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Postdoc opening on ultracold dipolar molecules

Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore

We have a postdoc opening to produce and study dipolar ground state ultracold molecules of lithium and potassium in the Quantum Matter group at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore. The experiments build on work done in Munich producing large samples of heteronuclear Feshbach molecules with long lifetimes. This experiment was moved to Singapore by group head Kai Dieckmann. The group has now prepared a frequency comb based STIRAP laser system and electric field electrodes to exploit a large dipole moment of up to two Debye.

Experiments are planned for two‐dimensional traps, multilayer systems and deep optical lattices, in which the molecular gas is expected to be stable. The candidate is expected to play a pivotal role in the young research team working on this project.

The Centre for Quantum Technologies is situated on the campus of the National University of Singapore. The Centre hosts over 150 research staff and students, creating an active and inspiring environment for research in experimental and theoretical quantum physics. Topics studied include ultracold quantum gases, quantum optics, and quantum information. The Centre offers competitive research funding and salaries.

Located in the heart of South‐East Asia, Singapore is a developed city‐state offering impeccable infrastructure, superb food and celebrated multiculturalism. The climate is warm year‐round. The National University of Singapore was ranked 25 in the QS World University Rankings 2012/13.

Please direct your enquiries to Kai Dieckmann ( Find out more about CQT at and more about our research group at

Closing Date
10 Jan 2013

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