The positions are associated with a Junior Research Group in Mathematical Physics which is funded by Prof. Zirnbauer’s Leibniz Award and led by Dr. Thomas Quella. The PhD projects will contribute to the research agenda of the group which includes topological phases of condensed matter systems, critical phenomena as well as conformal field theory and aspects of string theory. The group is participating in the activities of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) “Symmetries and Universality in Mesoscopic Systems” and retains a close cooperation with the groups of Alexander Alldridge, Rochus Klesse and Martin Zirnbauer.
-A Master or a Diploma degree in Theoretical Physics or nearby branches of Mathematics (to be obtained before employment starts). -Outstanding academic achievements and grades. -A strong background in one or more of the following subjects: quantum field theory, condensed matter theory, statistical physics, quantum information theory.