PhD Position in Quantum Gravity, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Deadline:  2024-05-24

Location:  Copenhagen, Denmark

Job Description

The Theoretical High Energy Group at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and the Niels Bohr International Academy invite expressions of interest for a 3-year PhD position, which is expected to start in the Fall of 2024.
The successful candidate will be part of the quantum gravity group led by Alessia Platania. The position will be funded by the Villum Young Investigator grant “Non-perturbative strings, asymptotic safety, and the swampland”. The goal is to test the consistency of Asymptotically Safe Gravity and compare its predictions with some of those from string theory. To this end, the group will investigate the “landscape” of effective field theories stemming from an asymptotically safe ultraviolet completion and its interface with theoretical constraints, swampland conjectures, and observational bounds.

Required material

The required documents are:
1. A motivation letter (approx. 1 page), detailing research interests and motivations to join the group
2. A research statement (approx. 2 pages), describing research activity and achievements to date, as well as future research plans
3. Curriculum Vitae
4. List of publications (if applicable)
5. Transcripts of grades from Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
These documents should be merged into a single PDF and sent via email to a.platania90[AT] The email subject should include the label “QG_PHDNBI 2024”, as well as the full name of the candidate.
Candidates should also arrange for at least two reference letters to be sent by the referees to the above email address. For the reference letters too, the email subject should include the label “QG_PHDNBI 2024” and the candidate’s full name.
All the required material, including reference letters, should be submitted by May 24th, 2024.

Institute and Benefits

The quantum gravity group is part of the Niels Bohr International Academy and the Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen.
The Niels Bohr International Academy is hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute and functions as a primary center for fundamental research, including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high-energy particle physics, condensed matter physics, and bio-physics.
The Niels Bohr International Academy is committed to fostering the traditions of internationalism, interdisciplinarity and excellence in physics, which characterize the Niels Bohr Institute.
The Academy hosts a large number of international programs, including visitors, workshops, and PhD schools. Weekly seminars, journal clubs and events complement these programs, providing a stimulating research environment and excellent integration into the wider international community.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes all qualified candidates regardless of background. Expressions of interest from people belonging to minority groups are especially welcome.

For any inquiries, kindly send an email to alessia.platania[AT] with email subject “Inquiry about QG_PHDNBI 2024”.