The AtomChip Lab (www.bgu.ac.il/atomchip) at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) is searching for high quality candidates in a variety of fields, including, research into chip fabrication for quantum optics chips with atoms, ions and photons, fundamental research into atom optics with cold atoms, and applicative research which we are conducting in collaboration with the high-tech industry into atomic clocks and magnetic sensors with both hot and cold atoms. Our sub-group in theory also has open positions for qualified candidates.
The lab is situated in a very special geographic location. It is in the middle of the Israeli desert with a wide variety of archaeology and geology around; from ancient cities and active monasteries to craters and ancient fossils. BGU is a mere 1-3 hour drive from the mediterranean sea, the dead sea and the red sea, Jordan and Egypt (the border is open). It is also a mere one hour or less from the coastal fun city of Tel-Aviv or the old city of Jerusalem. A student or researcher may choose to live in the desert or in any of these cities. A comfortable train connects Tel-Aviv and the University. BGU has a lively sports center and additional sports in the vicinity include scuba diving, sky diving, desert biking, gliding and cliff climbing.
Candidates wishing to ask for further information or apply should contact Prof. Ron Folman: folman @bgu.ac.il