We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in quantum information theory at the Free University of Berlin. The position is partially funded by the PASQuanS project of the Quantum Flagship initiative, securing additional scientific visibility. The successful candidate will work as part of the research group led by Professor Jens Eisert at the FU Berlin. The position is a full E13 position initially for two years, but may be extended.
Description: We will theoretically investigate the physics of a highly excited Rydberg atom within a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC).The candidate will be expected to help guiding students in the group and survey or develop quantum mechanical methods for the numerical modelling of the system described above.
1. Ph.D. or post-doctoral experience in quantum theory.
2. Experience in numerical work / simulations.
3. Experience in writing published journal papers in English.
Quantum simulation is an exceptionally vivid field of research embracing several areas of physics, ranging from atomic, molecular, and optical physics, to condensed-matter, nuclear, gravitational and high-energy physics, as well as quantum information science. The goal of quantum simulation is to address important, yet unsolved quantum Hamiltonians by “synthesizing” them in experimental quantum systems so as to directly measure the properties of these models, otherwise very hard to be handled by classical computations.