The Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden announces the opening of one or several
in the area of condensed matter theory, to work with Roderich Moessner, Markus Heyl, David Luitz, Anne Nielsen, Takashi Oka and Inti Sodemann. The areas of research range from strongly correlated Fermions and Bosons in and out of equilibrium, frustrated systems and topological/fractionalized phases of matter, via computational many-body physics, to quantum computation and information theory.
The Institute provides a stimulating environment due to an active in-house workshop program and a broad range of other research activities. Strong experimental groups are nearby, in particular in the neighbouring Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids.
To apply for a position, please fill the online application form (http://www.pks.mpg.de/CMpd19) and upload your application package (cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests and research proposal as well as the three most relevant publications) in one pdf file. Please arrange for at least two letters of reference to be sent by January 20, 2019 preferably to be submitted in pdf format online (http://www.pks.mpg.de/reference/); or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line CMpd19; or by regular mail:
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Visitors Program, Nöthnitzer Str. 38, 01187 Dresden, Germany.
The Max Planck Institute aims to increase the number of women in scientific positions. Female candidates are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.
In case of equal qualifications, candidates with disabilities will take precedence.
About Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
The Physics of Complex Systems, still a relatively young field, is developing rapidly and is constantly changing in the course of this development. This is due, firstly, to the variety of subjects ranging from new and unconventional questions in traditional areas such as solid state physics or molecular physics, all the way to physical problems in biological or man-made systems (e.g. financial markets). Secondly, researchers in this field of complex systems develop new methods at a high rate or transpose and adapt existing ones from other fields to initiate new lines of investigation.
The goal of the Institute is to contribute to the research in the field of complex systems in a globally visible way and to promote it as a subject. Furthermore, we have set ourselves the challenge of passing on the innovation generated in the field of complex systems as quickly and efficiently as possible to the young generation of scientists at universities. This requires a high degree of creativity, flexibility and communication with universities. For this reason, the organization of the Institute differs greatly from most Max Planck Institutes.
The concept rests on two pillars: in-house rese...arch and a program for visiting scientists. The latter not only covers individual scholarships for guest scientists at the institute, but also 20 international workshops and seminars per year.