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Research Fellow (m/f/d) in experimental physics

Leibniz Universität Hannover, Inst. f. Quantenoptik

Similar to the development of lasers for interferometry in optics, employing Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) renders a decisive step forward for atom interferometry. In our research group we are investigating this next generation of atom interferometers and have already set important milestones that promise higher long-term stability and a worldwide unique high accuracy for acceleration measurements. In particular, we succeeded in miniaturisation into our novel transportable quantum gravimeter.
As part of the scientific activities, experimental sequences for various interferometer geometries are to be developed and measurement campaigns are to be carried out in cooperation with the Institute of Geodesy at Leibniz University Hannover at geodetically relevant locations. New methods and the physics of the quantum gravimetry will be investigated, e.g. the influence of inner-atomic collisions within a BEC and the effect of blackbody radiation on the measuring principle.
Embedded into the CRC TerraQ and based on the QUEST Leibniz Research School as well as the current Cluster of Excellence QuantumFrontiers, we offer outstanding opportunities for personal advancement with a variety of national and international collaborations.

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A completed scientific university degree in physics or equivalent related disciplines is a prerequisite for application. Good knowledge of atom and quantum optics is recommended and excellent academic performance is expected. Experience in laser physics, electronics, programming, and/or gravitational physics is helpful, but not mandatory. The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities. Please submit your full application with supporting documents until November 30th, 2021 to: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Institut für Quantenoptik Herrn Dr. Waldemar Herr Welfengarten 1 30167 Hannover

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Published on November 17, 2021

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