Theory of quantum sensors

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Sunday, June 30, 2024

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Position summary:

The Quantum Machines Unit seeks to develop hybrid quantum devices – where different types of quantum technologies are married together to build devices with unique functionality e.g. quantum sensors, quantum interfaces, probing the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, novel quantum computing architectures etc. Quantum Machines studied within the Unit can incorporate a wide variety of quantum technological platforms including solid-state, and mechanical quantum systems. In addition to theoretical work the Unit is focused on developing experimental quantum technology based on the preparation of quantum states of motion using magnetic levitation of small objects in vacuum. Such levitated platforms may prove useful for the investigation of macroscopic Schrodinger Cats – which are useful for precision sensing and probing the fundamental links between gravity and quantum mechanics.


We are seeking talented researchers to perform theoretical research in the field of quantum sensors. One of the near-term applications of quantum technology is to perform ultra-precise sensing. We seek motivated individuals who are interested to perform novel theoretical research in quantum enabled sensors. We have experimental efforts aiming at quantum enabled force/acceleration/gyroscope sensors and so theoretical interest/expertise in such quantum inertial sensors is desired. Such sensors can encompass a variety of quantum platforms including photons, mechanical oscillators, spins in solids, superconducting circuits etc.

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Deadline is revised to June 30 2024.