University of Virginia, Physics Department

Position ID:University of Virginia-Physics Department-PD [#26435, R0052315]
Position Title: Postdoctoral appointment
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Charlottesville, Virginia 22904, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Machine Learning
Physics / Nuclear Theory-QCD
Appl Deadline:2023/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/27, listed until 2024/04/27)
Position Description:    

The Physics Department at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA) is seeking candidates for two postdoctoral research scholar positions to work with the EXCLAIM collaboration, including scientists from UVA, ODU, MSU, NMSU, Tufts, and other universities, who are active in both theoretical and experimental physics, lattice QCD, and computer science. The collaboration’s main interest is to develop new techniques with AI/ML aimed at extracting information on the QCD next-generation characterization of the 3D structure of nucleons and nuclei emerging from deeply virtual exclusive processes and high energy diffractive scattering experiments at the upgraded 12 GeV Jefferson Lab accelerator and at the planned Electron-Ion Collider (EIC).     The successful candidates will work with UVA Professors Simonetta Liuti and Gia-Wei Chern on developing strategies to build physics constraints into machine learning (ML) algorithms for a wide range of deeply virtual as well as diffractive exclusive processes from nucleons and nuclei. An important aspect will be to develop quantification techniques to begin understanding the separation of aleatoric and epistemic uncertainties as they manifest themselves in exclusive scattering analyses. Our research group is poised to maximally capitalize on upcoming data to answer current critical questions in strong interactions physics. We offer a competitive stipend for these positions.   QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:    The candidates must have a PhD in Physics or related field by the start date, with a background in the phenomenology of strongly interacting systems, as well as a strong commitment to pursuing forefront theoretical and computational research. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. UVA’s notice on Non-discrimination, EOE, Diversity, Safety and Security can be found on this site

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Contact: Simonetta Liuti
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