Postdoctoral Position(s) ERC Starting Grant 'Information Encoding in Quantum Gravity and the Black Hole Information Paradox'

Postdoctoral Position(s)

ERC Grant 'Information Encoding in Quantum Gravity and the Black Hole Information Paradox'

The Center of Theoretical Physics at Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France) invites applications for one or more postdoctoral positions starting in Fall 2020, in the research group of Dr. Andrea Puhm funded by the ERC Starting Grant 2020-2025 'Information Encoding in Quantum Gravity and the Black Hole Information Paradox'.

We are looking for applicants with a PhD in theoretical physics and expertise in black holes, holography, asymptotic symmetries, scattering amplitudes, conformal field theory, string theory. The group will grow to several postdocs, PhD and Master students over the next few years.

Other members of CPHT with research interests overlapping with the group include Guillaume Bossard, Emilian Dudas, Blaise Goutéraux, Marios Petropoulos, Balt van Rees, amongst others. Further information about the institute can be found here. The Paris area is home to many other theoretical institutes at the forefront of research in theoretical High Energy physics.

Appointments will initially be made for two years, with extension to a third year contingent on satisfactory performance. We offer competitive salaries, as well as a generous travel allowance. As part of the group's activities, we expect to set up a regular visitor program as well as a series of small workshops on the topics of the grant.

The application deadline is November 30, 2019. Interested applicants should use the common application system https://itf.fys.kuleuven.be/postdoc-application/ set up by Leuven University for European String Theory groups and follow the instructions. It will be helpful to indicate CPHT in their top 5 institute choices.

Questions regarding these positions should be directed to: Andrea Puhm (andrea.puhm at polytechnique.edu)

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