Jozef Stefan Institute, Department of Theoretical Physics

Position ID:IJS-F1-POSTDOC_NONEQ [#17151]
Position Title: Postdoctoral position in non-equilibrium quantum materials
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ljubljana, Ljubljana SI-1000, Slovenia [map]
Subject Area: Condensed Matter Physics / Strongly Correlated Materials
Appl Deadline:2020/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/10/12, listed until 2021/04/12)
Position Description:    

Modeling quantum materials out of equilibrium

There is an opening for a Ph.D. and/or Postdoc positions at Jozef Stefan Institute as a part of a funding program of Slovenian Research Fund (ARRS). The candidate will focus on the nonequilibrium quantum dynamics to study problems at the interface of theoretical condensed matter physics, strongly correlated systems, and statistical physics within the Department of Theoretical physics. We will strongly encourage close collaboration with the experimental group of Prof. Dragan Mihailovic - Department of Complex Materials to apply the theoretical description to the state-of-the-art experimental techniques, like ultra-fast optical response and scanning tunneling microscopy.

The project involves the development of theoretical and computation approaches to describe strongly correlated quantum materials out of equilibrium. The candidate will develop analytical and numerical tools from the nonequilibrium field theory, in particular the Keldysh formalism, and their application to realistic setups. The knowledge of these skills will be a plus. The detailed program will be discussed with the candidate and could include the following directions:

- Photo-doped states in strongly correlated systems (Mott insulators, quantum magnetism, excitonic insulators, etc. )

- Application of time-dependent many-body techniques (DMFT, GW) to realistic materials

- Metastability in correlated systems

- Dynamics in polaronic systems (Holstein and Peierls problems)

- Development of numerical tools for nonequilibrium field theory (Keldysh formalism) as a part of the open-source project NESSi

Candidates will be encouraged to collaborate with the local theoretical (Prof. Peter Prelovšek, Dr. Rok Žitko, Dr. Jernej Mravlje) and the experimental group of Prof. Dragan Mihailović. Moreover, candidates will be embedded in a global research environment with envisioned collaborations including the Flatiron Institute (Prof. Antoine George and Prof. Andrew Millis), University of Fribourg (Prof. Philipp Werner), and University of Erlangen (Prof. Martin Eckstein).

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J. Stefan Institute
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana

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