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The Atomic and Molecular Physics research group at Durham University is seeking to fill three fully-funded PhD studentships to work with Prof. Simon Cornish and his team on the investigation of ultracold gases of polar molecules. The research will contribute to a major new five-year research programme focused on the development of Quantum Science with Ultracold Molecules. This research builds upon our recent success in creating ultracold molecules in the rovibrational ground state from an ultracold atomic mixture of Rb and Cs atoms. The PhD projects will contribute to the development of two new experiments to investigate ultracold molecules in optical lattices and arrays of optical tweezers, with a view to exploring the applications in the fields of quantum simulation and computation.
Prospective candidates should have a strong degree in physics, excellent communication skills and be highly motivated to pursue a career in cutting-edge research as part of a vibrant team.
Start date: January to October 2018
To apply please email your CV to Clare.firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
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