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Multiphoton quantum interference is one of the most intriguing phenomena in quantum physics, and is at the very heart of quantum computing and metrology technologies. However, the post-classical sensing and computational capabilities of multiphoton networks are yet far from being fully explored in practical experimental scenarios.

This theoretical project aims to develop scalable sensing and computational techniques based on the use of optimal linear interferometers with experimentally available photonic input states. The main idea is to exploit the full quantum information encoded in the interferometric evolution of the input photonic quantum states by employing novel measurement techniques (e.g. iterative interferometric dynamics, conditional dynamics, multiplexing and correlation measurements sensitive to the photonic inner and spatial modes).

Start date: 1 October 2018 or 1 February 2019
Application deadline: 7 May 2018
Supervisors: Dr V Tamma, Dr H Yu (Univeresity of Portsmouth), Prof G Adesso (University of Nottingham)

Applications are invited for the above post to work with Professor Gerardo Adesso on an ERC Starting Grant project entitled “Genuine quantumness in cooperative phenomena” funded by the European Research Council. The principal goal of the project is to analyse and challenge the quantum-classical border from a jointly fundamental and applicative viewpoint. The project is expected to deliver novel tools for the characterisation of quantumness in composite systems and to develop novel platforms for its practical utilisation in quantum technology applications.

Applications are invited for the above post to work with Professor Gerardo Adesso and Dr Tommaso Tufarelli at the University of Nottingham, in collaboration with Dr Marco Piani at the University of Strathclyde, on a project funded by the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) entitled “Sentient observers in the quantum regime and the emergence of an objective reality” [].

Assistant Professor in Mathematical Physics (Job Ref: SCI037516)
School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Nottingham
Job Type: Research & Teaching (permanent)
Salary: £34576 to £46414 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression subject to performance.

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for the above post. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute substantially to maintaining and enhancing the School’s high standards in teaching and research.


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