Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics III Chair

Position ID:Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg-Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Theoretical Physics III Chair-PD [#15617]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Position in Gauge/Gravity Duality and Condensed Matter
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Wuerzburg, Bayern 97074, Germany [map]
Subject Areas: Theoretical Physics / Holographic Dualities, Condensed matter theory, Fundamental interactions, General relativity, Mathematical physics, Mesoscopic Physics and Nanoscience, Nonequilibrium dynamics, Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model, String theory, Theoretical condensed matter physics
Appl Deadline:2019/12/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/11/29, finished 2020/06/21, listed until 2019/12/24)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Research Position in Gauge/Gravity Duality and Condensed Matter

The Chair for Theoretical Physics III at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg invites applications for a postdoctoral position starting in Fall 2020 for research at the intersection of Gauge/Gravity Duality, Condensed Matter Physics and Hydrodynamics. The position will be funded by Project C09 "Hydrodynamics and Gauge/Gravity Duality for Strongly Correlated Electron Systems" led by Principal Investigators Prof. Dr. Johanna Erdmenger and Dr. René Meyer. This project is part of the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1170 'ToCoTronics'.

The appointment will be for a period of two years with the possibility of extension to a third year upon positive evaluation. We are searching for a highly motivated candidate with background and expertise in both gauge/gravity duality and condensed matter physics. The salary level is determined according to the German public service pay scale TVÖD E13. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification.

The Chair for Theoretical Physics III at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg is internationally known for its research on gauge/gravity duality and its applications. It hosts scientists working on fields closely related to the focus of this position, such as string theory, AdS/CFT, gravity, quantum information theory, and theoretical condensed matter physics. Moreover, it provides a stimulating international research environment with numerous scientific visitors each year, as well as by organizing workshops and conferences (such as Gauge/Gravity Duality 2018) in areas relevant to this position. Moreover, the SFB 1170 allows for close collaboration with the theoretical as well as experimental condensed matter physics groups at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg. Finally, there exist strong ties to groups in Dresden working on related topics via the Cluster of Excellence "Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter" ct.qmat.

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Questions about this specific position can be addressed to Dr. René Meyer (rene.meyer@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de) Applications are accepted via Academic Jobs Online or by submitting the application documents (motivation letter, CV, list of publications, a research statement of max. 2 pages length, 2 recommendations) in PDF format to Dr. René Meyer (rene.meyer@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de).

The deadline for applying for this position is December 20, 2019. We adhere to the 'January 7' rule for offers.

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Julius-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg
Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
Chair for Theoretical Physics III
Am Hubland
97074 Wuerzburg

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