NORDITA-Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita

2234 15863
Fellowship ID:NORDITA-Nordita-PDTWN20 [#15863]
Fellowship Title: Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Physics at the Tsung-Dao Lee Institute and the Wilczek Quantum Center (Shanghai), and Nordita (Stockholm)
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Shanghai, Shanghai 200240, China [map]
Subject Areas: Biophysics / Biological Physics
Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Theory, Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Atomic Physics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Atomic/Molecular Physics, Biological Physics, Biophysics, Cold Atom Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Cosmology, Elementary Particle Theory, Hard Condensed Matter Theory, hep-ph, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), hep-th, HEP-Theory (hep-th), High Energy Physics, HP-Theory, Materials Science, Materials Sciences, materials theory;, materials-related physics, Optical Physics, Optics and Photonics, Particle Astrophysics, particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Particle Physics, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Physics, Physics - Mathematical Physics, Quantum Computation, Quantum Computing, Quantum Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Information Science, Quantum Optics, Quantum Scienc, Quantum Science, Quantum Science + Quantum Information Science + Quantum Optics + Theoretical Physics, Superconductivity, theoretical astroparticle physics, Theoretical Astrophysics, theoretical atomic, Theoretical atomic physics, theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical high energy physics, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics, Theory of Particle Physics
Astrophysics / Astrophysics, Cosmology, particle astrophysics, Theoretical Astrophysics
Condensed Matter Physics / AMO (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical), Atomic, Molecular, and Optical, Computational Physics, cond-mat-th, Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic Structure, Strongly Correlated Materials, Condensed Matter Theory, optics and laser, Quantum Information, Strongly Correlated Materials, Superfluidity and supercondutivity, Theoretical Condensed Matter (more...)
Appl Deadline:2020/01/31help popup* (posted 2020/01/15, listed until 2020/02/03)

*** the list date or deadline for this fellowship has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) and the Wilczek Quantum Center (WQC) in Shanghai, China, together with Nordita in Stockholm, Sweden, invite applications for a joint post-doctoral fellowship in theoretical physics.

Project description

The fellowship is intended for scientists who are within four years of receiving their Ph.D. and wish to carry out research in theoretical physics represented at TDLI/WQC. At present these research fields cover:

  • superconductivity, quantum magnetism
  • quantum phase transitions, integrable models
  • ultra-cold gases, quantum optics, and quantum information theory
  • fundamental interactions and its applications to astronomy and cosmology
  • application of quantum mechanics to biological processes

We strongly encourage applications from all under-represented groups.

Terms of employment

The appointment is for three years starting 1 September, 2020 or some other date to be agreed upon. The candidate will spend the first two years at TDLI/WQC and the third year at Nordita.


Further information about the position can be obtained from Jialin Yang, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and Professor Niels Obers, Nordita,


The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020.

Only online applications will be accepted. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of research interests including future research plans.

Additionally, candidates should arrange for three recommendation letters, to be sent to Elizabeth Yang ( as well as to Jialin Yang (, also before the deadline.


The Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, TDLI, was founded in 2016 in Shanghai, China. It is jointly established by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, the Municipal Government of Shanghai, and jointly funded by National Science Foundation of China. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is retained and approved by the government to operate the new Institute as its contractor and trustee. The TDLI aims to boost researches in basic sciences and interdisciplinary fields via undertaking three basic missions: (1) provides a platform to foster academic training, exchange, and collaborations for worldwide physicists; (2) hosts cutting‐edge research programs on most fundamental questions in particle physics, cosmology and quantum physics with potential expansion to include other related areas such as the application of quantum mechanics to bioprocesses; (3) actively engages in general public science education.
Further information about the TDLI can be found at

The Wilczek Quantum Center, WQC, was founded in 2014, Hangzhou, China. It was moved to Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2017 in conjunction with the exciting development of TDLI for which Prof. Wilczek was appointed Founding Director. The general purpose of the WQC is to advance the level of fundamental research in Shanghai and to promote scientific exchange and collaboration with the World. The WQC directs its main efforts to theoretical research in the areas of ultra-cold gases, quantum optics, quantum information theory, the theory of fundamental interactions, and the application of quantum mechanics to biological processes. The goal of the WQC is to develop the Center into an institute recognized worldwide, working at the cutting edge of quantum research frontiers.
Further information about the WQC can be found at

Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1957. It was relocated to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2007, where it is jointly hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Research at Nordita covers a broad range of theoretical physics including astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, gravitation, cosmology and astroparticle physics, high-energy physics, and statistical physics/complex systems. The research activity of the local academic staff is supplemented by Nordita Scientific Programs, which bring together groups of leading experts to work on specific topics for extended periods. There is also ample opportunity for collaboration with faculty and research staff at local universities.
Further information about Nordita can be found at

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