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Thursday, September 11, 2003

Job posting

Institut für Theoretische Physik,

Max-Planck Institut für Optik, Information und Photonik

Quantum Cryptography

(Quantum Information Theory)

Research Location: Erlangen (Germany)

Research Topic: Quantum Key Distribution

Key words: Design of efficient and practical quantum key distribution protocols.
Security evaluations, including quantum error correction techniques. Exploitation of quantum
correlations via classical communication protocols.

Within an existing DFG project and for a newly established EU funded collaboration we are
seeking to fill the following vacant positions:



(2 years, extendible for additional 2 years, BAT IIa.)

Profile: Experience in quantum information theory, interest in quantum key distribution and
quantum optical implementations. Demonstration of independent research is expected.

Direction: Coordination and derivation of security evaluations for implementations of
state-of-the-art quantum key distribution platforms.

Target starting date: January 1st, 2004.


(3 years, BAT IIa/2.)

Profile: Basic education in quantum information theory, interest in classical information theory
and quantum optical implementations.

Direction: Development of novel classical communications protocols utilizing quantum

Earliest starting date: October 1st, 2003.

Research Group: Emmy-Noether Research Group ‘Quantum Information Theory’,
Institut für Theoretische Physik, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany.

Our group is one of the leading groups in the theory of quantum key distribution with a strong
international reputation for the security of practical systems. The group has clear
international character. More information about our group under:


If you are interested in these openings, please contact: Dr. Norbert Lütkenhaus,

norbert.luetkenhaus -at - physik -dot- uni-erlangen.de , +49-9131-852 8375