PhD and Postdoc positions in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Two PhD positions and two postdoc positions (for up to 3 years) are open in the groups of Prof. J. Sirker at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg) and of Dr. I. Schneider at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
We are looking for outstanding students and Postdocs interested in theoretical physics and its applications to condensed matter and quantum optics. A particular focus of our research is on non-equilibrium dynamics in low-dimensional quantum systems and the effects of impurities and disorder in such systems. During the PhD work analytical approaches from field theoretical methods and Bethe ansatz combined with numerical MPS/DMRG studies will be applied. For the Postdoc positions a specialization on these techniques will be a plus.
We offer a collaborative environment with the possibility to obtain a joint PhD (Cotutelle) from the University of Manitoba and the University of Kaiserslautern. In particular, the positions will be associated with the Research Unit "Correlations in Integrable Quantum Many-Body Systems" (see http://for2316.uni-wuppertal.de for details). This research unit studies low-dimensional quantum many-body systems including models for spin chain materials, quantum wires, and cold atomic gases. It will organize regular international conferences and student workshops and provide travel money to participate in these events.
Please submit your application by October 9, 2020. The review of applications will start immediately and continue until the candidates have been selected. Your application should include a curriculum vitae, a short statement about your research interests, publications (including Bachelor, Master, or PhD theses if available), copies of your official transcripts, as well as the contact addresses of two possible referees.
Positions can be located either at the University of Manitoba (Canada) or at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany)
About University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba is Western Canada's first university founded more than 140 years ago. It is located in Winnipeg, the largest city in Manitoba with a population of about 700,000. UM is the region’s largest and only research intensive university offering over 100 academic programs. The university has close to 30,000 students, and over 8,900 faculty and staff.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy has about 25 faculty members pursuing research in Condensed Matter, Subatomic, and Medical Physics as well as Astronomy and Astrophysics. About 80 students are currently enrolled in the graduate program.
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