Postdoc position with Christoph Simon (Calgary)

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I am looking for postdoc candidates who are interested in joining my
theoretical quantum optics group at the University of Calgary.
Our research interests are briefly described below. My group
is part of the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology at the
University of Calgary, which encompasses several excellent
experimental and theoretical groups (see,
guaranteeing a rich and stimulating research environment.

Candidates should send an email with a CV and publication list to They should also arrange for recommendation
letters to be sent to the same address.

Research Interests:

The interaction of light and matter at the quantum level has played a
major role in the development of quantum physics. Its detailed study
in the field of quantum optics has led to the development of important
applications such as the laser, and to the first experimental
demonstrations of the most striking features of quantum physics, such
as entanglement and quantum non-locality. But quantum optics is not
ready to rest on its laurels. There are two key future challenges. On
the one hand, we strive to develop genuine applications of these
fundamental quantum features. Our group is particularly interested in
the development of quantum repeaters, which will be essential for
future long-distance quantum communication. This motivates us to study
potential implementations of quantum memories and of quantum gates
between individual photons in various systems. On the other hand,
quantum optical systems are ideally positioned to explore the
quantum-classical transition, allowing us to deepen our understanding
of how the classical macroscopic world arises out of microscopic
quantum behavior. This motivates us to study the quantum amplification
of photons to macroscopic levels, as well as quantum opto-mechanical
systems. All these directions are pursued in close contact with
leading experimental groups.