I’d like to take this opportunity to announce a new postdoc opportunity. This three-year position is part of a challenging interdisciplinary european project aimed at applying ideas and techniques developed within quantum information theory, such as quantum entanglement, to the study of strongly interacting quantum fields. I’ve mentioned some of these ideas in previous posts, and you can get a feel for what we’ll be tackling by taking a look at these recent papers. Although the project is based on a quantum-information approach, I would particularly welcome applications not only from quantum information and condensed matter physics, but also from those with a background in high-energy physics, e.g., quantum field theory, string theory, and lattice gauge theory. If you are either a quantum information or a high-energy physicist looking for a new challenge, then I’d be glad to hear from you!

The quantum information group comprises three professors: Reinhard Werner, Andreas Ruschhaupt, and myself, along with some 20 postdocs, PhD students, Masters and BSc students, and is situated within the ITP at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. The group is closely associated with the QUEST centre of excellence, and benefits from strong collaborative links with researchers from, variously, mathematics, gravitational and high-energy research through to experimental quantum optics.

I’m personally very excited about this project, and I look forward to receiving your applications and welcoming new members to this challenging collaborative endeavour!

There will be several further opportunities over the coming months and years, including both postdoc and PhD positions, as well as BSc and Masters projects, so please check back every so often. Do feel free to contact me for further details.

The job advertisement can be found here, and the closing date is 02.09.2011.