About the Project
In this project you will use these techniques and others as appropriate to push the boundaries of the efficiency of energy transfer between atoms and molecules, with applications in solar cells, radiation biology and biomimetics. You will use a flexible mixture of pen-and-paper calculation and computational techniques, becoming familiar with (at least) Python and a newer language called Julia if appropriate. A successful applicant will likely have some undergraduate training in quantum theory and ideally quantum optics, though enthusiasm, creativity and commitment are more important than particular experience.
Project team and where the student will be based
Based in the School of Physics and Astronomy within the College of Science and Engineering, the candidates will reside in the Quantum Theory group headed by Prof. Stephen Barnett, working directly with Dr. Robert Bennett. The Quantum Theory Group has a broad range of interests, including quantum information, quantum thermodynamics and light-matter interactions. The topic also offers scope for interdisciplinary research with the School of Chemistry. While being based in Quantum Theory, the candidates will have the opportunity to initiate and develop collaborative work amongst these groups within Glasgow and elsewhere.
Applicants should demonstrate the following:
Applicants must have a first-class or strong upper second class degree or equivalent in Physics, ideally with a theory focus. Exceptional candidates from closely-related disciplines will also be considered.
Problem-solving skills and research creativity, able to connect different areas of physics
Self-motivation, initiative and independent thought/working
Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach
Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in an appropriate range of contexts
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. Start dates in early 2021 would be ideal.
How to Apply: Please refer to the following website for details on how to apply:
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