Quantum Initiative at Trento (www.quantumtrento.eu)

a joint collaboration among: University of Trento, Fondazione Bruno Kessler and National Research Council

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SELECTION: 34th cycle – A.Y. 2018/2019

DEADLINE for APPLICATION: August 23, 2018, hrs. 4.00 PM (Italian time) Quantum Initiative at Trento

Link to the Application online

Positions: n. 12
Scholarships: n. 12

The positions in this call are related to the appropriate funds allocated within the above mentioned initiative with the financial support of the Fondazione Caritro, the Autonomous Province of Trento, and in collaboration with the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) as partner institutions. Each position is on a specific  topic  (as reported below) and is therefore conditional on execution of that specific research topic for which certain skills are required (see the relevant file in the "Download box").

 

Topics

Acronym

Principal investigators

PhD programme

A

Production and certification of cheap QRNG based on intra-particle entanglement and applications to QKD 

Q-Random

Pavesi (Fisica),
Mazzucchi (MAT)

Physics

B

Coupling of SiV- centers in diamond to silicon-nitride cavities and waveguides 

D-on-Si

Pucker (FBK - CMM),
Chiappini (CNR-IFN)

Physics

C

Quantum topological photonics

QUANTOPHOT

Carusotto (CNR-INO),
Pavesi (Fisica),
Bettotti (Fisica)

Physics

D

Quantum simulator for open quantum systems

QOQS

Faccioli (Fisica),
Garberoglio (FBK - ECT*),
Giorgini (Fisica), Recati (CNR-INO)

Physics

E

Acceleration of nuclear physics calculations by quantum simulators

ANuPC-QS

Pederiva (Fisica),
Carusotto (CNR-INO),
Dubois (LLNL Livermore),
Quaglioni (LLNL Livermore)

Physics

F

Quantum droplets of ultra-cold atoms

Q-DROP

Recati (CNR-INO),
Stringari (Fisica),
Wambach (FBK - ECT*)

Physics

G

Superconducting circuits for the Casimir effect

SOCCEr

Casse (FBK - CMM),
Falferi (CNR-IFN),
Carusotto (CNR-INO)

Physics

H

Cold atom manipulation on silicon chips

CAMSiC

Ferrari G. (CNR-INO),
Ghulinyan (FBK - CMM)

Physics

I

Design of practical multi-hop Quantum Key Distribution networks: trading risk, security and costs

MultiHop

Siracusa (FBK  CREATE-NET),
Massacci (ICT)

ICT

J

Definition and simulation of algorithms on an adiabatic quantum computer 

AdiabaticQC

Serafini (FBC ICT),
Passerini (ICT),
Moretti (MAT)

ICT

K

Quantum tribology and related engineering applications, such as sensors, devices, motors and NEMS. 

QTribology

Pugno (DICAM),
Carusotto (CNR-INO),
Taioli (FBK - ECT*)

ICAM

L

Monolithic Quantum Random Number Generator

SET-FREE

Massari FBK),
Pancheri (MMSE),
Tomasi (FBK)

MMSE

Legend:
CNR: (Italian) National Research Council
FBK: Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Trento, Italy)
ICT: Information and Communication Technology
ICAM: Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
MAT: Mathematics
MMSE: Materials, Mechatronics and Systems Engineering

For details on the topics please see the box "Download".

 

The Academic Year starts November 1, 2018.

 

Announcement of selection:  Rector's Decree no. 467 of 18.06.2018, published in this webpage on June 19, 2018 – available in the “Download Box”*
*please note that only the Italian version of the call is legally binding, the English version is provided for information only.

Applicants are recommended to complete the online application well in advance before the deadline, in order to avoid possible technical problems or overcharge of the connection and/or of the application systems.

Assessment schedule: assessment of qualifications: September 3 & 4, 2018; interviews: from September 17, 2018. Location: Department of Physics, via Sommarive 14, Povo-Trento

      With the financial supporto of:  
University of Trento Fondazione Bruno Kessler Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Fondazione CARITRO Provincia autonoma di Trento