Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral position at University of Granada: Apply for an Athenea3i-2018 Research Fellowship at the Department of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics

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    31/10/2018 14:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
    Spain, Granada
    International Research Projects Office
    Promotion and Advisory Unit

Professor Rosario González Férez, from the Department of

Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for an Athenea3i Research Fellowship in 2018 at this University. The information about the Fellowship conditions, how to apply, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Evaluation Process, etc. is available in https://athenea3i.ugr.es/. Please note that applicants must comply with the Eligibility Criteria (https://athenea3i.ugr.es/?page_id=23).  

Brief description of the institution:

The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It serves more than 60000 students per year, including many foreign students, as UGR is the leader host institution in the Erasmus program. UGR, featuring 3650 professors and more than 2000 auxiliary personnel, offers a total of 75 degrees through its 112 departments and 28 centers.

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://www.arwu.org/), and it is also well recognized for its web presence (http://www.4icu.org/top200/).

Internationally, we bet decidedly by our participation in the calls of H2020, both at partner and coordination. For the duration of the Seventh Framework Programme, the UGR has obtained a total of 66 projects, with total funding of 17.97 million euros, and for H2020, until 2015, more than 25 projects with total funding of more than 6 million euros. Our more than 3,000 researchers are grouped into 365 research groups covering all scientific fields and disciplines.

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group

The AMO physics group of the University of Granada is lead by Rosario González-Férez, who is internationally recognized by her contributions in molecules in external fields and in Rydberg systems. Part of the scientific group studies how to control and manipulate the dynamics and structure of cold molecules and Rydberg systems by means of external fields. The results about mixed-field orientation have proved that this process is non-adiabatic and we have provided the experimental conditions to rearch the adiabatic limit. We have proposed the use of non-resonant light to optimize the formation of ultracold molecules via photoassociation or magnetoassociation. For Rydberg systems, we have explored the dynamics of atoms in a optical lattice and the electronic structure of Rydberg molecules in external fields. Currently, the group is focused on rotational dynamics of complex molecules in dc and ac fields, and on the structure of polyatomic Rydberg molecules, their properties and experimental conditions required to create them. Other members of the group are currently working on mathematical physics and quantum information to develop and use basic entropic concepts to describe the entanglement within atomic and molecular systems.

Project description

Multiparticle entangled states, essential ingredients for modern quantum technologies, are routinely generated in experiments of atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. However, entanglement in ultracold interacting Fermi gases has not been exploited yet; Pauli exclusion principle makes the physics of ultracold interacting fermions and bosons differ dramatically. A remarkable feature of strongly correlated fermion systems, the crossover from a Bose-Einstien condensate of molecules to a superfluid of fermion pairs, is achieved with two-component ultracold Fermi gases. Moreover, because multiple occupation of single-fermion states is forbidden, even the simplest state of identical fermions (a single-slater determinant) has correlations due to the fermion exchange antisymmetry, extractable in form of mode-entanglement. Then, is it possible to generate multiparticle entangled states with ultracold interacting Fermi gases?

This project aims to study the physics of ultracold fermionic gases by using a theory of composite bosons (cobosons) strongly connected to Quantum Information. We will investigate how to generate and detect entangled states of few and many ultracold interacting fermions and how this entanglement could be used to perform quantum information tasks, such as the Bell test of quantum nonlocality, and interferometry with precision beyond the classical limit. Researches in this line could be a major breakthrough for the development of Quantum Information in ultracold Fermi gases.

Research Area

  • Physics and Mathematics (PHY-MAT)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor Rosario González Férez (


  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)


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