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  Optical Simultons in Atomic Vapours
  Dr R M Potvliege, Dr S A Wrathmall
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited by the Quantum, Light and Matter group of Durham University for a theoretical Ph.D. project on the formation and control of simultons in atomic media (two-colour solitonlike optical pulses, which can propagate with little attenuation over surprisingly long distances).
  Novel platforms for integrated quantum devices based on rare earth doped insulating materials
  Dr M Mazzera
Applications accepted all year round

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We offer a 3-year PhD position for a talented, proactive, and strongly motivated candidate who will contribute building a new setup with potential for ground breaking scientific research in the field of solid-state quantum memories for quantum communication applications.
  Quantum atomic gases and photons
  Prof J Ruostekoski
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the success stories of quantum physics is how individual quantum particles have been controlled and manipulated for quite some time.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  Quantum Chemistry in Phase Space
  Dr M Everitt
Applications accepted all year round

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We have recently shown how to construct phase space representations (Wigner functions) of heterogeneous quantum systems that leads to a new capability in the visualization of quantum states of atoms and molecules.
  PhD Vacancy - Mini-Fountain Cold Atom Clock: building a prototype of a small footprint cold-atom frequency standard
  Prof C Foot, Dr KS Szymaniec
Applications accepted all year round

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EPSRC iCASE Oxford DPhil studentship in collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory, intended for EEA applicants. The digital infrastructure and economy we rely on as society requires wide access to reliable and accurate timing signals synchronized to robust and largely autonomous timescales.
  Non—invasive instrumentation development for particle accelerators on the basis of Cherenkov diffraction radiation
  Dr P Karataev
Applications accepted all year round

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Cherenkov diffraction radiation appears when a charged particle moves in the vicinity of and parallel to a dielectric interface. The intensity is proportional to the length of the radiator.
  Atomic imaging for optimising van der Waals heterostructures
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr S Haigh, Prof A Geim
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The possibility to create new ‘designer’ materials by stacking together atomically thin layers extracted from layered materials with different properties…
  Atomic imaging in liquids
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr S Haigh, Dr RG Gorbachev
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is one of the few techniques able to image the structure and chemistry of a wide range of materials at the atomic scale.
  Pioneering 3D Atomic Imaging for Clean Energy
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr S Haigh, Prof C Hardacre
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Nanoparticle catalysts are crucial for improving energy efficiency, reducing harmful emissions and the production of clean renewable energy via fuel cells.
  Understanding the properties of van der Waals heterostructures from transmission electron microscopy imaging
  Research Group: Nano and Functional Materials
  Dr S Haigh, Prof A Geim
Applications accepted all year round

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The possibility to create new ‘designer’ materials by stacking together atomically thin layers extracted from layered materials with different properties…
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Delivering Quantum Technologies

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4-year PhD programme in quantum technology and quantum systems engineering. • Quantum technologies involve control and manipulation of quantum states to achieve results not possible with classical matter, transforming measurement, communication and computation.
  A source of quantum light for atom magnetometry
  Dr V Boyer
Applications accepted all year round

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When using classical light, optical measurements and light-based sensing methods are limited by the unavoidable quantum fluctuations in phase and amplitude, also known as shot noise.
  Quantum and nonlinear optics with cold atoms in a ring cavity
  Dr J Goldwin
Applications accepted all year round

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In free space, the interaction between a single photon and an atom is typically very weak. By confining light and atoms in a high-quality optical resonator, the coupling strength can be increased until the probabilities for absorption and emission are on the order of unity.
  Simulation of quantum transport with cold atoms
  Dr V Boyer
Applications accepted all year round

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Quantum mechanics is believed to play a role in certain natural processes such as light harvesting. For example certain bacteria are capable of capturing the energy of an incoming photon and transporting the resulting excitation to the reaction centre with great efficiency.
  Ultracold single-atom quantum engines
  Dr G Barontini
Applications accepted all year round

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The technological progress is pushing towards the realization of smaller scale devices and, at the ultimate level, machines will be built only with one or a few atoms.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum Engineering

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Fully funded four year PhD studentships commencing in September 2020 are available for exceptional graduates with a background in mathematics, engineering, computer science and the physical sciences.
  Vortex Dynamics in Superfluids (SALMANHU20SF)
  Dr H Salman
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The study of superfluidity is currently one of the most fascinating fields of research in fluid dynamics involving some of the most unusual phenomena seen in fluids.
  Vortex dynamics, turbulence and quantum phenomena in superfluids (PROMENTDU20SF)
  Dr D Proment
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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This PhD project aims to study the fluid mechanical properties of superfluids in the presence of topological defects (vortices) and/or immersed objects (external confining potentials, impurities).
  A Quantum Receiver for Classical Wireless Communication Systems
  Dr W. Popoola, Prof J Thompson
Application Deadline: 31 October 2020

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The aim of this study is to investigate Rydberg atoms as a receiver for classical digital communication systems. Rydberg atoms have very large radius and their valence electrons are very loosely bound.
  PhD in Engineering - Biphotons for nonlinear imaging (BINI)
  Dr M Clerici
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Nonlinear imaging delivered transformative results to our science and technology. One example is multiphoton microscopy, which is used to study biological structures with 3D resolution.
  Electron Microscopy and Tomography of Ion Irradiation Effects on Nano-Structures
  Dr J Hinks, Prof S Donnelly
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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This project aims to study the modifications that occur when nanostructures (such as spheres, rods and wires) are irradiated with energetic ions.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  PhD in Micro/Nano Vacuum Electronics
  Dr S Maher, Dr I Sandall
Applications accepted all year round

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Vacuum tubes (or valve electronics) were a key component of electronic circuits for the first half of the 20th century, crucial for the development of the radio, television, radar, computers, etc.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  PhD in experimental quantum technologies and atomic physics
  Dr T Fernholz
Applications accepted all year round

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A fully funded PhD position is available in the Cold Atoms and Quantum Optics Group at the University of Nottingham. Our research is focused on the development of quantum sensors, ranging from measurements of inertial forces for navigation to highly sensitive magnetometers for medical imaging of the heart and the brain.
  EPSRC CDT in Nuclear Energy - GREEN (Growing skills for Reliable Economic Energy from Nuclear)

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The GREEN CDT is a consortium of the five universities of Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, which aims to train the next generation of expert nuclear scientists and engineers.
  Combining X-ray Free Electron Laser Probes of Chemical Dynamics
  Dr R Minns
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Russell Minns. Project description. We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to come and work in the group on the use of femtosecond XUV and X-ray probes of chemical dynamics.
  Hybrid beam-driven plasma wakefield acceleration for highest brightness beams
  Prof B Hidding
Applications accepted all year round

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We are on a quest towards ultracompact electron accelerators and 5th generation light sources -- transformative ultrafast microscopes for the 21st century.
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