Mathematical Studies on Quantum Physics
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 1/15/2019

Opportunity Description

A postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Computational and Informational Sciences Directorate (CISD). CISD is seeking a PhD graduate with a background in Mathematics and/or Physics. Dynamics of open quantum systems can be studied beyond the mean field approximation of the bath using quantum stochastic calculus where the bath is modeled using a continuum of harmonic oscillators. A network of such inter connected components can be treated within the SLH framework that is an extension of input/output paradigm. A scalable computational solution based on this paradigm will allow us to study the dynamics of large heterogeneous systems under different parameter regimes with the goal of asymptotic stability (Lyapunov) and controllability of the systems under consideration. Quantum probability and first-order predicate calculus can be combined to design novel communication protocols and prove properties about them in a formal framework. Theorem provers such as COQ, Agda, and PRISM can be modified to have probabilistic predicates for the purpose of describing quantum communication protocols and algorithms in quantum computation. Research opportunities are available in the following areas: Quantum Markov semigroups, quantum stochastic flows, open quantum walks, mathematical logic, theorem provers, and parallel processing using MPI/OpenMP techniques. Click here for more information

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Adelphi, MD
  • Opportunity Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 1/15/2019

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