Postdoc in Loop Quantum Gravity, London, Ontario, Canada

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Deadline:  2023-11-01

Location:  London, Ontario, Canada

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at Western University. The successful candidate will join Francesca Vidotto’s group (, 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. 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.

We are especially interested in researchers with expertise in one or more of the following research areas: spinfoam amplitudes, loop quantum cosmology, matter bounce scenario, bouncing cosmologies in general, cosmological perturbations, primordial black holes. 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. The group has a major involvement in the international project for the Quantum Information Structure of Spacetime QISS (see ) which provides part of the funding for these positions.

The starting date of the position is flexible. The position can be started as soon as possible, with a maximal extension of the contract till the end of May 2025. Possible extensions will depend on availability of fundings. The salary, in agreement with Canadian scales, starts at $50K/year.

Applications are processed immediately as they are received, till the position is. Applications should be submitted using the following link:
Interested researchers are encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible.

Francesca Vidotto
Assistant Professor @ University of Western Ontario, Canada
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Philosophy
and the Rotman Institute for Philosophy of Science
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