Graduate/Postdoctoral positions available in Laboratory for Ultracold Quantum Matter & Light at IQC Waterloo
1. Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
2. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo
The Laboratory for
Ultracold Quantum Matter & Light at IQC Waterloo invites applicants
for a graduate research position and a postdoctoral position in
experimental / theoretical atomic molecular optics (AMO), quantum
information science, and nanophotonics. The applicant will work at the
interface between AMO physics, condensed-matter physics, and quantum
information science, investigating emergent quantum behaviors with
strongly interacting Rydberg quantum gases and photons.
1. Cold atom physics, Rydberg atoms
2. Quantum phase transitions, critical scaling behavior, and non-equilibrium open-system dynamics of entanglement in quantum many-body systems.
3. Computational nanophotonics
Ph.D/M.S programs: Guelph-Waterloo Physics Institute
We always welcome motivated and passionate graduate students with backgrounds in physics, applied physics, and electrical engineering (EE). If you love figuring things out and making things happen in the lab, if you rejoice over understanding complex phenomena and intrigued by the fundamental nature of the quantum world, or if you deeply believe in the importance of technological innovation to enable basic science research, you are welcome to join us! In order to apply for our lab, please refer to the following programs.
Institute for Quantum Computing Collaborative Program
Candidates with strong background in experimental AMO physics are encouraged to apply for the prestigious NSERC Vanier Scholarship (both Canadian and International students), NSERC CGS Scholarship, and Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Fellowship.
Postdoctoral scholar programs:
Two postdoctoral and
visiting scholar positions are available for conducting cutting edge
research on atomic physics, quantum many-body physics, and quantum
information science. Important qualifications include a Ph.D or
equivalent degree in AMO physics, and excellence of research in quantum
optics, laser spectroscopy, optical metrology, cold atom physics, or
quantum information science. Experience with nanofabrication is also
An ideal candidate should have the potential to develop new quantum applications and theoretical frameworks, or to actively implement these ideas in laboratory experiments and engineered systems at an internationally competitive level (strong background in experimental quantum optics, ultracold atoms, or nanophotonics is preferred).
Interested applicant should apply through the IQC postdoctoral program: link
1. Institute for Quantum Computing Summer Internship
2. Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing
Mitacs Globalink Research Award – Sorbonne Universites (French)
IQC Student Exchange Programs (EU countries, Singapore, China)
Prof. Kyung Soo Choi
Laboratory for Ultracold Quantum Matter & Light (UQML)
Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada