The Laser-Cooled Atoms Group led by Dr. Jonathan Wrubel at Creighton University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. The successful candidate would play a leading role in a team of graduate and undergraduate students working with ultracold potassium-41.

The Quantum Systems Unit, headed by Prof. Thomas Busch, has an opening for a theoretical post-doctoral scholar in the area of quantum simulations using cold atomic systems. More information can be found at

The position is available from April 2021 at OIST Graduate University, Japan, for a minimum of one year and up to three.

Recent advances in our ability to generate and manipulate quantum-coherent matterwaves is now ushering in a new era of quantum optics, where the roles of matter and light are almost exactly reversed. We are starting to be able to create almost arbitrary matterwave-images, (de)magnify, and project them. Matterwave mirrors, lenses and cavities are rapidly becoming reality. We have recently even been able to demonstrate a coherent waveguide for matterwaves.

In the nanoLace project, we are going to build a novel type of matterwave lithography experiment, where we will exploit the fact that time-dependent matterwave lenses will enable us to reduce the wavelength of matterwaves by orders of magnitude. We expect to be able to generate arbitrary patterns as small as a few nanometres. Potential applications stretch from the fundamental (quantum-matterwave-optics) to the industrial (micro-chip production with nanometric structures). To this end we are now in the process of setting up a novel matterwave lithography machine based on Bose-Einstein Condensates. The project is fully financed in the framework of the EU Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) network nanoLace.

The research group is located at IESL-FORTH ( in Crete (Greece). It is currently operating two BEC machines and an experiment dedicated to space optics.

research topics:

  • quantum information processing
  • cavity quantum electrodynamics
  • cold polar molecules
  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Rydberg physics


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