ORGANISATION/COMPANYAlbert-Ludwig University Freiburg
RESEARCH FIELDPhysics › Computational physicsPhysics › Condensed matter propertiesPhysics › Quantum mechanics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)Recognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE18/12/2019 22:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONGermany › Freiburg
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
OFFER STARTING DATE01/02/2020
IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?Yes
A highly-motivated PhD or PostDoctoral researcher for the theoretical investigation of the fundamental physics of quantum many-body systems made of ultracold atoms is sought.
The goals of the research project is to develop and apply highly efficient numerical algorithms for modeling quantum systems of interacting particles and to gain an understanding of the information content of images of ultracold atoms.
As a starting point, the multiconfigurational time-dependent Hartree method for indistinguishable particles (MCTDH-X) method and software ( http://ultracold.org ) is taken. MCTDH-X is capable of solving quantum many-body systems and of providing simulations of the so-called single-shot images. Such single-shot images are the standard measurements performed in cold-atom setups around the globe. The successful applicant is expected to independently apply and further develop the MCTDH-X software. To read many-body properties from (simulated) images of ultracold atoms, machine learning algorithms for categorization and regression tasks shall be developed and applied.
The specific research topic, i.e., the system and quantities which are investigated, can be chosen according to the qualifications and preference of the applicant. See https://arxiv.org/a/lode_a_1.html for a set of applications of the MCTDH-X software to choose from. Moreover, the research focus (machine learning and/or MCTDH-X) can be selected to complement the successful applicant's qualifications and preferences.
Collaborations with experimental groups to verify quantum simulations and (machine learning) models are planned.
For any questions or to apply please write to Axel Lode at email@example.com.
Applications including a CV, Master's and/or PhD certificate, and a cover letter will be considered until the 18th of December.
- Research many-body physics with numerical tools (MCTDH-X)
- Simulate and analyze images of ultracold atoms with machine learning algorithms
- Configure, develop, and run applications and simulations on high-performance computation clusters
- Supervision of students
- Master's or PhD degree in theoretical physics or theoretical/quantum chemistry
- Enthusiasm for many-body physics, numerical methods, and machine learning
- Programming experience (Python, Fortran, Bash/Terminal)
- Excellent English (written and oral)
- Collaborate with world-leading researchers on a fundamental and exciting research topic
- Profit from your integration in an institution with an inspiring curriculum, driven and organized by local experts
- Travel to and interact with the worldwide community of users and developers of the MCTDH-X software (http://ultracold.org)
EURAXESS offer ID: 464406
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