PhD position: Quantum sensors for fundamental physics
Application deadline is January 31 for UK/EU students, January 18 for international students.
The University of Warwick is looking for a graduate student to join the quantum information science group of Animesh Datta. The goals of this theoretical project are to produce the design principles for quantum sensors that can tackle some of the most fundamental open problems in physics. Instances include the direct detection of dark matter, testing the validity of quantum mechanics in macroscopic systems, searching for time variation of fundamental constants, and the direct detection of gravitational waves from exotic sources. The principle underlying all of these quests is the precise sensing of physical observables such as exquisitely small forces, phases, displacements and temperature.
The student must be interested in a close interplay of quantum metrology, quantum information science, quantum optics, and quantum mechanics.
See www.warwick.ac.uk/qinfo/join for details of the project and application instructions.