Contact:  fvidotto[AT]uwo.caLocation:  London, Ontario, Canada
We invite applications for 2 postdoctoral positions at Western University. The successful candidate will join Francesca Vidotto’s group (physics.uwo.ca/people/faculty_web_pages/vidotto.html), that currently includes 2 postdocs and 7 graduate students. The group focuses on interdisciplinary research between the application of loop quantum gravity to cosmology and black holes and the foundations of physics, at the interface between quantum mechanics and spacetime structure. The group benefits of the presence of Carlo Rovelli as associate professor and of the numerous researchers in philosophy of physics, including Chris Smeenk, Wayne Myrvold and Robert Disalle. The group is part at Western of the Physics and Astronomy Department, of the Philosophy Department and of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, and it is affiliated with the nearby Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Western campus in London, Ontario, provides an exceptional environment for interdisciplinary research and a community that values and foster diversity.
The successful candidate is expected to collaborate on the group’s projects, interact with the other group members and contribute to the group’s activities. in particular, the group has a major involvement in the international project for the Quantum Information Structure of Spacetime QISS (see http://www.qiss.fr ) which provides part of the funding for these positions.
The starting date of the positions is flexible, ideally between January 2023 and September 2023. The initial appointment will be for two years. The salary, in agreement with Canadian scales, will be commensurate to the candidate experience.
The review of the applications will start on November 8, 2022 and applications will be considered until all positions are filled. Application should be submitted using the following link: uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0oyoUDCaW0CJWfQ
Candidates interested in philosophy of physics may consider applying directly to the postdoctoral program of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. Candidates with a doctoral degree in philosophy and with research interests in cosmology, spacetime theories, and quantum field theory, are especially encouraged to apply. The call for applications is currently open: the review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For more information, see: rotman.uwo.ca/fellows/rotman-institute-postdoctoral-fellowship/cfa-phil-physics-postdoc/