Excellence Fellowship program for visiting master students

Summer internships

We start continuously new experimental projects. Check out the different research opportunities for spending some time with us with an internship by emailing directly to francesca-ferlaino-group[AT]uibk.ac.at.

2024 Excellence Fellowship program for visiting master students

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It is now an exciting time to work in the field of dipolar quantum gases, thrived by the recent discovery of novel phases of matter and unexpected quantum phenomena. Our group is happy to announcing 2024 edition of the Excellence Fellowship Program for External Master Students.
Within this Fellowship program, we are proposing four distinct project topics, which could fit all tastes, tending either more to theory or to experiment:

(A) Theoretical simulation of the phase diagram and dynamics of the rich physics of quantum gases under the effect of long-range dipole-dipole interaction. (Theory)
(B) Clock-light driven lattice spin models with dipolar quantum gases of erbium. (Experiment)
(C) Erbium-Dysprosium dipolar mixture under a quantum gas microscope. (Experiment)
(D) Developing a quantum simulator based on tweezer arrays of Rydberg multi-electron lanthanide atoms. (Experiment)

Working on these projects will provide to the granted master student a unique opportunity to perform exciting experiments at the frontier of quantum physics in an exceptional international environment, as well as to collaborate with a large network of researchers worldwide, and to develop valuable high-tech skills in electronics, photonics, programming, and data analysis, among others. Join us if you want to contribute in pushing the frontiers of our understanding of quantum physics and take decisive steps!


Students that will be granted a fellowship and join our team for their Master internship will be provided with a full support for their accommodation cost to cover the cost of a room in a student house or in a shared flat in Innsbruck city, as well as an administrative support for all organisational matters relative to the internship and stay. The benefits will be provided for the duration of the internship and not longer than 10 months.


Applications can be send from today until the 14th of April 2024. Applications are evaluated upon reception and until filling of the available positions. Within the two weeks following the application, the candidate will be informed via email whether or not he has been selected for the next evaluation step.
Selected candidate will then be interviewed by at least one senior member of our group, either remotely (videoconference call) or in person (during a visit in Innsbruck). Following this interview, the applicant will be informed if is awarded or not a fellowship. Awarded candidates should confirm within two weeks via email if they comes or withdraw their application. Start date for the internship is flexible but should happen before November 2024.


Simply send an email to francesca-ferlaino-group[AT]uibk.ac.at with subject “Excellence Fellowship” as soon as possible including your motivation as well as your CV, transcript of exams, and names of reference persons (minimum one).