PhD student in quantum optics / condensed matter physics

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented Ph.D. student willing to join the international team undertaking the "First Team" research project entitled Integrated optics in time-frequency domain: a new versatile platform for quantum technologies, funded by the Foundation for Polish Science. The international project aims at research in the field of theoretical condensed matter as well as theoretical and experimental quantum optics.

Institution: Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Principal Investigator / Supervisor: Dr. habil. Magdalena Stobińska

Project title: Integrated optics in time-frequency domain: a new versatile platform for quantum technologies

Project is carried out within the “First Team” programme of the Foundation for Polish Science

Job type: Stipend

Remuneration/stipend amount/month: 4500 PLN, tax-free (ca. 1100 EUR)

Quantum technologies enable solutions providing e.g. unconditionally secure information transfer or ultrasensitive detectors. They use entanglement, superposition and interactions at a single quanta level. Time-frequency integrated quantum optics is ideally suited for these tasks: flexible, scalable, robust to losses, offers high control of single photons. Its potential has not yet been explored. In this project, we plan to build high-quality random number generator and nanodevices based on graphene plasmons. To this end, we will advance the platform, producing pure spectrally-shaped single photons. Its features will allow to surpass the present technology to produce true randomness and study photon-plasmon interactions in 2D nanomaterials. Additional training will be provided by top specialists in integrated optics: the University of Paderborn and the University of Oxford.

Required documents:
1. A copy of a university diploma confirming master degree in physics
2. Recommendation letter from previous scientific supervisor; additional recommendation letters (e.g. from student’s organizations, other senior researchers) are welcome
3. Scientific curriculum vitae, focusing on achievements relevant for Ph. D. studies (e.g. previous participation in scientific activities, collaborations, internships, stipends, publications, scientific interests)
4. Motivational letter stating why the candidate is willing to participate in this research project
5. Optional: a copy of a document certifying candidate’s knowledge of English

The required documents must be sent by e-mail in PDF format to The recruitment committee will interview selected candidates before making the final decision. The candidates should be able to deliver original copies of the documents on demand. The final decision will be announced to the candidates as soon as the Foundation for Polish Science accepts the recruitment results.

Added note: recommendation letters should be directly sent by the supervisor/senior scientists/organizations to rather that delivered by the candidate.

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