Sunday, September 16, 2007

PhD studentship in Mathematical Physics at University of Nijmeg - Netherlands

The Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) has an opening for a Ph.D. student in Mathematical Physics.

The position, which is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), is for four years. The date of appointment can be arranged, but should not be later than January 1, 2008.

The position involves modest teaching duties of ca. 15%. The gross salary will rise from € 1950 per month in the first year to € 2500 during the last year.

The subject of the research will be topological order in ground states of quantum spin systems, with a view to topological quantum computing. (The title of the approved grant application was “Categories of Anyons in infinite quantum systems”).

Applicants should have a masters degree in mathematics or theoretical physics (or both!) and have some background in (functional) analysis and preferably also in operator algebras and category theory. Experience with quantum statistical mechanics would help, but is not essential.

Applicants are asked to provide a CV with a list of qualifications, a degree certificate, a list of courses attended (with grade and dates of attendance), a copy of the undergraduate thesis, and evidence of any further qualifications. They should also supply contact information (including email address) of at least two reference persons.

The Ph.D. student will benefit from the research cluster `Geometry and Quantum Physics`, in which — besides Nijmegen — also the the universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht are involved.

Applications, as well as requests for further information, should be directed by September 15, 2007 to the intended primary supervisor
Dr. Michael Müger
Radboud University Nijmegen
Department of Mathematics
Toernooiveld 1
6525 ED Nijmegen
The Netherlands
email: mueger #

with cc to the intended promotor:
Prof. Klaas Landsman
(same address)
email: landsman #

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