Research Assistant

California University of Technology
Pasadena, California, United States
13 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Summary

The applicant will perform research on the topic of quantum nonlocal games and their connection with group and graph theory. The initial work will consist in reading a paper by William Slofstra, arXiv:1606.03140. The applicant will then extend the construction in Slofstra’s paper to obtain constructions of nonlocal games that require quantifiably large amounts of entanglement to be played optimally.

Job Duties

The applicant will be responsible for organizing a weekly reading group on the topic of the research, as well as regular meetings with Prof. Vidick.

Basic Qualifications

  • Background in linear algebra, group theory, graph theory, and quantum information theory.
  • Good familiarity with the theory of quantum nonlocal games.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with operator algebraic approaches to the theory of quantum nonlocal games.
  • Familiarity with the theory of group and graph isomorphisms.
  • Good organizational abilities.
  • Strong presentation skills.

Supervisory position? No Posting Detail Information

Posting Open Date 03/10/2017 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

EEO Statement

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Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a background in linear algebra, group theory, graph theory, and quantum information theory?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Are you familiar with the theory of quantum nonlocal games?
    • yes
    • no

Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents

  1. Resume

Optional Documents

  1. Cover Letter