Quantum thermodynamics in flows of light

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative student for a fully-funded PhD position in Dublin, on the quantum thermodynamics of flows of light in the strong-coupling regime. The successful candidate will create theories and simulations of the thermodynamic properties of polariton gases, and use them to develop novel concepts for thermodynamic machines that use light as the working medium. The ideal candidate will have interests in some or all of quantum thermodynamics, many-body physics, condensed-matter theory, and optics, and be keen to pursue a mixture of analytical and computational work.

The PhD is funded for 4 years, including a stipend (16,000 euro/year) and all University fees, for either an EU or a non-EU student. It can begin in either September 2020 or March 2021.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter, outlining your interest in the project and including the names of two potential referees, to easthamp@tcd.ie. Applications should be received by March 31st for full consideration.