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A PhD position for FQXi project

We are seeking a motivated student to study quantum phenomena with superconducting circuits. The primary purpose of this position will be to conduct experiments the research goals of the FQXi grant “Information as Fuel for a Quantum Clock”.  Using superconducting devices, the project will demonstrate the equivalence of information and fuel for a quantum clock, formulate the thermodynamic constraints on time keeping and demonstrate the limits to the accuracy of such clocks arising from the quantum limits to information extraction. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with a theoretical team led by Prof. Gerard Milburn.

The laboratory (http://sqd.equs.org/) is a part of The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS) which combines the efforts of the leading experimental and theoretical Australian groups to engineer quantum technologies. Our research work is conducted in an enthusiastic creative atmosphere and in tight collaboration with other members of EQuS.

Further information and inquiries should be directed to: A/Professor Arkady Fedorov: a.fedorov@uq.edu.au

Skills / Qualifications: 

The prospective candidates are expected to have a strong interest (and preferably some knowledge)  in:

quantum physics and quantum information,
microwave engineering,
instrument control programming,
cryogenics,
fabrication and low-noise measurements.

How to apply: 

Please, contact Dr. A. Fedorov for more details.