PhD position in quantum cellular automata and quantum neural networks

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to work on theoretical aspects related to quantum many-body physics. The research will focus in particular on:

- the investigation of non-equilibrium processes in synthetic quantum matter

- the development of quantum cellular automata and quantum enhanced neural network designs

- the application of advanced numerical methods (e.g. tensor networks) to model quantum neural networks and cellular automata

- the implementation of elements of cellular automata and quantum neural networks, e.g. perceptron models, with quantum optical systems, such as Rydberg atoms, cavities and trapped ions

The research group 'Theoretical Atomic Physics and Synthetic Quantum Systems' ( is embedded in the lively environment of the 'Center for Quantum Science' of the University of Tübingen, which includes groups working on cold atoms experiments as well as mathematical and theoretical physics. The successful applicant is expected to actively engage in the activities of the Center.

Candidates need to have a strong background in theoretical physics, a strong academic record, commitment, and a motivation to work hard.

Applications should include a cover letter (including motivation for applying), a CV (including publication list), a copy of their master thesis and transcripts (all collated in a single pdf file). Applicants should also arrange for at least one recommendation letter. All documents shall be sent to

The offered position (2/3 E13) will run for at least 3 years. Review of the applications will begin on December 15th until the position is filled. The position can start as soon as possible.

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