Post-doc position in the cold atoms group in Bordeaux

Saturday, July 27, 2019

We announce the opening of one post-doc position in the cold atoms in Bordeaux group at the Institut d’Optique and University of Bordeaux (

The position is funded through the region Aquitaine and the excellence cluster of the University of Bordeaux. The research topics is related to quantum gazes in microgravity and precision measurements. The first part of the project addresses bubble-shaped quantum gas (3-D spherical shell confinement), both on the theoretical aspect of the trapping and imaging and the experimental aspect. The project relies on the new quantum gaz in microgravity experiment, which will also address tests of gravity radiometry measurement with ultra-cold atoms in microgravity.

The ideal candidate should have a PhD degree in physics, a background in experimental atomic physics, quantum gazes or atom interferometry. The first part of the work will consist in modelling the new experiment to produce a bubble-shaped trap for ultracold atoms. The study will include a complete characterization of the method including the loading in the trap, the atom losses, the heating rate, and the nature of the cold atom gas itself in function of the temperature and the atom-atom interactions. Additionally, the microscopic and macroscopic theory of the ultra cold atom gas in the bubble-shaped trap will be studied in interaction with theory groups in condensed matter physics or fluid mechanics in Bordeaux. The second part of the work will consist in implementing the experiment.

For further information, please contact:
Baptiste Battelier :
Philippe Bouyer :