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PhD Position – Cold polar molecules

A position in the field of Experimental Physics/Quantum Optics will be available in 2014.

Project: Due to their strong permanent electric dipole moment and the many internal degrees of freedom, polar molecules cooled to ultracold temperatures oer an exciting new system to investigate novel quantum physical phenomena. Possible applications range from dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates to quantum many-body physics. Our expertise lies in polyatomic molecules which are (quasi-) permanently trapped in electrostatic elds and cooled using a Sisyphus eect.
You will work on advancing one of the most promising techniques to manipulate chemically stable molecules at millikelvin temperatures and below. Your thesis work will involve state-of-the-art quantum technology, for example frequency-comb referenced mid-infrared lasers, millimeter-wave technology, and microstructure-based electric trapping.

Group: Prof. Gerhard Rempe, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

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