PhD students and postdocs: Apply at the MPL theory division!

We are currently looking for both PhD students as well as postdoctoral researchers. Join our team at the theory division of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL)!

Machine Learning for Quantum Technologies

The theory division at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light employs modern machine learning techniques for challenges in quantum technologies and artificial scientific discovery. Several positions (postdoc and PhD) are to be filled starting November this year, some of them in the context of the recently launched Bavarian quantum computing initiative. Click here for the complete job advertisement.

Non-Hermitian topological phenomena (Kunst research group)

At the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, a new independent theory research group dedicated to non-Hermitian topological phenomena has been established, led by Flore Kunst (start in November 2021)

Non-Hermitian Hamiltonians are used to describe systems with gain and loss, or other forms of dissipation, and find applications both in classical and in quantum setups. Studying these Hamiltonians in the context of topology is a new emerging field, where many unexpected novel phenomena are observed.

Artificial intelligence for physics (Krenn research group)

Our new independent theory research group, led by Mario Krenn (starting in September 2021), will investigate how new artificial intelligence (AI) can make conceptual advances in physics, in particular in quantum physics and quantum optics.

Research network on collective quantum cooperativity of light and matter (QuCoLiMa)

We are looking for a PhD student interested in exploring the intersection between machine learning on the one hand and synchronization and pattern formation on the other hand, both in the classical and eventually in the quantum domain.

For more information, please click here.

Join the Marquardt Division

We are looking for PhD students and postdocs to work on the theory of:

  • quantum cavity optomechanics and topological transport
  • machine learning (deep neural networks) applied to physics
  • quantum technologies including quantum simulation

More information here.

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light is a world-leading research institute dedicated to fundamental research on all areas related to the science of light.

We offer competitive salaries and an international research environment at MPL.

If you are a young, highly motivated, creative and excellent theoretical physicist, apply now to join our team!

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Current issue: Newsletter No 16 - February 2021

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