Seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher (or a Research Scientist) (R-CCS2001)(Field Theory Research Team)

    RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
    Computer science
    TechnologyComputer technology
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    30/05/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Hyogo
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Field Theory Research Team
RIKEN Center for Computational Science
(Team Leader: Yasumichi Aoki)

[Research field]
RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), led by Center Director Satoshi Matsuoka, is an international research center in high performance computing and computational science in Japan. Our objectives are to investigate “the Science of (high performance) computing, by computing, and for computing", to research and develop our technologies (R-CCS technology) and software (R-CCS software), which we consider our core competence, in order to produce world-leading scientific and engineering results for use in Japan as well as globally.

Also, R-CCS started operating Japan's national flagship supercomputer, the K computer, as a shared national facility to support a wide range of research activities in 2011. Following K's success, development work on its successor, Supercomputer Fugaku, was launched in April 2014.

Field Theory Research Team performs research and development to utilize state-of-the-art computational resources including supercomputer Fugaku and to perform large scale numerical simulations aiming to solve microscopic physical phenomena through field theory simulations. In particular, the team conducts the following research agenda in the elementary particle and nuclear physics and related fields:

・Research and development of simulation methods and codes for field theories
・Solving physical phenomena by numerical computation on supercomputers
・Publishing and promoting the developed codes and numerical methods

[Job title and job descriptions]
Job title:
Postdoctoral Researcher: 1 position

(In case special excellence is shown, employment as a Research Scientist is considered.)

Job description:
The successful researcher will perform No.1 or both No.1 and 2 in the following items:

1.Research and development of the algorithms of field theory simulations (such as: hybrid Monte Carlo algorithm, variance reduction techniques, improvements using machine learning, quantum computer algorithms related to field theory etc.)
2.Numerical studies on theoretical particle (or) nuclear physics (finite temperature QCD, physics of the standard model and/or beyond that etc.)

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN Center for Computational Science
7-1-26, Minatojima-minamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0047, JAPAN

[Start of employment]
September 1, 2020 or later, at the earliest opportunity

Lattice gauge theory,QCD,quantum field theory,elementary particles physics,nuclear physics,high performance computing,simulation,numerical computation,Monte Carlo,variance reduction,quantum computing,finite temperature,standard model,beyond the standard model

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