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Postdoctoral position in numerical loop quantum cosmology at LSU

The theoretical relativity group at LSU aims to fill, contingent on funding, an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to work in numerical loop quantum cosmology starting January 2013 or earlier. The initial appointment will be for one year and is expected to be renewed for another year subject to satisfactory progress and availability of funds.

The core relativity group at LSU consists of Ivan Agulló, Steve Brandt, Frank Loeffler, Peter Diener, Jorge Pullin and Parampreet Singh. In addition, LSU hosts a strong experimental gravity group with activity in LIGO, whose Livingston site is 30 miles away from Baton Rouge. LSU is also host to the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT), a multidisciplinary research center which includes computational groups in several areas of science, engineering and the humanities. Several researchers in the relativity group have joint appointments at CCT.

It is desired that the postdoctoral researcher should have experience in development of numerical methods for HPCs in classical and/or quantum gravity. The application deadline is Oct 31, 2012.


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