National Research Postdoctoral Research Associateship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA
**note: eligibility restricted to US citizens**
This program explores complementary aspects of atom and neutron interferometry with particular emphasis on their interplay with quantum information theory. We have recently designed a new neutron interferometer, inspired by the theory of decoherence-free subspaces, which decouples the instrument from mechanical vibrations and offers enhanced neutron interference contrast. Experimental and thoeretical proposals are solicited which develop improved techniques for atom or neutron interferometry using quantum information principles, investigate fundamental quantum physics using the neutron interferometry facility at the NIST Center for Neutron Research, explore parallels between atom and neutron interferometry that could enhance the scope of either technique, or yield new avenues for quantum information processing.
US Civil Service appointment with full benefits. Starting salary: $64,700 per year. Application deadline: February 1, 2011
Before responding directly, please read the program announcement at http://bit.ly/bW03HS . These are competitive appointments that require submission of an original research proposal, and the applications process is involved and operates according to fixed regulations and schedule.