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  A light source for quantum computing and simulation
  Dr A Bennett
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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3.5 years October 2020. We seek a motivated PhD student to work on semiconductor quantum light sources. Light is an ideal carrier of quantum information as photons are fast, cheap and easy to encode with quantum-bits carried in their polarisation, phase, time or path degrees of freedom.
  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).
  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Photonic Sensors for Measuring Green House Gas Emissions in Dairy and Arable Production: Sustainable Precision Agriculture (University of Strathclyde and SRUC Barony Campus)
  Research Group: CDT in Applied Photonics
  Prof D Reid, Prof C Michie
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The global population is predicted to reach 9 Billion by 2050. As a consequence, increasing competition for land resource against a backdrop of climate change agricultural practices are presenting farmers with a range of challenges to improve operational efficiency and reduce greenhouse emissions.
  2D material enhanced nonlinear integrated photonics (EPS2020/19)
  Dr M Ferrera
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The project focuses on studying the nonlinear optical properties of numerous 2D materials and how to interface them with low-loss integrated photonics for the creation of novel ultra-fast all-optical devices.
  Dynamic wavefront engineering via epsilon-near-zero nonlinearities (EPS2020/20)
  Dr M Ferrera
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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By exploiting the remarkable nonlinearities of bulk and nanostructured thin films operating in their epsilon-near-zero frequency window, different device configuration will be explored for the efficient and ultra-fast manipulation of the optical wavefront.
  Next Generation Components for Quantum Communications (EPS2020/17)
  Prof G Buller
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Research on next generation quantum technologies including novel quantum information protocols, amplification of exotic quantum states and quantum random number generation.
  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.
  PhD in experimental quantum networking (EPS2020/14)
  Prof A Fedrizzi
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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A quantum network establishes entanglement between multiple nodes in a network, allowing secure communication over long distance but also distributed quantum computing and more.
  Quantum‑Enhanced Imaging (EPS2020/16)
  Prof G Buller
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The Single‑Photon Group at Heriot‑Watt University offer a four year fully funded PhD position examining aspects of single‑photon and quantum‑enhanced imaging.
  Semiconductor Single‑Photon Detection in the Short-Wave Infrared (EPS2020/18)
  Prof G Buller
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Development of new experimental approaches to semiconductor based single‑photon detection via hybrid geometry/material single photon detectors.
  GISMO PhD Studentship - Hybrid materials for quantum security and green energy applications
  Dr B Robinson, Prof R Young
Applications accepted all year round

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The studentship is for 36 months with an enhanced stipend for the first two years due to the expected level of industry engagement, the position is due to commence in October 2020.
  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.
  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.
  Simulating the dynamics of many body quantum systems with Graphical Processor Units (GPUs)
  Dr G Ithier
Applications accepted all year round

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For more than a century, statistical physics has proved a powerful framework for understanding the behavior of systems made of a large number of particles.
  Fully Funded EPSRC PhD Scholarship in Antimatter Physics (Swansea - CERN)
  Dr A Armin
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Start date. October 2020. Project Supervisors. - Professor Stefan Eriksson. - Professor Niels Madsen. Project description. It is expected that equal amounts of matter and antimatter were created at the birth of the Universe.
  Engineering electronic states in twisted van der Waals heterostructures
  Prof S J Bending, Dr E Da Como
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project supervised by Prof Simon Bending (https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/simon-bending) and Dr Enrico Da Como (https://people.bath.ac.uk/edc25/) in the Department of Physics.
  Proximity-induced ferromagnetic heterostructures of two-dimensional (2D), van der Waals layers for spintronic applications
  Dr A Ilie, Prof A Nogaret
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project supervised by Dr Adelina Ilie (https://people.bath.ac.uk/ai213/) in the Department of Physics.
  4-Year Funded PhD Studentships in Pure and Applied Mathematics

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The School of Mathematics at UEA is offering 4-year EPSRC funded PhD studentships in various areas of pure and applied mathematics.
  Quantum Nano-photonics – the science and technology of new sources of light
  Dr A Ott, Prof C D Wright
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Statement of Research. Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are optically active, semiconducting layered materials (LMs) which can be exfoliated down to monolayers or stacked in heterostructures.
  PhD in Physics and Astronomy - Quantum Imaging: beating classical limits
  Prof M Padgett
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The laws of classical physics set fundamental limits on both the resolution and noise level of any imaging system. At Glasgow, as part of QuantIC a UK-wide quantum technology hub, we are using quantum physics to overcome these classical limits.
  Ergodicity Breaking and Many-Body Scars in Rydberg-Atom Quantum Simulators
  Dr Z Papic
Applications accepted all year round

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A perennial mystery of nature is how order can exist amidst chaos. Familiar systems such as the clock pendulum exhibit regular periodic motion.
  Nano-magnetism in atomically thin 2D quantum materials and their heterostructures
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof A Tartakovskii
Applications accepted all year round

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Following the discovery of graphene, a large family of layered crystals has attracted significant attention. The properties of these materials range from superconductors and metals, to semiconductors and insulators.
  Nanoscale quantum physics and quantum information processing with electrons and atoms in semiconductor quantum dots
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Dr E Chekhovich
Applications accepted all year round

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Nanoscale semiconductor structures have attracted considerable attention for potential applications in quantum information processing, energy harvesting, and photonics.
  Quantum optics using quantum dots
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof M Fox
Applications accepted all year round

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Semiconductor quantum dots are considered to be one of the best candidates to serve as the quantum emitters in quantum communication and quantum computing technologies.
  Semiconductor Quantum Nanophotonics
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof M S Skolnick
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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Applications are invited for a PhD position in the quantum science and technology of semiconductor nanostructures.
  Spin-photon interface using InAs quantum dots
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof M Fox
Applications accepted all year round

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The spins of electrons and holes confined within InAs quantum dots can be used as qubits within spin quantum networks. The spins interact strongly with photons, and this provides the basis for a spin-photon interface, enabling transfer of quantum information between separated spin qubits using photons.
  Strong light-matter interaction in van der Waals 2D materials: discovery of novel quantum states of the matter
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof A Tartakovskii
Applications accepted all year round

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The isolation of single-atomic layer graphene has led to a surge of interest in a large family of layered crystals with strong in-plane bonds and weak van der Waals interlayer coupling.
  Sub-wavelength all-dielectric nano-photonics: 2D materials and beyond
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof A Tartakovskii
Applications accepted all year round

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So far nano-photonics has dealt with dielectric devices relying on confining light in diffraction-limited volumes. Beating the diffraction limit by confining light on sub-wavelength scales has been only possible with plasmonic structures made of nano-structured metal, which unavoidably suffer from large optical losses.
  Van der Waals 2D materials: optical manifestations of the quantum physics of moiré superlattices
  Research Group: Inorganic Semiconductors
  Prof A Tartakovskii
Applications accepted all year round

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Atomically-thin layers of two-dimensional materials can be assembled in vertical stacks (called ‘heterostructures’), which are held together by relatively weak van der Waals forces, allowing for coupling between monolayer crystals with incommensurate lattices and arbitrary mutual rotation, or ‘twist’.
  Chemical and biological nano sensors for biomedicine and the environment
  Research Group: Quantum, Light & Matter
  Dr A Kanaras
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Prof. Antonios Kanaras. Co-supervisor. Prof. Otto Muskens. Project description. PhD studentship in the LICNA group (www.licn.phys.soton.ac.uk).
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