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PhD Studentship working on Quantum Information in Spacetime

University of Cambridge - Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Cambridge
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Competitive Funding
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 30th November 2023
Closes: 4th January 2024
Reference: LE39632

Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship working on theoretical aspects of Quantum Information in Spacetime. The student will be supervised by Prof. Adrian Kent, and will work as part of the research group in the Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. The studentship is for 3.5 years, funded by the UK Quantum Communications Hub. 

Project Overview

In the past 25 years, relativistic quantum information has become an increasingly active field of research. Practical applications include protocols for bit commitment and related cryptographic tasks, versions of quantum money that do not require long-term quantum memory, position verification schemes and related tasks, and algorithms for summoning and routing quantum states on distributed quantum networks where signalling bounds are relevant. New experiments have been proposed that use quantum information to test the quantum nature of gravity, along with various models characterising possible relationships between quantum information and spacetime and their implications for the power of physical information processing, communication and sensing. The research project will work in this broad area, linking fundamental physics to potential practical applications.

Desirable Skills

Candidates should have a first-class undergraduate degree in mathematics or physics and should either have completed or be pursuing a Masters degree in one of these subjects.  They should be highly motivated to pursue fundamental research in theoretical physics. 

Applications should be submitted by 4 January 2024. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the apply button above.

Please quote reference LE39632 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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