NORDITA-Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Nordita

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Fellowship ID:NORDITA-Nordita-PDWINQ20 [#17386]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral fellowship cluster at Nordita in the Wallenberg Initiative on Networks and Quantum information (WINQ)
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Stockholm, Stockholms Lan 10691, Sweden [map]
Subject Area: Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/12/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/10/29, listed until 2020/12/15)

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Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, invites applications for post-doctoral fellowships in theoretical physics associated to the Wallenberg Initiative on Networks and Quantum information (WINQ). WINQ is part of an ambitious, wide-ranging strategic initiative in frontier information technologies funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). WINQ aims, over the next few years, to nurture research activities centered around quantum information and complex networks. The surrounding circle of ideas includes quantum computers, machine learning, and "big data". The WINQ initiative constitutes a sizable investment that complements the strategic contributions made by the KAW foundation in the fields of artificial intelligence (WASP) and quantum technology (WACQT), with which WINQ members will interact via common activities across Sweden. The WINQ initiative will cover both resident positions in Stockholm and support for visitors and workshops.

We will consider hiring up to four post-doctoral fellows in this initial year. Successful candidates will participate the vibrant and diverse research environment at Nordita and the closely adjacent Stockholm and Uppsala communities, which in coming years will be significantly strengthened with further hiring, including at senior levels, in the research areas addressed by WINQ.

Candidates should have a strong profile of independent and original theoretical research related to the fields of quantum information and processing (QIP) or complex dynamical networks (CDN). We also encourage applicants working at interfaces between those broadly defined areas.

Relevant (but not exclusive) keywords for the research that we expect to be represented include:

QIP: quantum computation; quantum algorithms; quantum information; quantum co-processors; quantum simulators; coding of quantum information; quantum error detection; quantum information sharing

CDN: neural network learning; chaotic dynamical systems; deep networks, spatiotemporal multiscale systems; multiplex-multilayer networks; neurobiological networks

Candidates should hold a PhD in theoretical physics with expertise and a proven track record in the research fields outlined above. We especially encourage women to apply.

Appointment is for two years starting in fall 2021 or some other date to be agreed upon, with option for a third year by mutual agreement. The deadline for applications is December 8, 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 must arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation. For administrative purposes we request that applicants indicate whether their main interest is directed towards QIP or CDN, but in case of overlapping interests they can indicate both.

Nordita was founded in 1957 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was relocated to the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm in January 2007 where it is jointly hosted by Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Research at Nordita covers a wide range of modern theoretical physics including astrophysics, biological physics, 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.

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+46 8 5537 8719
AlbaNova University Center
Roslagstullsbacken 23
106 91 Stockholm

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