At Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU, Be’er Sheva campus), a new quantum technology lab was recently inaugurated to promote the development of state-of-the-art quantum technology and its transfer to the industry.
One of the projects in this lab is to realize a new atomic optical lattice clock. The project is supervised by Dr. Filippo Levi of INRIM (Italian National Metrology Institute) and Dr. Ron Folman of BGU Israel. We are searching for a project leader to build and run the clock on a long term basis.
This cutting-edge project follows a MW cold atom clock prototype recently completed and delivered to the industry by this lab.
The candidate should have extensive experience in experimental atomic physics.
Ben-Gurion University (~20000 students) is the youngest and fastest growing university in Israel. It is situated in Be’er Sheva in the middle of the Negev desert, a mere hour by train from Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean. The surrounding area includes fascinating desert landscapes with their unique geology, archaeology and wildlife, and a fantastic kaleidoscope of ancient and modern society. For those who love nature and travel, we note that the University is located a short drive from Egypt, Jordan, and Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and the beautiful coral reefs of Eilat on the shores of the Red Sea.
We are always searching for excellent students and post-docs from Israel and abroad.
We are a very diverse group in terms of available projects:
· Material science and micro/nano fabrication (including photonics, nano wires, superconductors, crystalline materials, carbon nano tubes, etc.)
· Experimental physics in NV centers in Diamond, BEC on an atom chip, and atomic vapor.
· Theoretical physics in foundations of QM, single atom and BEC physics.
A student or post doc in our group is exposed to state-of-the-art analytical and numeric methods on the theoretical front as well as cutting edge experimental methods. On the theoretical front, we deal with a wide range of topics from fundamental questions of QM to simulations of complex systems. On the experimental front, half of our projects are on fundamental science such as identifying the border between the quantum and classical worlds, and half in cooperation with the industry (e.g. NATO and IAI for the development of magnetic sensors, AccuBeat for the development of atomic clocks, Israeli defense for the development of navigation systems).
As we also manufacture our own atom chips, lasers, e...lectronics, vacuum parts, computer interfaces, and even vapor cells, a student or post-doc leaves the group with a wide variety of practical high-tech knowledge appropriate both for a career both in Academia or in Industry.
There are available funding programs for people from the US, Canada, Europe, China and India, but funding is also possible for excellent candidates from elsewhere.