Up to 3 PhD positions will be awarded within the School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast. The Quantum Technology group at Queen's (Gabriele De Chiara and Mauro Paternostro) have put forward a project for students interested in working on quantum information processing, quantum statistical mechanics and quantum many-body systems.
The studentships will cover fees and maintenance for UK residents (fees only for EU citizens). IMPORTANT: the positions will have to be filled by 1st of January 2012 at latest!!
Quantum Information Processing is an emerging science. Although it is often characterized as dealing with information processing or computation, its remit covers essentially any physical process in the universe. The supervisors currently work on a diverse range of topics, from quantum technology such as methods to improve the storage and readout of ordinary information on CDs or DVDs, to foundational questions in physics, such as better understanding black holes.