A joint project of University College Cork and Trinity College Dublin on Shortcut-Enhanced Quantum Thermodynamics will be funded by SFI in the Frontiers for the Future programme. Therefore, there will be two PhD positions available starting in September/October 2020:
- in the research group of Andreas Ruschhaupt (UCC, Cork)
- in the research group of John Goold (TCD, Dublin)
Both positions are fully funded for four years with a stipend of 18,500 euro per annum.
Female applicants are particularly welcome to apply.
If you are interested to apply or if you would like additional information please contact A. Ruschhaupt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or J. Goold (email@example.com). The overall goal of this project is to access in a quantitative way the heat dissipation in quantum computing protocols and design protocols to manage it.
The TCD project will focus on thermodynamics of non-equilibrium steady states with a particular emphasis on bulk complex systems which fulfil the eigenstate thermalisation hypothesis. The project contains a blend of advanced statistical mechanics, network theory and quantum dynamics with a significant numerical component.