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Reference : UMR8626-LEOMAZ-001
Workplace : ORSAY
Date of publication : Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 31 December 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2600 et 3600 € (gross) per month
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
The postdoc will work within the framework of a project funded by LABEX PALM and called « Quantum Simulation of Many-Body Dynamics with Rydberg Atoms and Collective Light Scattering » and that requires a collaboration between the IPHT (CEA) in Saclay, the Colllège de France in Paris and the LPTMS in Orsay.
The aim of this project is the theoretical study of the dynamics of open quantum systems in a strongly correlated regime where inter-particle interactions cannot be neglected. Recent experiments have developed many quantum simulators for the experimental study of the out-of-equilibrium dynamics of these systems. The goal is to study quantum spin models with long-range interactions and non-local losses with a motivation originating from the physics of Rydberg arrays and dense atomic clouds.
The postdoc will contribute to the development of a code for the numerical study of different aspects of the problem, as for instance :
1. Dissipative systems with long-range interactions ;
2. The collective diffusion of light by ordered atomic structures.
The candidate will have a Ph.D. before the enrollement day. She/he will have experience and a solid research dossier in many-body quantum physics in the presence of an environment (the so-called open systems), with an excellence expertise in the most recent numerical techniques for the study of these systems (for instance, matrix-product states and/or machine learning). A good knowledge of written and spoken English is mandatory.
The activity will be performed at the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics and Statistical Models (LPTMS), which is a mixed unit of CNRS and of Université Paris-Saclay. Located in Orsay, the LPTMS is at 50 minutes from the center of Paris along the RER B line. A detailed description of the activities of the lab is available on the website http://lptms.u-psud.fr/en. The succesfull candidate will work under the supervision of L. Mazza, in close connection with M. Schirò (CEA- IPhT and Collège de France)
Candidates will have to send :
- a CV, a list of publications and the email addresses of two scientists who will want to send their assessment of the candidate ;
- a concise motivation letter describing the interest of the candidate towards the research project.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The salary will follow the standard rules of CNRS and will depend on experience.
The succesfull candidate will be employed in Fall 2020 ; the precise starting date will be agreed with the supervisor and it won't be later than January 1, 2021.
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