Are you a highly-motivated student who would like to work at the forefront of current research in quantum many-body physics using state-of-the-art computational tools?
Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD position in the Computational Condensed Matter Physics group of dr. Philippe Corboz
at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)
, starting in Fall 2021. The group is part of the Condensed Matter Theory group
at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITFA)
and Institute of Physics (IOP)
at the UvA, the Delta Institute of Theoretical Physics (D-ITP)
, and QuSoft
, the new Dutch research center for quantum software. The successful applicant will be embedded in a stimulating research environment including leading groups in condensed matter theory and experiment.
The position is part of the NexGenTeN ERC project which focuses on the development and application of 2D tensor network algorithms for the accurate study of strongly correlated quantum many-body systems. Research areas include the development of 2D tensor network algorithms for ground states, spectral functions, finite temperature simulations, open systems, and multi-scale approaches, with applications in single and multi-band Hubbard models, frustrated magnets, SU(N) systems, open quantum systems, and other strongly correlated systems. The intended focus of this position is on accurate simulations of the Hubbard model at zero and finite temperature with the goal to shed new light on high-Tc superconductivity.What are you going to do
- do original research in the field of tensor networks applied to strongly correlated systems;
- contribute to the UvA's Master programme as a teaching assistant;
- play an active role in the group, including supervision of Bachelor and Master students;
- participate in the CMT group activities (such as seminars, discussions, journal clubs, etc.);
- present you results at international workshops and conferences.