PhD in Theoretical Quantum Optics of Ultracold Quantum Gases and Nanostructures (Oxford)

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

A new PhD position in Theoretical Quantum Optics of Ultracold Quantum Gases and Nanostructures is available at the University of Oxford, Department of Physics.

The project’s main target is merging quantum optics and many-body physics of quantum gases, using theoretical methods of atomic and condensed matter physics. We will address novel phenomena, where the quantum natures of both light and ultracold matter (beyond a Bose-Einstein Condensate, BEC) play equally important roles. Modern theoretical and experimental studies are just entering this new ultimate quantum regime of the light-matter interaction. Applications for Quantum Information Processing and quasiparticles in the systems of quantum nanophotonics are of interest as well. For more information, please, visit

The candidates with expertise in either Atomic, Molecular and Optical or Condensed Matter Physics are welcomed to apply. The position is fully funded for EU-related students. Other candidates should apply for additional funding to cover the overseas fees. You may apply before the actual completion date of your Master Degree.

To express the intention to apply, and for informal inquiries about the project and application procedure, please, contact the project leader Dr. Igor Mekhov ( ) before the deadline 9 March 2012.

The application should be submitted online to the “Atomic and Laser Physics” Programme. Please see for information on the requirements on academic ability and English Language tests. For information on How to Apply and an application form, please visit well in advance A PDF copy of your application for Graduate Admissions should also be sent to The Administrative Secretary, Atomic and Laser Physics, Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU, or by email to Please quote 11ATOM002 on your application and all correspondence.