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PhD student position on experiments with ultracold polar molecules

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Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
We have an opening for a graduate student (PhD) to study ultracold dipolar ground-state molecules of lithium and potassium in the Quantum-Matter Group at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) and the National University of Singapore. The experiments led by Kai Dieckmann are built on previous work on the production of large samples of heteronuclear Feshbach molecules. The group is now targeting the ground-state molecule production with a frequency-comb-based laser system, and has installed UHV electrodes to exploit the favorable molecular electric dipole moment up to two Debye. Experiments are planned for two-dimensional traps, multilayer systems and deep optical lattices.

We are searching for a highly motivated individual who is expected to play a pivotal role in the young research team. If you enjoy experimenting with cutting-edge technologies in a cold atom laboratory you are welcome to join our team and participate in ongoing measurements from the start.

The Centre for Quantum Technologies with its over 150 international research staff and students is offering 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 is situated on the campus of the National University of Singapore. It is running its own PhD scholarship program offering a top-class education in a vibrant environment, supported by a generous scholarship.

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 24 in the QS World University Rankings 2013/14 and identified as the number one in Asia.

Please direct your enquiries to Kai Dieckmann (
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