Open Positions


We are always interested in prospective PhD students as well as postdocs. Also, students are encouraged to apply for semester/bachelor/master projects at any time. For information or application, please contact Tobias Donner or Tilman Esslinger.



Postdoc Opening at the impact lab


Many-body cavity quantum electrodynamics

We focus our research at the intersection of many-body physics in quantum gases and cavity quantum electrodynamics. By coupling a quantum gas to a high-finesse optical cavity, matter and light fields are put on equal footings. This setting provides a unique test bed for concepts of quantum simulation in open systems. The cavity allows exploring the quantum dynamics in real time and gives rise to novel quantum phases mediated by long-range atom–atom interactions. This approach allowed us for example to realize and study supersolid matter for the first time, and most recently to demonstrate a self-driven topological pump.
In future experiments we will combine high-resolution microscopy with quantum gases coupled to a cavity to induce interactions of tunable range and shape. The goal of the project is to identify and characterize non-equilibrium phenomena in many-body physics. The research is carried out in a small team and a strong background in experimental quantum gas physics as well as in theoretical many-body physics and quantum optics would be welcome. Starting time and duration of the PostDoc position are flexible.

For information or application, please contact Tobias Donner or Tilman Esslinger.

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