Skoltech Quantum PhD Fellowships (Deadline 21 April)

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Application deadline: 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Applications due 21 April.

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a unique English-speaking international graduate only research university, located just outside of Moscow. Established in collaboration with M.I.T., Skoltech hosts internationally leading research activities on quantum science and technology, in particular the theory of quantum computers, condensed matter and quantum enhanced algorithms.

PhD Fellowships are now being offered to work in Deep Quantum Labs – lead by Prof Jacob Biamonte at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. Skoltech also offers an MSc track in Quantum Science and Technology.

Students who have completed or are nearing completion of a masters degree with backgrounds in an area of mathematical sciences with interest in quantum computing are encouraged to apply.

Planned research projects are along the lines of the topics described on DeepQuantum.AI – these topics include

Quantum Enhanced Algorithms for Machine Learning
Network Information Theory – contrasting stochastic and quantum physics
Tensor Networks
Hamiltonian Complexity

The PhD course takes a minimum of three years but normally it takes four years. Those accepted into this program will receive (i) a tuition waiver (covering the full price of tuition) as well as (ii) a basic starting stipend of 85k RUB (tax free) which goes to 105k RUB (tax free) after proven performance for twelve months and (iii) medical insurance.

Application procedure. Application procedure. Students should first complete the formal application procedure (see