Visiting Research Professor (Energetics of Quantum Technologies), Centre for Quantum Technologies

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19 Jul 2022
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18 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Centre for Quantum Technologies

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) is a research centre of excellence in Singapore. It brings together physicists, computer scientists and engineers to do basic research on quantum physics and to build devices based on quantum phenomena. Experts in this new discipline of quantum technologies are applying their discoveries in computing, communications, and sensing.

CQT is hosted by the National University of Singapore and also has staff at Nanyang Technological University. With some 180 researchers and students, it offers a friendly and international work environment.

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Job Description

Energetics of Quantum Technologies

With the rise of quantum technologies, the question of their resource consumption is becoming accurate. Oddly enough, the energetic footprint of quantum technologies has remained in a blindspot of national and international quantum strategies and roadmaps. The purpose of this research position is to build a framework to monitor, optimize and mitigate the energy consumption of two pillars of quantum techs: (i) quantum computing and simulation, and (ii) quantum measurement and sensing. These two tightly connected research lines will lead to the definition of new energy-based metrics of performance, and optimize their behavior as a function of the experimental platform, type of code and architecture, and non-classical resources used to compute/measure - providing a new and essential way to benchmark different technological options.

Job Requirements

  • PhD degree in a relevant field, with at least 10 years of experience in Physics research
  • A strong connexion to experimental teams is mandatory
  • A strong background in quantum thermodynamics, quantum optics, quantum optomechanics

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