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Fully founded PhD position in Quantum Thermodynamics 
Main topics: Quantum Thermodynamics, Quantum Information
Starting date: September 2020 
Description: A fully funded PhD position is available to work in the theory group of the Department of Applied Physics at University of Geneva under the joint supervision of Dr. Martí Perarnau-Llobet and Prof. Nicolas Brunner.
The project is embedded in the growing field of quantum thermodynamics. It aims at optimising several thermodynamic tasks at the nanoscale, such as cooling, heat-to-work conversion, and quantum thermometry. On a more conceptual level, the goal is to elucidate which effects are genuinely quantum in thermodynamics, as well as to connect optimal protocols with the second and third law of thermodynamics. This theoretical project also aims at building strong connections with state-of-the-art experiments. 
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in quantum and theoretical physics, and be enthusiastic about quantum thermodynamics, open quantum systems, quantum information and/or mesoscopic physics. Applicants must hold a degree in physics, theoretical physics or applied mathematics. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The position is fully funded for a period of 4 years.
Please send a CV, a motivation letter, the names of one or two references and the transcript of grades for both your bachelor and master to Further informal enquiries regarding the project or the stipend can also be directed to
We encourage candidates to apply by February 15, 2020, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.



Master thesis projects in quantum thermodynamics and quantum information theory


Motivated students should contact directly N. Brunner or G. Haack for possible master thesis topics.