University of Minnesota, School of Mathematics

Fellowship ID: UMN-MATHPHYS [#18625]
Fellowship Title: Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship in mathematical physics/condensed matter theory
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical Physics
Application Deadline: 2021/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/14, finished 2022/03/16, listed until 2022/04/14)
Fellowship Description:   URMs  

*** this fellowship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in mathematical physics to conduct interdisciplinary research at the intersection of mathematics & theoretical condensed matter physics. The position will be associated with two Simons Collaborations “Localization of Waves” and “Ultra-Quantum Matter” and will be co-supervised by Professors Svitlana Mayboroda (University of Minnesota – UMN) and Victor Galitski (Joint Quantum Institute – JQI – at the University of Maryland). Research will focus on applications of novel mathematical techniques, in particular the landscape method, to address fundamental aspects of Anderson localization, many-body localization in continuum & lattice models and on graphs, emergence of ergodicity and quantum chaos in such models, and random quantum circuits.

The position will be associated with both UMN and JQI and will be based partially in Minneapolis, MN and partially in College Park, MD (within the Washington, DC metropolitan area), with a specific repartition to be decided on a case-by-case basis. It may involve travel between the two institutions, frequent interactions via videoconferencing, and attendance of the relevant Simons Collaborations’ meetings. The tentative start date for this position is September 1, 2022, but an earlier or later start date may be possible.

Successful candidates will have a PhD in mathematics or theoretical physics and a strong background in mathematical physics, relevant topics of condensed matter theory, and experience with numerical simulations.

To apply, please submit on Mathjobs and email your CV, a representative publication (to be discussed during the interview), and names of three referees to & If you have the Research Statement and the Teaching Statement, please submit them, too.

Women and candidates from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the fellowship description.

Further Info:
206 Church St SE
Vincent Hall 127
Minneapolis, MN 55455