Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF: Joint application at the University of Granada. Department of Electromagnetism and Matter Physics.

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    01/07/2020 09:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Daniel Manzano Diosdado, from the Department of Electromagnetism and Matter Physics at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in 2020 at this University. Please note that applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information: http://sl.ugr.es/0aNV).

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. The UGR has been awarded with the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)", which reflects the UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The UGR is also a leading institution in research, located in the top 5/10 of Spanish universities by a variety of ranking criteria, such as national R&D projects, fellowships awarded, publications, or international funding.

UGR is one of the few Spanish Universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://sl.ugr.es/0aw0). The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places the UGR in 268th position in the world and as the 4th highest ranked University in Spain, reaffirming its position as an institution at the forefront of national and international research. From the perspective of specialist areas in the ARWU rankings, the UGR is outstanding in Documentation (ranked in the 36th in the world) or Food science technology (ranked 37th in the world), Mathematics and Computer Science (ranked among the top 76-100 in the world).

The UGR has 4 researchers at the top of the Highly Cited Researchers (HCR) list in the Computer Science area. With regard to broader subject fields, the UGR is ranked in 45th position in the universities worldwide in the discipline of Engineering. It is also well recognized for its web presence (http://sl.ugr.es/0a6i) taking 36th place in the top 200 Universities in Europe. Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of the Framework Programme of the European Union. For the duration of the last two Framework Programmes, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 18.02 million euros, and for H2020, 80 projects with total funding around 20.6 million euros.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The Quantum Thermodynamics and Quantum Information Group is pioneering in the study of new fundamental physics at the University of Granada. Some of the interests of the group are:

• Quantum transport and thermodynamics.

• Quantum machine learning.

• Open quantum systems.

• Quantum effects in biological systems.

• Entanglement theory.

Project description

Quantum Thermodynamics Foundations: In this line or research we are pursuing to establish the foundamental principles of the new field of Quantum Thermodynamics. By proposing new experiments (realistic and thought) we pretend to create new and reasonable definitions of macroscopic properties as heat, work and thermodynamic entropy. We also apply our new developed techniques to the study of applied thermodynamics by the design of new thermal machines as batteries, engines, and switches. Finally, the relation between basic foundational features of quantum mechanics, as the measurement problem, with thermodynamics will also be taken into account.

This line involves the mastery of techniques of Open Quantum Systems, as well as a good understanding of the basis of both quantum mechanics and thermodynamics.

Research Area

Physics (PHY) and Mathematics (MAT)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Daniel Manzano Diosdado (manzano@onsager.ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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