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UQ-DTU QUANTUM: Quantum error correction, $27,082 (AUD) per year for 4 years

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  • Full or part time
    Prof Timothy Ralph
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The University of Queensland (UQ) and Denmark Technical University (DTU) have partnered on a Joint PhD Supervision Program to bolster our joint global research impact. Through the UQ-DTU Joint PhD Supervision Program you can receive a scholarship to study at two leading universities on projects with supervisors from each institution guiding your research. You will be associated with UQ as the lead institution, however, you will spend at least 6 months at DTU over the course of your degree.

Quantum error correction

The ability to communicate quantum states over long distances is key to numerous quantum technologies of the future such as absolutely secure communications, ultra- precise networks of clocks and distributed quantum computing. However, distributing quantum states is challenging because of the detrimental decoherence effects caused by transmission through communication channels. One promising direction is to apply quantum error correction techniques based on linear optics and quantum teleportation to the communication channels. The research groups of Prof Ralph at the University of Queensland and Prof Andersen and Dr Neergaard-Nielsen at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have pioneered theory and initial demonstrations of such techniques using approaches based on continuous variables. This joint project between UQ and DTU will combine cutting edge science with the latest quantum optical technology in an international program to realize the next stepping stones towards practical, error corrected quantum channels.

The ideal candidate would have an excellent undergraduate record, particularly in quantum theory related courses and would have some research experience in theoretical quantum optics.

This scholarship will be awarded to the first competitive applicant submitting an application.

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