LFUI Guest Professorship granted

Luca Barbiero
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Our group is very happy to announce that Dr. Luca Barbiero, currently Asssistent Professor at Politecnico di Torino, will visit us for a LFUI Guest Professorship for two months during October and November 2023. During his stay we will together work on new ideas on how to use our experimental dipolar platforms for the quantum simulation of Bose- and Fermi-Hubbard models with strong dipolar interactions. He will also give a special lecture on equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium properties of dipolar lattice systems to interested Master- and PhD-students.

Summer 2023: Aurora Excellence Fellowship Program


OPEN CALL – The Aurora Excellence Fellowship Program for Visiting Bachelor, Master and PhD Students is now accepting applications. This internship program aims to enhance scientific collaboration and exchange in the field of quantum science and technology between the University of Naples Federico II and Universität Innsbruck, both members of the Aurora European Universities Alliance.

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Call for PhD students

Call for Bachelor/Master students

Cluster of Excellence Quantum Science Austria granted

Quantum Science Austria
University of Innsbruck, University of Vienna, Vienna University of Technology, University of Linz, IST Austria, Austrian Academy of Sciences

The Second Quantum Revolution – the breathtaking development of modern quantum science – would not have been conceivable without the pioneering contributions from Austria. Based on them, quantum technologies are being developed today that surpass classical technologies in many areas. The Cluster of Excellence Quantum Science Austria, which has now been approved by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, is advancing basic research in the quantum sciences, aims to expand the frontiers of knowledge and thus be the engine for future innovations. The focus is on fundamental questions regarding the quantum nature of space, time and gravity, new paradigms in quantum information science and the physics of quantum many-body systems. The scientists* in Innsbruck, Vienna, Linz and Klosterneuburg are asking innovative fundamental questions that can only be solved by combining the unique know-how available in Austria. With well-controlled model systems based on trapped ions, ultracold atoms, long-range interaction systems, photonic systems, superconducting quantum circuits, and nanoscopic solid-state systems, they aim to unravel the most challenging puzzles of the quantum world.

Opening – ESQ Discovery project

*This position is now closed* – 01/04/2023

The position of a 1-year Postdoctoral Researcher is now open to applications. The successful candidate will join Dr. Thomas Bland and Prof. Francesca Ferlaino at  the University of Innsbruck, Austria. The work concerns the question: “How ‘solid’ is a dipolar supersolid?”

Following the observation of supersolidity in Bose-Einstein condensates comprised of atoms with a significant dipole moment four years ago, much research has focused on exploring the superfluidity of the crystallised state. Here, we wish to investigate the solidity of the state, by probing solid properties of the material, such as shear, strain, and the plasticity. A PhD in Physics or a closely related field is required (or be close to completion). Candidates with an expertise in numerical and computational methods to tackle quantum many-body and mean-field theory are especially encouraged to apply. The expected start date is no later than September 2023. The Gross salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher under the FWF is 56k€ per annum. Check https://www.fwf.ac.at/de/forschungsfoerderung/personalkostensaetze for up-to-date information and an Austrian Gross-Net calculator. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Bland directly (email: thomas.bland@uibk.ac.at) and provide the following: a cover letter with a brief description of research interests, a CV including a full list of publications, and the contact information of two references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the anticipated position is filled.
Further information is available at: thomasblandphysics.com


ESQ Discovery project awarded to Tom

Tom has been awarded an ESQ Discovery Project grant this year. The Discovery Programme supports new ideas and innovative research that go beyond traditional thinking.

In his project he will investigate the question “How ‘solid’ is a dipolar supersolid?” The scope of the project is to extract solid properties from dipolar supersolids, utilizing established theoretical models for the formation and dynamics of these systems, and pushing these theories into new territory.

More information about the Erwin Schrödinger Center for Quantum Science & Technology (ESQ) Discovery Programme can be found here: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/esq/home.

Elena awarded “Ho una laurea nella manica” prize

Elena has been awarded the prize “Ho una laurea nella manica” established by her hometown for young people who graduated cum laude in 2020.

In the last few years the town of Spinea (Ve) established a prize for young students who got excellent results at University. Elena Poli was awarded the prize “Ho una laurea nella manica” for her master degree with honours at the University of Padova in 2020. There, she completed her bachelor and master degrees and she had the opportunity to work on her master thesis about “Quantum droplets and bright solitons in mixtures of Bose-Einstein condensates” under the supervision of Prof. Francesco Ancilotto.