A new post-doctoral position is available

on the February 28, 2019

A post-doctoral position is available to work on the theory and modeling of coherent quantum engines and quantum Maxwell’s demons in cavity quantum electrodynamics devices.
The research will be conducted in the theory group of A. Auffèves (Institut Néel, Grenoble), in close collaboration with the experimental groups of P. Senellart (C2N, Orsay) and I. Dotsenko/M. Brune (LKB, Collège de France).
 
The proposed research is included in the ANR project “Qu-DICE” (Quantum thermoDynamics in Cavity quantum ElectrodynamIcs). The main project objective is to study the laws of thermodynamics if the working substances, batteries and baths are quantum entities. The project addresses problems of both fundamental and practical nature, e.g. how to define heat, work and entropy production in the quantum regime? Is quantum coherence some energetic resource and how can it be evidenced and quantified? What is the energetic cost of quantum information processing?
 
The Néel partner has developed an expertise in theoretical aspects of quantum thermodynamics, quantum open systems and quantum foundations, in close collaboration with a large network of experimental partners. In this spirit, the work will be theoretical and tightly coupled to the experimental groups of the consortium: the candidate will contribute to the definition and discussion of the experiments as well as their modelling. In addition, the candidate will benefit from the stimulating Grenoble ecosystem for quantum technologies.
Published on January 28, 2019