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PhD in Theoretical Physics and Quantum information (Grenoble, France): The Physical Resource Cost of Quantum Computing (Female/Male)

This offer is available in the following languages:
Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : lundi 15 août 2022

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General information

Reference : UMR5493-ROBWHI-002
Workplace : GRENOBLE
Date of publication : Monday, July 25, 2022
Scientific Responsible name : Robert Whitney
Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer
Contract Period : 36 months
Start date of the thesis : 1 October 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly

Description of the thesis topic

The research will focus on theoretical studies of the physical resource costs of quantum computing, with considerations spanning from fundamental thermodynamic requirements to practical experimental demands, and from small-scale devices to future large-scale quantum computers.

Work Context

The PhD position will be based at the LPMMC at the Universite Grenoble Alpes and CNRS. The successful candidates will work within a longstanding Singapore-France collaboration developed by Alexia Auffèves (MajuLab, CNRS, Singapore), Hui Khoon Ng (CQT & MajuLab, Yale-NUS, Singapore) and Robert Whitney (LPMMC, CNRS, Grenoble). The project is likely to include regular visits between France and Singapore, and the opportunity to work with other members of the France and Singapore teams.

The candidate should have a strong education in quantum information science or quantum physics. The candidates should be interested in doing theoretical research in quantum physics, while working with experimentalists to understand the intricacies of building quantum computing devices. Knowledge of quantum error correction would be a plus point.

The work will be carried out in English.

This PhD position will be located Grenoble, it will start between September and December 2022, and last for three years. It is one of two PhDs offered on this international project. The other position will be located in Singapore. Candidates interested in both positions should submit applications to each one separately.

More info about the groups:
Alexia Auffèves: https://neel.cnrs.fr/les-chercheurs-et-techniciens/alexia-auffeves
Hui Khoon Ng: https://www.quantumlah.org/research/group/ HuiKhoon
Robert Whitney: http://r.whitney.free.fr/ 

LPMMC (https://lpmmc.cnrs.fr/) is a theoretical physics research laboratory with about 30 research staff and students, working on a variety of topics in theoretical physics. We are leading members of the Grenoble interdisciplinary Centre for Quantum Science and Technologies QuantAlps, which gathers 200 researchers working on quantum science and technologies. LPMMC is a joint structure of two world-class research institutions, the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Université Grenoble Alpes.

The Centre for Quantum Technologies(CQT) (http://www.quantumlah.org) is a National Research Centre of Excellence hosted at the National University of Singapore (NTU). The Centre comprises some 150 research staff and students, working in all areas of quantum information science.

MajuLab (https://majulab.cnrs.fr/) is a CNRS international laboratory hosted at the CQT and NTU. The laboratory comprises some 30 research staff from France and Singapore collaborating on quantum science and technologies.

Constraints and risks

There are no particular contraints or risks.

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