2-Year Postdoc on the Quantum Information Structure of Spacetime, Melbourne, Australia

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Deadline:  2023-07-27

Location:  Melbourne, Australia

The mathematical physics research group (specifically: Lucas Hackl, Mario Kieburg and Peter Forrester) at the University of Melbourne is offering a 2-year postdoc position funded through the Quantum Information Structure of Spacetime (QISS) Consortium (https://www.qiss.fr/consortium/) with flexible starting date (late 2023 or some time in 2024).

We are looking for a candidate with experience in at least one of the following topics and clear potential to make connections between them: Quantum Information, Relativistic Quantum Information, Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime, Quantum Gravity, General Relativity, Random Matrix Theory.

You will have the opportunity to pursue your own research, engage in the research group and collaborate. Areas of interest could include (though not limited to):
– Average and typical entanglement entropy for ensembles of quantum states.
– Hawking radiation, Unruh effect, relativistic quantum information.
– Quantum information measures in conformal field theories.
– Symmetry classification of random matrix ensembles and relations to quantum states.
– Mathematics of bosonic and fermionic Gaussian states and their applications in physics.
– Quantum reference frames and its interplay with dynamics and quantum information.

What we offer:
– A stimulating research environment at one of Australia’s top universities in one of the world’s most livable cities.
– Membership in the Quantum Information Structure of Spacetime (QISS) Consortium with additional travel funding for visiting other nodes (see https://www.qiss.fr/consortium).
– Competitive salary, full pension benefits and travel funding.

Required application documents:
– Cover letter (1-2 pages, giving an overview of the application and emphasizing its highlights).
– CV (including publication list).
– List of at least 2 referees who agreed to provide a letter of recommendation.
– A research statement outlining existing research experience and current research interest / focus for the position, highlighting potential overlap with members of the mathematical physics research group at the University of Melbourne (preferably 3-5 pages).
– A concise summary of how the research could fit into the QISS Consortium and research overlap with other QISS nodes with the potential for collaboration (1 page).

We will start reviewing applications on July 27, 2023 (first deadline), but the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found.