different laboratories, with the goal of demonstrating robust technology and high accuracy, for future geodesy and satellite experiments. We are part of a consortium that performs the basic developments for an optical clock mission on the ISS.

The two transportable clocks are in advanced stages of development. One of the clocks has already been transported to the Italian metrology laboratory, the other will soon be transported to the German metrology laboratory. See www.soc2.eu and www.exphy.uni-duesseldorf.de for publications and further information.

The researcher will contribute to the development of the clocks, characterize their performance, develop improved subsytems, and participate in measurements of geophysical interest.

In the course of the work, the research will develop his/her skills in vacuum, cryogenics, optics, laser, electronics, spectroscopy, and data analysis.

The student will also particpate in the conception and predevelopment of an atomic clock for the ISS (project "SOC", www.spaceopticalclocks.org, within the ELIPS program of ESA) .

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Physics - Quantum mechanics

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Benefits

Fellowship, approx. 15.000 € per year.

Comment/web site for additional job details

www.exphy.uni-duesseldorf.de




Requirements

Required Research Experiences
Main Research Field Physics
Sub Research Field Optics
Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Excellent
Required Education Level
Degree Field Physics
Degree Master Degree or equivalent
Required Research Experiences
Years of Research Experience 1
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Application e-mail

step.schiller@hhu.de

Application Deadline

30/09/2015

Envisaged Job Starting Date

01/11/2015

Other job details
EURAXESS ID

33913666

Country

GERMANY

Type of Contract

Temporary

Status

Full-time

Working Hours (hours per week or free text)

40

Postal Code

40225

City

Düsseldorf

Company/Institute

Institut für Experimentalphysik - Universität Düsseldorf

Street

Universitätsstr. 1/25.42.O1.22

EU Research Framework Programme
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

No

Company/Institute
Institut für Experimentalphysik - Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Wissenschaftliche Einrichtung Physik
Academic
Prof. S. Schiller, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universitätsstr. 1/25.42.O1.22
40225 - Düsseldorf
GERMANY
mobile +49-176-43049716
email step.schiller@hhu.dehttp://www.exphy.uni-duesseldorf.de

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