Competition Funded PhD Project in Quantum Metrology Technologies and Fundamental Tests (University of Portsmouth, in collaboration with University of Nottingham)

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Application deadline: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017

We are looking for talented and ambitious UK/EU graduates who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in Quantum Technologies and Quantum Foundations.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Vincenzo Tamma at the Physics Division at the University of Portsmouth, Prof. Gerardo Adesso at the School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, and Prof. David Wands at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth

In particular, through an interdisciplinary effort at the interface between quantum optics, quantum metrology and general relativity, this project aims to theoretically develop:

- High-precision phase-estimation interferometers with realistic photonic sources;
- Fundamental tests of multi-photon quantum interference and nonlocality at the border between quantum mechanics and general relativity.

This project will be part of a larger research programme aimed at developing an entirely novel versatile platform for quantum technologies for high-precision sensing, metrology and ultrafast quantum computing with strong impact in security, communication, and imaging. Indeed, two complementary PhD projects will be also carried out in the area of quantum information based on multi-photon correlation interference in collaboration with the University of Nottingham. Therefore, the PhD student will have the possibility to be part of a highly interactive research team and she/he will benefit of an international research environment and of the expertise of prominent theoretical scientists in research areas related with the project at the interface between quantum optics, quantum metrology and general relativity. She/he will also interact with leading international experimentalists collaborating with the research team toward the experimental realization of the theoretical results foreseen in the project.

For enquiries about this project, please write to

Online application will be accepted until February 5, 2017 at the website
where further information about the project can be also found.