EPSRC-funded 3.5 year DPhil in Materials DTP studentship position in experimental quantum thermodynamics.
The theory of thermodynamics, commonly associated with the steam engines of the 19th century, is a universal set of laws that governs everything from black holes to the evolution of life. Albert Einstein was convinced it was the only theory likely to “never be overthrown.” But at small scales and very cold temperatures, quantum laws apply, and so concepts like temperature and work lose their usual meaning. In the same way that thermodynamics helped to improve classical steam engines, the emergence of quantum machines is forcing us to re-imagine this theory in the quantum realm.
Application and job details are available here. Candidates are considered in the January 2020 admissions cycle which has an application deadline of 24 January 2020.
Department of Materials,
University of Oxford,
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