Research Fellow in theoretical quantum optics and cold atomic physics

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The project is to carry out research on the interaction of light with cold atomic gases. One focus will be on the study of the emergence of correlations in the ground state and excited states of this many-body system and its use as quantum simulator for field-theoretical models.

The researcher will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers covering a broad range of topics including statistical physics, condensed-matter theory, computational physics, atomic physics and quantum optics, and soft-matter physics. We seek a motivated, skilled and highly independent researcher.

The main responsibility of this post will be to carry out independent theoretical research on quantum many-body systems formed by cold atoms interacting with light. The researcher is moreover expected to actively contribute to the research activities of the condensed matter theory group at the School of Physics and Astronomy.

The post commences on or after 1st September 2014 and lasts for 12 months.

Applications need to be submitted online through where also further details, such as salary can be found.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Igor Lesanovsky, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.