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Post-doc positions in ultracold atomic physics at Ben-Gurion University, Israel

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Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva, Israel
Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions in ultracold atomic physics in the AtomChip Group of Dr. Ron Folman at Ben-Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, Israel: Our research involves producing, detecting, and manipulating quantum gases in specially fabricated micro-traps (so-called “atomchips”), including Bose-Einstein condensates. Current projects include quantum interferometry and decoherence, novel atomchip materials and configurations (including superconductors), integrated photonics and molecular wires. For recent contributions see: The AtomChip Group and the BGU nano-fabrication facility specialize in developing AtomChip micro-traps for fundamental physics and for new technological applications. Our PhD students and post-doctoral fellows are exposed to a wide range of fundamental theory (see our theory papers) as well as advanced technology including lasers, optics, electronics, computer interfaces, and nano-fabrication techniques. Applicants should have experience in several of these areas; previous experience in cold atoms will be particularly useful. The university is located in the middle of the exotic Israeli Negev desert with fascinating archaeology, geology, landscape and wildlife around. It is positioned 1.5 hours from Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem, 2.5 hours from the Red Sea, and an hour from both the Mediterranean and the Dead Seas. Its 17,000 student campus is a major center for teaching and research, and is considered the number one choice of Israelis in terms of social life. Local sports include cliff climbing, scuba diving, desert hiking and biking, sky diving, wind surfing, and so on. For those interested in history, Be'er Sheva was first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis, chapter 21, when Abraham dwelt here nearly 4,000 years ago. Applications should be received by July 18, 2008. We provide generous salary and relocation allowances for qualified candidates. Please send your curriculum vitae (including publication list) and the names and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references by e-mail to: Dr. Mark Keil Department of Physics Ben-Gurion University of the Negev email: web: