PhD students in quantum optics / condensed matter physics

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    University of Warsaw
    PhysicsCondensed matter properties
    PhysicsQuantum mechanics
    TechnologyQuantum technology
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    27/03/2021 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Poland › Warsaw


We are looking for two highly motivated and talented Ph.D. students willing to join the international team undertaking National Science Center's "Sonata Bis" research project entitled Employing multiphoton quantum interference for selected quantum information processing tasks. The international project aims at research in the field of theoretical and experimental quantum optics as well as theoretical condensed matter. The research will be carried out in international collaboration. The team is hosted by the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw.  Promising candidates will  be asked to send their documents to the recruitment organized jointly with the Doctoral School (to be announced later).

Institution: Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Project leader: Dr. habil. Magdalena Stobińska

Project title: Employing multiphoton quantum interference for selected quantum information processing tasks

Project duration: 15 April 2020 - 14 April 2025

Project description: The goal of the project is to deepen our understanding of multiphoton quantum interference, especially in the time domain. Quantum interference is one of the most intriguing phenomena in nature and one of the most important resources of quantum technologies. In the case of temporal platform, a train of narrow single-photon pulses undergo dispersion in a nonlinear medium. Individual pulses start to overlap and interfere. We will study this interference towards its applications in quantum computations and quantum simulations of topological materials. This goal is motivated by results obtained in 2019 by Dr. hab. Stobińska and her collaborators. The first is theoretical and experimental investigation of quantum interference of multiphoton Fock states on a beam splitter and demonstration it instantaneously computes a Quantum Fourier–Kravchuk Transform (QKT). This allows one to use this device as an efficient, specialized quantum computer with vast number of applications. The second result is to show that such multiphoton quantum interference enables fast quantum simulations of topological materials, which are characterized by unusual symmetries. These findings constitute starting points for the current project.

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  1. Possibility to work and study in a motivating environment in a worldwide recognized research institution
  2. Participation in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in collaboration with leading universities
  3. Possibility to acquire new unique skills from senior researchers, project partners and experts
  4. Participation in conferences and summer schools
  5. Building broad skills useful for the future career in academia and R&D departments
  6. Strong support for ambitious ideas and self-development
  7. Good remuneration

Selection process

To express your interest in this position, please send your scientific curriculum vitae in PDF format to magdalena.stobinska@gmail.com. The candidates will be invited to participate in the recruitment process organized jointly with the Doctoral School.

Additional comments

Position in the project: Ph. D. student

Job type: Stipend

Remuneration/stipend amount/month: 4500 PLN, tax-free (ca. 1100 EUR)

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Offer Requirements

    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Good


  1. Completed master studies in physics, preferably with specialization in quantum optics and/or condensed matter
  2. Ambitious hard-working with high motivation for scientific work and strong will for self-development
  3. Numerical programming practice, basic knowledge of mathematical tools (e.g. Matlab or Wolfram Mathematica) and general computer software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Skype)
  4. Practical knowledge of English (B level or above)
  5. Ability to work collaboratively
  6. Mobility (ability to travel within the EU and worldwide)

Specific Requirements

Key responsibilities:

  1. Performing theoretical research under supervision of the principal investigator
  2. Developing numerical software and performing computations
  3. Studying literature on a regular basis
  4. Managing research notes, preparation of publications and conference posters
  5. Participation in junior conferences and schools
  6. Preparation of a Ph. D. thesis
  7. Reporting

Work location(s)
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