14. december 2021

PhD fellowships in experimental aspects of non-abelian condensed matter physics

PhD fellowships:

We seek outstanding candidates for two PhD positions to work on condensed matter experiments at the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen. The position is open from 1 April 2022 or by arrangement.

Center for Quantum Devices at the Niels Bohr Institute

The Project

Since the first signatures of Majorana bound states (MBSs) were observed, the Center for Quantum Devices has played a pivotal role in the field by observing several of their key properties (e.g. Science 354.6319 1557PRL 119 136803).

  • This fellowship project ushers in the next generation of experiments that directly probe the non-local nature and non-abelian statistics of MBSs and manipulate their quantum state through cutting-edge experiments using hybrid super/semiconductor nanodevices in ultra-low temperature cryo-free dilution refrigerators. 
  • The project is sponsored through an ERC Synergy grant. It combines nanofabrication, low-temperature physics using a cryofree dilution refrigerator, low-noise and high-frequency electrical measurement techniques, data analysis, interaction with theoretical physicists, and scientific writing in English.  

Applicants should hold a master’s degree or a US undergraduate degree in Physics or Applied Physics with relevant experimental experience, ideally including published research.

Description of the scientific environment

The Center for Quantum Devices is a research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation, comprising materials research, experimental solid-state physics, quantum nanoelectronics, and condensed matter theory. It has a state-of-the-art fabrication cleanroom enabling researchers to conduct their experiments on the highest-quality devices.

The Center provides a vibrant scientific environment with cutting-edge research performed across many different groups in fundamental condensed matter, with close ties to a strong theory department as well as longstanding collaborations with industry.

The center is part of the Niels Bohr Institute, which has played a pivotal role in shaping our understanding of quantum physics for the past century.

Further information about QDev can be found at www.qdev.dk.

The deadline for applications is January 30, 2022.

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