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Deadline: 2020-05-15
Location: Munich, Germany

Postdoc position in Quantum Gravity, Munich, Germany

Postdoctoral position in Quantum Gravity

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral research position in Quantum Gravity, starting in the Fall 2020, at the Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany. For more information about the center, see the webpage https://www.theorie.physik.uni-muenchen.de/index.html.

The successful candidate will be affiliated with the quantum gravity group led by Dr. Daniele Oriti, and expected to work independently, as well as in collaboration with the group leader and other members of the group.

The position is funded by DFG for two years. An extension for a third year, depending on performance and availability of funds, could be possible, but will have to be decided at a later stage.

The funded DFG project focuses on emergent spacetime and the extraction of effective continuum physics from group field theory models, in particular in the context of fundamental cosmology and quantum black holes, applying also methods and ideas from quantum information. Solid expertise in the group field theory formalism and/or in related quantum gravity approaches, e.g. loop quantum gravity, tensor models, spin foam models, discrete quantum gravity, would be a strong advantage. Expertise in cosmology, black hole physics, and/or quantum information techniques in quantum many-body systems would be another useful asset.

The review of applications will start on the 15th of May 2020, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The required application documents are: CV, list of publications, statement of research interests (of no more than 3 pages), and two reference letters. The documents have to be sent to

Daniele Oriti     daniele.oriti[AT]physik.lmu.de

Please use the subject line (also for reference letters): postdoc application “name of applicant”

The Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, is an equal opportunity employer, which values diversity, so applications from any minority scholars are strongly encouraged.


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