In our lab we have the unique possibility to image fermionic atoms with single-atom resolution in optical lattices using a quantum-gas microscope [Nature Physics 11, 738-742 <http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v11/n9/abs/nphys3403.html>]. This exquisite tool will be used for the quantum simulation of many-body phenomena, allowing us to probe the equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium properties of interacting fermions with an unprecedented insight into their local properties. These experiments will help uncover the fascinating physics of strongly-correlated systems, some of which cannot be computed even by state-of-the-art algorithms.
For further details, please contact Prof. Stefan Kuhr (firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>), Dr Bruno Peaudecerf (firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>), or visit http://photonics.phys.strath.ac.uk/single-atom-imaging/
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated PhD student to join our team. The work involved is mainly experimental, but requires a good grasp of the underlying concepts of quantum physics. We have a fully funded PhD Studentship available starting from October 2016.