• PhD Opportunities

    PhD Position: ULTRACOLD 1D FERMI GASES at the ENS Paris

    A 3 year PhD scholarship and a 2 year postdoc position are open at LKB ENS on the physics of 1D Fermi gases. Quantum physics in lower dimension is strikingly different from its 3D counterparts, and many paradigms governing three-dimensional phenomena fail when the dynamics of particles is confined in one or two dimensions. A celebrated example is the breakdown of Landau’s Fermi liquid model in 1D: while thermodynamical and transport properties of 3D interacting fermionic systems can be captured by assuming that they behave as an ensemble of weakly interacting quasi-particles, the low-lying excitations of one-dimensional systems are governed by collective excitations where density and spin degrees of freedom…

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    PhD Position in Guided Matterwave Interferometry

    Background: In matterwave interferometry, atoms are put into a superposition of two different momentum states. They are then made to travel in two different paths (yes, during part of the interferometry sequence every individual atom is at two distinct places at the same time) before being recombined. Depending on the phase accumulated in the two different paths the atoms end up in two different distinguishable states. The accumulated phase is extremely sensitive to minute entry differences between the two paths travelled, making ultra-sensitive measurements of gravitation, acceleration, or rotation possible. Atoms, however, have the tendency to fall under the influence of earth’s gravitation. This means, that in order to measure at…

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    2 PhD Studentships in Quantum Matterwave Optics (Nanolace)

    The PhD students will perform their research at IESL-FORTH and be enrolled in the University of Crete. They will receive training from the experienced matterwave group at IESL. At the start they attend one or two dedicated summer schools (Les Houches, FOMO etc) and later on attend one or two international conference per year. Additional skills training (IPR, language etc.). Optional internships in other research groups and major high-tech companies are possible. The salary ranges between 850EU and 1200EU net, depending e.g. on country of origin.