Research Associate in Optical Quantum Communication

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Monday, July 31, 2017

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in Sheffield (UK) are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to become a member of the Low Dimensional Structures and Devices group in the Department to work on the EPSRC funded project "Optical Quantum Communication." The project's goal is to develop protocols for optimizing eavesdropping strategies for optical quantum communication. You will work under the direction of Dr Pieter Kok.

You will combine analytical and numerical techniques to establish information theoretic bounds on the amount of information that an eavesdropper can extract in a so-called side-channel attack of quantum communication protocols, where unintentional broadcasting of information by one or more of the communicating parties compromises the security of the channel. Understanding the information flow in side channel attacks for real and idealized devices will help create practical and secure quantum communication channels.

To apply, please visit the university's application page.