Université Paris Diderot

General description

The laboratory “Materials and Quantum Phenomena” (MPQ) is an interdisciplinary research laboratory (physics, engineering and chemistry) of CNRS and University of Paris Diderot. It comprises about 100 members, including 40 permanent staff and more than 40 PhDs, postdoctoral fellows and visitors. Research activity is focussed on the study of quantum phenomena in nanostructures down to the atomic scale and is centred around three themes: nanomaterials, electronic properties and optical properties, bringing together several communities with both experimentalists and theoricians. The theory team at MPQ has a strong activity in the field of  quantum simulations, at the interface between condensed matter physics and quantum optics. The main goal is to identify new regimes of quantum matter starting from microscopic models of many-body systems, including photon-polaritons in arrays of semiconductor microcavities and cold atoms in optical lattices. The team disposes of state-of-the-art supercomputing facilities to run advanced numerical techniques, like Monte Carlo, DMRG (Density-Matrix-Renormalization Group), exact diagonalization, etc..


Please note – MPQ will only be able to accept postdocs who have received their PhD no earlier than January 2016.


As per COFUND guidelines, fellowship programmes will be based on individual-driven mobility, i.e., researchers will be able to freely choose a research topic fitting their individual needs.

The subject of the research project is expected to contribute to European competitiveness and to be in the general field of Photonics and/or its applications. Within these limitations, applicants can freely choose both their research topic and their host organisation, in the spirit of the ‘European Charter for Researchers’.

Website – http://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr

Contact person – Giuliano Orso, giuliano.orso@univ-paris-diderot.fr

Contact the host – Expression of Interest Portal

We strongly recommend using this portal, as the MULTIPLY Management team will keep track of all enquiries raised via this channel, and will be able to offer assistance if deemed necessary. This step will help the host organization provide feedback whether the infrastructural resources available with them will be appropriate to support your research activity.