PhD project in quantum information/foundations at Royal Holloway, University of London

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Monday, February 28, 2011

PhD project in quantum information and the foundations of quantum theory.

A fully funded PhD position is available for a UK/EU student, project title "Quantum theory and the nature of time". This position is partially supported by a large grant from the Foundational Questions Institute. The aim is to investigate the connections between the mathematical formalism of quantum theory and facts about time, such as reversibility and irreversibility of physical laws. For more details, including an introduction and technical abstract, see here:

The expectation is that a student will spend approximately half of their time working on the project above, and half working on theoretical topics in quantum information science. The latter are to be discussed, but may include quantum nonlocality and/or device-independent quantum cryptography.

Prospective students with a strong background in mathematics or theoretical physics, and a deep interest in quantum information theory, the foundations of quantum theory, or both, are encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact

Dr Jonathan Barrett
Department of Mathematics
Royal Holloway
University of London
TW20 0EX
Tel. +44 (0)1784 414983