As the project is funded within the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), researchers can be of any nationality but need to demonstrate transnational mobility, i.e. move from one country to another when taking up their appointment.
Candidates hosted at university nodes are expected to participate in the PhD programme of their host institution.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 721465 and is starting on 1/1/2017.
ColOpt will train early-stage researchers (ESR) in fundamental science and applications in the areas of cold atom and quantum physics, optical technologies and complexity science to promote European competiveness in emergent quantum technologies. It consists of nine research-strong academic nodes and three leading technology companies from six European countries, supported by two partners in Brazil and the USA, five further non-academic partners and one public-private partnership.
Collective, nonlinear dynamics and spontaneous self-organization are abundant in nature, sciences and technology and of central importance. Building on this interdisciplinary relevance, a particular novelty of ColOpt is the integration of classical and quantum self-organization. The research program focuses on collective interactions of light with laser-cooled cold and quantum-degenerate matter. We will explore innovative control of matter through optomechanical effects, identify novel quantum phases, enhance knowledge of long-range coupled systems and advance the associated trapping, laser and optical technologies, establishing new concepts in quantum information and simulation. Four scientific work packages will look into spatial self-organization, novel trapping schemes and complex light fields, collective scattering and coupled dipoles and the advancement of the underpinning laser technology.
The research training provided will comprise a broad portfolio of technical and transferable skills training on local and network level. The project will be part of a vibrant and stimulating international and inter-sectorial collaboration preparing excellently for a broad range of academic and industrial careers. Strong participation of non-academic partners and the interaction of academic and industrial partners is meant to raise awareness of career opportunities and to foster a culture of knowledge exchange and fruitful interaction between the academic and private sector, in particular to drive the emerging quantum technologies. The researcher is expected to attend about two network events per year and to interact with the partners at these meetings, via electronic media and secondments. Major secondments to partners, in particular inter-sectorial placement are an intrinsic part of the network experience.
- 2 offer(s) available at Dept. of Physics, University of Strathclyde United Kingdom Glasgow G4 0NG
- 1 offer(s) available at Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow United Kingdom Glasgow G12 8QQ
- 2 offer(s) available at Institut Non Lineaire de Nice France Valbonne
- 1 offer(s) available at Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita degli Studi di Milano Italy Milano
- 1 offer(s) available at Institut fuer Angewandte Physik, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster Germany Muenster
- 1 offer(s) available at Physikalisches Institut, Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen Germany Tuebingen
- Theoretical Physics, FR 7.1, Universitaet des Saarlandes Germany Saarbruecken
- 1 offer(s) available at Institute for Quantum Optics, ETH Zuerich Switzerland Zuerich
- 1 offer(s) available at Institute for Theoretical Physics, Universitaet Innsbruck Austria Innsbruck
- 1 offer(s) available at M Squared Laser Ltd United Kingdom Glasgow
- 1 offer(s) available at Toptica Photonics AG Germany Munich
- 1 offer(s) available at Holoeye Photonics AG Germany Berlin