The theory of the development of engineered quantum sensors

The theory of the development of engineered quantum sensors

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01 Nov 2018 12am AEDT 

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01 Dec 2018 11pm AEDT 

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Several PhD scholarships (both theory and experiment) are available through the Macquarie University node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS)

This 3-year scholarship covers the national/international tuition fees (International: 42,720 AUD/yr). The PhD provides support and the opportunity for frequent interaction with researchers and students in the other nodes of EQuS. Macquarie University is located in Sydney, Australia.

Quantum systems are incredibly fragile and are easily disturbed by external influences. This makes them very useful for use in the design of ultra-precise sensors e.g. for sensing acceleration, rotation, magnetic and electric fields, etc. Such sensors can have widespread practical uses for inertial navigation (non GPS based), or for medical imaging. We are seeking candidates with strong backgrounds in the theory of quantum optics or atom optics and experience with the numerical modelling of quantum system would be a plus.

Scholarship reference number is #2018456.

Contact Details

Name: Professor Jason Twamley
Phone: +61-2-9850-8908

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