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PhD Studentship -- CRC183 "Entangled states of matter"

Institute of Theoretical Physics of the University of Cologne

In recent years, the understanding of entanglement properties has acquired a prominent role in the investigation of condensed-matter systems, and Tensor Networks have established themselves as the natural powerful language to accomplish such task.
The successful PhD candidate will embark on a thrilling journey to contribute to the CRC183 “Entangled States of Matter” ( under the supervision of Prof. Dr. M. Rizzi, in some of the following directions:
▪ Tensor-Network exploration of entanglement structures in strongly-correlated systems, including classical-to-quantum crossovers and the presence of highly (quasi-)degenerate ground and low-energy spaces;
▪ Development of a TN description of fractional topological modes;
▪ Use of non-planar TN structures and/or non-local mode encodings to faithfully treat mesoscopic systems as the ones amenable to be realized in the lab with synthetic quantum matter;
▪ Tailoring of TN algorithms for realistic situations and actual quantum materials, beyond paradigmatic models, including the implementation of approaches that deliver faithful estimates and error control.
A rich exchange with other international nodes (Berlin, Copenhagen, Rehovot) is foreseen, with generous resources available.

How to apply

Please apply in english online at: with proof of the sought qualifications: a cover letter (statement of purpose), a full CV, academic certificates and transcripts (bachelor, master) and any other supporting certificates, as well as the indication of professionals to whom we may ask a letter of reference. The reference number is Wiss2010-07. The initial application deadline is 30.11.2020 -- submissions beyond that could be considered until the position is filled.

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Published on November 05, 2020

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