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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Fundamental Quantum Physics lab at Washington State University (WSU) is anticipating an open position for a postdoctoral researcher beginning in the Fall of 2020. Prof. Engel’s group conducts a multifaceted research program in the area of ultracold quantum gases, including dilute-gas Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) and degenerate Fermi gases (DFGs). Current research directions include, among others, spin-orbit coupling and artificial gauge fields in BECs, quantum hydrodynamics including multicomponent solitons and quantum turbulence, and ultracold atoms in microgravity. For more information on our group, please visit https://labs.wsu.edu/engels/. Our group enjoys many fruitful collaborations with local, national and international theory groups.

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