Quantum simulation has recently established itself as an area of study in quantum physics that merges fundamental and applied questions. Such an interaction results in a more operational understanding of some aspects of quantum mechanics in terms of nature description. The idea to simulate the dynamics of a quantum system by a quantum device was first introduced by Richard Feynman in a seminal article in 1982 and developed in different frameworks, from quantum optics to condensed matter physics.
The CaNa group at Aix-Marseille University is seeking excellent and outstanding candidates in quantum information theory, quantum complex network, quantum simulation. A PhD in Theoretical Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science is required.
The deadline for the PhD position is: 10/15/2016 and the deadline for the PostDoc position is 12/01/2016. If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please send an email to:
One could argue that the fields of quantum information science and complex network theory (a.k.a. complexity science) both address complexity, yet from opposite perspectives. Indeed, the former makes use of a complex system as a computational resource whereas the later generally studies (and often using computer simulations) the scaling, collective behavior and emergent properties of complex system(s).