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Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology

Job Details:

Title:Research Fellow in Field Theory Modelling for Laboratory Analogues of the Early Universe
Position:Postdoc
Location:U. Coll. London
Contact:Hiranya Peiris
Closing Date:2021-02-28

Job Description:

We are pleased to invite applications for a new postdoctoral position funded by STFC/EPSRC’s Quantum Technologies for Fundamental Physics (QTFP) programme. UCL Physics and Astronomy has a strong involvement with this programme, and provides a world-class environment for research at the intersection of different strands of physics. 

Specifically, we are seeking a postdoctoral researcher who will work on computational modelling of non-linear and non-equilibrium phenomena, as related to ultra-cold atom BEC simulations of the early universe. The post-holder will be based in the Cosmoparticle Hub in the Kathleen Lonsdale Building (www.ucl.ac.uk/cosmoparticle). 

The post-holder will work as part of a new interdisciplinary consortium (qsimfp.org) uniting the quantum technology and fundamental physics communities. The post-holder will build on an existing pseudospectral codebase, developed in collaboration with our international collaborators. Modelling will initially focus on providing input to guide experimental design of a quantum simulator of early-universe dynamics based on an ultra-cold BEC system, which is being built by collaborators at the University of Cambridge. There will be significant scope to develop novel approaches for studying early universe physics in the laboratory.

The start date is nominally 1 April, with some flexibility in either direction. The post is funded by STFC until 31 Oct 2023 in the first instance.

To apply, please visit the UCL jobs website: https://bit.ly/3oBkYW1

Informal enquiries about this position are very welcome and should be addressed to Hiranya Peiris and Andrew Pontzen (h.peiris@ucl.ac.uka.pontzen@ucl.ac.uk)

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