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Research Fellow (Energetics of Quantum Measurement), Centre For Quantum Technologies

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29 Dec 2023

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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 We are searching for motivated and talented post-docs interested in the fundamental resource cost of quantum measurement and related advantages of quantum nature. The post-doc will join the Quantum Energy Team QET@Singapore led by A. Auffèves.

Quantum measurement lies at the crossroad between quantum foundations and quantum technologies. One the one hand, the measurement problem has irrigated all debates about the meaning and completeness of quantum theory - On the other, measurements are key processes in quantum technologies, as they bring results at the (macroscopic) level of the end user. The present project aims to analyze the resource cost of quantum measurement and how it relates to information extraction at the quantum and classical levels. We will optimize the resulting measurement energy efficiency, with special interest in possible advantages when quantum resources are exploited to perform the measurements [1], the fact that quantum measurement can behave as an energetic resource in quantum engines [2,3], and in the intimate relation between energy cost and reversibility. The post-doc will develop theoretical concepts and models, interact with a wide network of top level experimentalists, and supervise PhD students.

Website of the Quantum Energy Team|QET>

Website of the quantum energy initiative

Job Requirements

  • A PhD in physics or engineering.
  • The applicant should have a strong background in the theory of quantum measurement, quantum open systems and/or quantum thermodynamics, and/or waveguide quantum electrodynamics.
  • The capacity to collaborate with experimentalists, by proposing and modeling experiments, will be a strong plus.

More Information

For enquiries and details about the position, please contact AUFFEVES Alexia at  .

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Employment Type : Full-time

Applications can be submitted via the link below and should contain: the latest CV, and letter of recommendation (if any).

Department : [[Centre For Quantum Technologies]]
Job requisition ID : [[18794]]

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