Graduate/Postdoctoral positions available in Laboratory for Ultracold Quantum Matter & Light at IQC Waterloo
Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Waterloo
The Laboratory for Ultracold Quantum Matter & Light at IQC Waterloo invites applicants for a graduate research position and a postdoctoral position in experimental / theoretical atomic molecular optics (AMO), quantum information science, and nanophotonics. The applicant will work at the interface between AMO physics, condensed-matter physics, and quantum information science, investigating emergent quantum behaviors with strongly interacting Rydberg quantum gases and photons.
1. Primary experiments: (*please use this link for the details)
Ultracold Rydberg polaritons
Trapped atoms in photonic crystals (nanofabrication and cold atom physics)
2. Theoretical projects:
Cold atom physics, Rydberg atoms
Quantum phase transitions, critical scaling behavior, and non-equilibrium open-system dynamics of entanglement in quantum many-body systems.
Ph.D/M.S programs: Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute
We always welcome motivated and passionate graduate students with backgrounds in physics, applied physics, and electrical engineering (EE). If you love figuring things out and making things happen in the lab, if you rejoice over understanding complex phenomena and intrigued by the fundamental nature of the quantum world, or if you deeply believe in the importance of technological innovation to enable basic science research, you are welcome to join us! In order to apply for our lab, please refer to the following programs.
Candidates with strong background in experimental AMO physics are encouraged to apply for the prestigious NSERC Vanier Scholarship (both Canadian and International students), NSERC CGS Scholarship, and Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Fellowship.
Postdoctoral scholar programs: See Advertisement
Two postdoctoral and visiting scholar positions are available for conducting cutting edge research on atomic physics, quantum many-body physics, and quantum information science. Important qualifications include a Ph.D or equivalent degree in AMO physics, and excellence of research in quantum optics, laser spectroscopy, optical metrology, cold atom physics, or quantum information science. Experience with nanofabrication is also useful.
An ideal candidate should have the potential to develop new quantum applications and theoretical frameworks, or to actively implement these ideas in laboratory experiments and engineered systems at an internationally competitive level (strong background in experimental quantum optics, ultracold atoms, or nanophotonics is preferred).
Interested applicant should apply through the IQC postdoctoral program: link
Exceptional candidates are encouraged to apply for the prestigious NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship or the CIFAR Global Fellow.
Undergraduate projects (& Co-op projects):
Development of next-generation external cavity diode laser system and precision laser spectroscopy
Development of efficient acousto-optical modulator
Development of optical-wedge monochromator
Electronic circuitry designs for controlling diverse elements in atomic physics laboratory
Software development (Labview, C, Simulink) for fast field-programmable gate array (FPGA)
IQC Student Exchange Programs (EU countries, Singapore, China)
Prof. Kyung Soo Choi
Laboratory for Ultracold Quantum Matter & Light
Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
31 Caroline St. North, Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 2Y5