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PhD student position: Mathematical relations between quantum information theory and physics

Advertising institute: PGI-2 - Theoretical Nanoelectronics
Reference number: D024/2017, Physics

A fully-funded PhD student position is available to work at Peter Gruenberg Institute (PGI-2) in Forschungszentrum Juelich, near Aachen in Germany. For students the degree will be granted by RWTH university in Aachen. The researcher will work with Dr. Mohammad H. Ansari. The project can be started in the Summer or Fall 2017.

The purpose of the project is to further develop the mathematical relations between quantum information theory and physics. Our findings will be used to explore new phenomena in quantum computing, thermodynamics, and biology. The project requires that you have basic knowledge about quantum physics and information, e.g. density matrix, decoherence, Bloch equation, correlations, nonequilibrium statistics, quantum information measures, Keldysh techniques, etc.

We will collaborate with some theoretical and experimental research groups, such as Prof. David DiVincenzo from PGI-2, Prof. Yuli Nazarov from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, et. al. The employed researcher will have the opportunity to visit and work with our collaborators.

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Everyone from all around the world are welcome to apply. For full consideration, please apply as soon as possible, by sending your documents in one pdf file to

  1. your academic CV,
  2. your list of publications,
  3. research interests (no more than 300 words ~ two paragraphs)
  4. the names, affiliation, and email addresses of 2 or 3 referees, (make sure they are willing to send letters on time)

More information about the research can be found on: