Postdoc positions in Driven quantum matter

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Deadline: 31 May 2022
Position ID:IJS -F1 -QERA [#21172]
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Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ljubljana, SI-1000, Slovenia [map ]
Subject Area: Condensed Matter Physics / Condensed Matter Theory
Appl Deadline:2022/05/31 11:59PM (posted 2022/02/15, listed until 2022/08/15)
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Two postdoc positions are open at the Department of theoretical physics, Jozef Stefan Institute, as part of two QuantERA consortia.

Candidates will primarily work with Zala Lenarcic, as well as with other members of T-NiSQ consortium (M.-C. Bañuls, I. Cirac and I. Bloch (Munich), M. Ringbauer and R. Blatt (Innsbruck), S. Montangero (Padova), E. Rico Ortega (Bilbao)) and QuSiED consortium (D. Chang (Barcelona), J. Marino (Mainz), H.-C. Naegerl (Innsbruck), A. Hemmerich (Hamburg), G. Zarand (Budapest)). The research program will be aligned with the central goals of the two consortia:

TENSOR NETWORKS IN SIMULATION OF QUANTUM MATTER (T-NiSQ) aims to systematically develop quantum-inspired algorithms to benchmark, certify and validate quantum devices, with the central role played by tensor networks. The postdoc will have the opportunity to collaborate also with the experimental partners from the leading European laboratories on cold atoms (Bloch's group in Munich) and trapped ions (Blatt's and Ringbauer's in Innsbruck). The results of T-NiSQ will be an essential tool to advance our understanding of dynamical and strong correlation effects in quantum matter, with applications ranging from condensed matter physics over high-energy physics to quantum information theory.

QUANTUM SIMULATION WITH ENGINEERED DISSIPATION (QuSiED), coordinated by Z. Lenarčič, targets at constructing a new platform consisting of a many-atom Ytterbium optical tweezer array integrated with a cavity QED setup. While spontaneous emission typically limits the interaction fidelities of light-matter coupled systems, our setup will instead harness spontaneous emission as a correlated form of dissipation, which can be suppressed and even utilized for dissipation engineering given the ability to controllably position atoms. The anticipated increases in interaction fidelities (to the ~99\% level), along with the capabilities for long-range interactions, engineered dissipation and single-atom control and read-out, will make such a platform a leading candidate for future applications in quantum simulation and metrology to produce novel exotic dissipative phases of matter and to investigate entanglement and non-equilibrium dynamics of strongly correlated systems.

Each appointment is for 2 years. The starting date is negotiable, preferable in the summer or autumn 2022. There is no deadline for the application; however, the positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found. Advantageous (but not required) is knowledge of tensor networks, neural networks and open systems.

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