Postdoctoral position in Random Geometry and Quantum Gravity, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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Deadline:  2021-12-01

Location:  Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Random Geometry and Quantum Gravity at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The position is for 2 years with the option of an extension by 1 year and should commence in October 2022 or earlier. The successful applicant will join the group of dr. Timothy Budd and will be funded by the NWO Vidi programme “Quantum Geometry: spacetime at the tiniest of scales”, which aims to develop the mathematical and numerical toolbox to handle the quantum geometries that may play an important role in the physics of spacetime at the tiniest scales. The programme is situated at the interface of high-energy physics, mathematics and computational science, and therefore applications from all relevant fields are invited.

The Quantum Geometry group is part of the Gravity section of the High Energy Physics department at Radboud University. The Gravity section currently consists of six staff scientists (J. Ambjorn (part-time), B. Bonga, T. Budd, B. Krishnan, R. Loll, F. Saueressig) and about twice as many PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers, with research topics ranging from black holes and gravitational waves to lattice quantum gravity, the functional renormalisation group and random geometry. We have close ties to gravitational research in both the Astrophysics (including a large involvement in the Event Horizon Telescope) and Mathematics departments (including mathematical relativity, noncommutative geometry and stochastics), with which we share the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). Our diversity and broad expertise in gravity combined with many regular activities provides a stimulating environment for both early-career and experienced researchers.

For further details and application instructions see the job offer on the Radboud University website (via the external link).