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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Quantum Many-Body Physics, Quantum Optics, and Quantum Information


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Measurement Division

opportunity location
50.68.41.B8101 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Alexey V Gorshkov 301- 314-1819


The main long-term goals of our theoretical research efforts are to understand and control large interacting quantum systems, as well as to design and create new ones. To achieve these goals, we integrate tools and methods from quantum optics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, and quantum information science. Two specific goals of our research program are (1) to develop powerful new quantum technologies, including quantum computers, quantum communication devices, precise clocks, and accurate sensors; and (2) to use AMO (atomic, molecular, and optical) systems to study exotic many-body phenomena that are difficult to or impossible to access with other systems, with particular emphasis on far-out-of-equilibrium phenomena, time evolution, and dissipation. Examples of recent topics of interest include topological matter, strongly interacting photons, long-range-interacting AMO systems, and quantum speed limits to entanglement generation. The work is in close collaboration with on-going experimental and theoretical efforts at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and at the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS).


key words
Quantum many-body physics; Quantum optics; Quantum information; Quantum communication; Cold atoms; Cold ions; Cold molecules; Photons;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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