Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The Quantum Technologies team within Physics Division is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers in experimental atomic and optical physics. The positions provide an opportunity to pursue experimental study of Bose-condensed atoms in matter wave circuits with the “Painted Potential” technique used to create arbitrary and dynamic potentials [New J. Phys. 11, 043030 (2009)]. There are opportunities on the following three projects: 1.) Creating a guided-matter wave interferometer with 88Sr atoms utilizing its unique characteristics such as small interaction strength and non-magnetic ground state; 2.) Creating macroscopic entangled states with an atom analog of a SQUID [Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 205301 (2013)] with strongly interacting 39K atoms for quantum metrology applications; and 3.) Using matter-wave circuit technology [New J. Phys. 17, 092002 (2015)] to develop atomtronic waveguide atom interferometers that form extremely sensitive rotation sensors.
Ph.D. in physics or a related field within the last five years (or soon to be completed)
Substantial experience with experiments either in cold atom physics or in areas that have equipped the applicant to learn the relevant physics quickly
Excellent track record of publication and experience presenting at conferences
Ability to work harmoniously in a team
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