Postdoc opening at Ghent University in theoretical physics

By Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Friday, October 27, 2017 01:08 PM

The Ghent University quantum group, lead by professors Frank Verstraete and Jutho Haegeman, is looking to hire postdoctoral fellows in the context of the ERQUAF project. The group is looking for candidates who are interested in the application of entanglement methods —and in particular tensor networks— in the context of theoretical condensed matter physics, quantum field theory and holography.

Despite the exponential increase of the quantum many body Hilbert space, insights from entanglement theory and quantum information theory have led to the growing belief that interesting physical states live in a tiny corner that is efficiently parameterised by tensor network states. Originally conceived as the variational ansatz underlying the highly successful Density Matrix Renormalization Group of Steve White, tensor networks are now arising as a universal language in all disciplines of contemporary physics, ranging from atomic and condensed matter physics to high energy physics and gravity. In the context of the ERC project ERQUAF —entanglement and renormalization for quantum fields— the team of Jutho Haegeman is conducting research to extend the synergy between tensor networks and field theories.

Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics

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