Contact:  agullo[AT]lsu.eduLocation:  Baton Rouge, LA, USA
The theoretical relativity group expects to have, contingent on funding, an opening for a postdoctoral researcher or senior postdoctoral researcher working in quantum gravity, quantum cosmology and/or the interplay of gravity and quantum information. The initial appointment will be for six months and might be renewed subject to satisfactory progress and availability of funds.
The core relativity group at LSU consists of Ivan Agullo’, Steve Brandt, Peter Diener, Jorge Pullin and Parampreet Singh, two postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. In addition to that, LSU hosts a strong experimental gravity group with activity in LIGO, whose Livingston site is 30 miles away from Baton Rouge. LSU is also host to the Center for Computation and Technology (CCT), a multidisciplinary research center which includes computational groups in several areas of science, engineering, and the humanities. Several researchers in the relativity group have joint appointments at CCT.
The postdoctoral researcher or senior postdoctoral researcher will perform research on cosmology, quantum gravity, loop quantum cosmology, quantum field theory in curved space-time and/or the interplay of gravity and quantum information, which includes but is not limited to the following: research development, writing scientific papers, presenting talks at scientific meetings, participating in other local, state, national and international developments in theoretical relativity physics. Senior Postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to lead research development and mentor graduate students.
Minimum qualifications: (Both levels): Ph.D. in Physics or related field with a track record of research in cosmology or quantum field theory in curved space-time or quantum gravity. (Senior Postdoc): Three years of postdoctoral experience.