What’s happening

Open postdoc position

We have a new opening for a postdoc!

This position is for a project focusing on modular quantum computing with superconducting and hybrid quantum circuits.  These efforts will include experimental investigation of open systems and synthetic nonreciprocity.

We’re looking for a person that has a strong track record in experimental quantum science and a good understanding of quantum information. Experience with superconducting circuits and quantum optics formalism are of course a big plus.

We will be collaborating with IBM through the newly established Illinois-IBM Discovery Accelerator Institute (https://discoveryacceleratorinstitute.grainger.illinois.edu). The project includes, for instance, the possibility to do part of the research at IBM. In addition, our work provides numerous opportunities for collaboration and scientific exchange with all members of IQUIST (Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center) and the cross-institute center on Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks.

Anyone interested should contact Wolfgang directly.

Fridge install!

The second fridge (‘Demeter’) in our new lab has joined its sibling (‘Niflheim’). Some wiring missing, but hopefully it’ll spit out interesting science soon 🙂

Setting up the bottom loader that we’ll use with the vector magnet.

Hello world

Not much else to say about it 🙂

Our lab is currently in the setting-up phase (as of February 2021). We are, however, making rapid progress:

Ále posing next to the newly installed Oxford Instruments Triton 500. This setup is located in the shared IQUIST facility where we will work on quantum networks of superconducting qubits.
Soorya (from Jim Eckstein’s lab) and Ále with an MBE system that allows depositing superconducting films to produce quantum circuits on-chip. A collaboration with the Eckstein lab at UIUC.

We are planning to be fully operational by Summer 2021 and are going to run exciting experiments soon. Check out the research page for a brief overview.