Northeastern University, Physics, High Energy Theory and Cosmology

Position ID:Northeastern-Physics, High Energy Theory and Cosmology-NUIAIFIPOSTDOC [#17318]
Position Title: IAIFI Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02130, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / HEP-Theory (hep-th), HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), hep-th, High Energy Physics, High Energy Theory Group, Machine Learning, Cosmology, Elementary Particle Theory, Gravity, hep-ph, Particle/Cosmology Theory, Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, String Theory, Theoretical high energy physics, Theoretical Particle Physics
High-Energy Theory / Cosmology, Phenomenology, String Theory
Appl Deadline:2020/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/10/23, finished 2021/05/05, listed until 2021/04/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The theoretical high energy physics (HET) group at Northeastern University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship at the interface of HET and machine learning (ML). Our group has broad interests within HET, from mathematical aspects of string theory, to amplitudes, string compactification, and particle-cosmology. More recently, we have begun applying ML to a number of these areas, and have also utilized techniques from HET to make progress in ML. The fellow will work closely with Northeastern professors Jim Halverson and Brent Nelson.

Northeastern, along with MIT, Harvard, and Tufts, is a member university of the new NSF AI Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI), which funds this fellowship. The fellow will be a part of IAIFI, holding the title “IAIFI Postdoctoral Research Associate,” and will regularly visit other IAIFI institutions and participate in IAIFI activities. This position is distinct from the IAIFI Fellows program, and candidates may apply to both.

The postdoctoral fellow will carry out original research at the interface of HET and ML, writing papers and giving talks to disseminate the research, and training graduate students in the area. A Ph.D. in physics or closely related field is required. A strong track-record in applying ML within physics, and ideally high energy theory, is preferable.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

For informal inquiries, please contact Prof. Jim Halverson at the email below.

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Further Info:
Jim Halverson
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Dana Research Center 226
Boston, MA 02130

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