The University of Konstanz, with its “Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research“, has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.
Applications are invited as soon as possible for one
PhD Position in Theoretical Physics
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %)
in Theoretical Quantum Optics and Ultrafast Photonics. The position is limited for 2.5 years.
The position will be available in a junior research group at the Chair of
Condensed Matter Theory and Quantum Information of Prof. Guido
Burkard. The position will be funded by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung.
The PhD student will investigate theoretically novel quantum states of
light which can be generated by means of modern ultrafast photonics
when pushing the time-resolution and signal sensitivity to their fundamental limits. The aim is to explore the quantumness of pulsed light fields at ultrafast, subcycle (shorter than the optical cycle) time scales. Specific tasks include:
– theoretical modeling of the emission processes producing novel
ultrashort quantum states of light and clarification of the characteristics
of the extremely time-resolved detection of their field
– study of the fundamental physical aspects of relativity and causality
arising in the generation, detection and interaction processes of
nonlinear quantum electrodynamics.
Eligibility criteria: The applicant should have a Master’s degree in
theoretical physics. Strong command of quantum mechanics and advanced quantum mechanics is prerequisite. Good initial knowledge of quantum optics, quantum electrodynamics, relativity and nonlinear optics as well as a wish to get more insight into these subjects are strongly desirable.
For further informations, see: https://theorie.physik.uni-konstanz.de/
The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531/88-4016 und 88-2834).
The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to
increase the number of women in research and teaching.
The University of Konstanz is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.
The University of Konstanz offers a „Dual Career Couples Program“. Information can be obtained from: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/dcc .
Applications and informal inquiries should be sent by email to Dr. Andrey
Moskalenko at Andrey.Moskalenko@uni-konstanz.de
The application deadline is January 31, 2017, but later applications can be considered if the position is not filled by then. Please indicate the
reference number 2016 / 267.