Institute of Photonic Sciences in collaboration with the University Politecnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC) is funding a predoctoral fellowship to well-qualified graduate students in Spain. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): Inst. of Photonic Sciences and University Politecnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC) | Spain
Level: PhD Degree
Field(s): Ultracold Quantum Gases
Deadline: 31st of August, 2013.
Funded By: ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, in collaboration with the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC)
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): No restrictions of citizenship or gender apply to the ICFO PhD fellowships.
‣ Award No: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Duration: The fellowships are offered for periods of one year, renewable for a total of four years. The annual renewal of the ICFO-UPC fellowship is conditional on satisfactory performance in research and teaching activities, as well as on a positive evaluation by the thesis director and the ICFO Board.
‣ Scholarship covers: Not Known
‣ ICFO, in collaboration with the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC), is offering a predoctoral fellowship to well-qualified graduate students who wish to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment, as well as to obtain a doctoral degree in any of the Photonics-related research fields.
‣ ICFO PhD students are enrolled in the PhD Program in Photonics that targets the most advanced topics in optical sciences and technologies, and have access to cutting-edge experimental infrastructures, specialized seminars, tailor-made training programs and active mentoring by ICFO Group Leaders.
‣ Entrepreneurship, commercialization techniques and seminars in the area of professional and personal development are also an integral part of the curriculum.
‣ The successful candidate will be working at ICFO as part of the Ultracold Quantum Gases group led by Dr. Leticia Tarruell.
‣ The group focuses on the experimental study of ultracold atoms in the quantum degenerate regime, and their potential to simulate condensed-matter phenomena in a highly controllable environment.
‣ In particular, we are interested in the possibility of engineering a wide range of artificial quantum materials by loading these atoms in non-standard optical lattices, and on developing novel techniques to prepare them and probe their properties.
‣ Specific topics of interest include the physics of quantum magnets, graphene, quasi-crystals and multi-orbital systems.
‣ The candidate will participate in the design and construction of a new experimental setup for the production of degenerate Bose and Fermi gases, and conduct experiments on these topics.
To avail Institute of Photonic Sciences PhD positions in Ultracold Quantum Gases, candidates must meet the following criteria:
‣ hold an internationally-recognized master degree (or evidence of its completion in the near future), preferably in physics.
‣ have a proven track record of excellence in academics and research, and a strong interest in setting up and performing challenging experiments at the forefront of quantum physics.
‣ Background knowledge in some relevant technology such as optics, lasers, ultra-high vacuum systems, electronics, data acquisition and analysis is helpful (but not required). -A solid background in theoretical quantum physics is very beneficial.
‣ We will provide a stimulating environment to perform research on the cutting edge of both science and technology.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Apply online here now
‣ Scholarship Applications are Due by 31st August, 2013.
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