Postdoc positions: Theory of optomechanics

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Come and join us in our explorations at the intersection of nanophysics and quantum optics. Our main focus is currently in optomechanics. This new field studies the interaction of light and nanomechanical motion.

Recent breakthrough experiments (2011) have laser-cooled a nanomechanical resonator into its ground state of mechanical motion for the first time. This opens the door towards quantum optomechanical circuits, many-body physics, potential applications in ultrasensitive measurements, quantum information, and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics.

We are offering up to

3 postdoc positions for two years (with possibility of extension to a third year)

at our group at the university of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (in the context of a European Research Council Starting Grant, and a DARPA grant, where we collaborate with the leading US groups). Our group is located at the university but associated with the recently established Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light at Erlangen. Besides optomechanics, our group studies many-body physics in cold atoms and electrons, decoherence, superconducting qubits, and transport through nanostructures. PhD positions may be available as well (ask!).

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Please arrange to have two letters of reference sent as well. Interviews will be continued until suitable candidates have been found.

For more information see our website.