We are looking for two PhD students to work in the International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies (ICTQT), funded by the Foundation for Polish Science, and hosted by the University of Gdansk (UG) – a pioneering and leading center of quantum information research in Poland.
About the “Relativistic Causality and Information Processing“ project
The project’s central goal is to study the information-processing properties within the broad framework of „within-and-beyond-quantum” theories (relativistic quantum physics, PR-boxes, GPTs, etc.). To this end, an integrative methodology combining the tools from i.e. quantum information, quantum field theory, relativity, and cryptography will be developed. Finally, protocols for physical implementations and/or simulations of some of the theoretical findings will be developed.
The project is financed within the Maestro-13 program by the National Science Center (contract no. 2021/42/A/ST2/00356).
About the group
The broad aim of the New Quantum Resources Group would be to perform research concerning quantum phenomena that could be used for quantum information processing.
Exemplary goals of the group are:
- Connections between quantum computational speedup and contextuality/Bell-“nonlocality”
- New protocols on randomness amplification
- Research on communication networks
- Connections between violations of Bell inequalities and of non-contextuality and the quantum advantage in communication complexity
- Quantum batteries as open quantum systems
- Relativistic quantum information processing
ICTQT was created in 2018 within the International Research Agendas Programme of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union from the funds of the Smart Growth Operational Programme, axis IV: Increasing the research potential (Measure 4.3). The founders of ICTQT are Marek Żukowski (the director) and Paweł Horodecki (the research group leader). The Centre’s official partner is IQOQI-Vienna of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
The Centre consists of 6 research groups:
- Multiphoton Quantum Optics for Quantum Information (leader Marek Żukowski);
- New Quantum Resources (leader Paweł Horodecki);
- Foundational Underpinnings of Quantum Technologies (leader Ana Belen Sainz);
- New Quantum Resources and Thermodynamics (leader Michał Horodecki);
- Quantum Cybersecurity and Communication (leader Marcin Pawłowski);
- Quantum Open Systems in Relation to Quantum Optics (leader Łukasz Rudnicki).
More about the research groups please find at you will find here: https://ictqt.ug.edu.pl/.