A 3-year Ph.D. scholarship in quantum thermodynamics and sensing is available at the Department of Physics.
The successful candidate will take part in establishing a new, young research team lead by Dr. Jonatan Bohr Brask. The work will be of a theoretical nature, but close and fruitful collaboration is envisaged with the experimental groups at the Section for Quantum Physics and Information Technology (QPIT) and the Center for Macroscopic Quantum States (bigQ). QPIT and bigQ provide a stimulating, international environment, with research focusing on quantum information technology and precision sensing using quantum optics, opto-mechanical, and solid-state systems.
Quantum information science (QIS) is based on the realisation that quantum effects enable improvements over classical methods in tasks ranging from secure communication to precision measurements. Thermodynamics is strongly related to information theory, and new tools and concepts from quantum information are currently revolutionising quantum thermodynamics. However, despite tremendous progress, it is fair to say that we still lack a fundamental understanding of the basic question: what is the role of quantum effects in thermodynamics?
- Master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the Master’s Degree in Engineering
- Are excited about big scientific challenges.
- Love to discuss physics and enjoy working in a team.
- Are independent and have a good ability to develop new ideas.
- Have an excellent level of written and spoken English.