The reorientation of the IMPRS "Many-Particle Systems in structured Environments" is driven by recent scientific developments. Central is the focus
on coherent quantum dynamics, in part due to the impressive progress in the field of cold atoms, bringing an entirely new set of questions into the realm of experimental accessibility. This development has further contributed to the blurring of the distinction between atomic and laser physics on one hand, and condensed matter physics on the other hand, a development which has been taking shape for a considerable period of time already. In the field of the collective behaviour of Rydberg atoms, this is perharps the most palpable. In parallel, the growth in the level of control over, and experimental access to, the quantum dynamics of many-body systems in recent years - in settings as varied as free electron lasers or nanostructures - has been remarkable.
Within this new orientation of the IMPRS, we are looking for talented students holding a master degree or a German diploma in physics, chemistry, mathematics or computer science. Participants will be selected on a competitive basis. The successful candidates will receive a contract that fully covers living expenses. The thesis work, which must be completed in about three years, will be complemented by a training programme. The PhD degree will be conferred by the Technische Universität Dresden or by the home university of the student.
In order to apply for this Inaugural Call, please follow our Application procedure
The list of potential supervisors can be found here
Note, that we will accept only applications received within the current deadline.