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  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical and Computational Astroparticle Physics 2019-12-12 The Department of Physics announce a postdoctoral position focused on astroparticle physics, including both theoretical and computational studies of cosmic-ray propagation, as well as multi-wavelength models of non-thermal emission. Ref. No. SU FV-4139-19, closing date: 20 December 2019.
  • Postdoctoral scholarship in characterization of catalytic surfaces 2019-11-29 with optical and X-ray spectroscopy
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantum Photonics 2019-11-22 The research group in Quantum Photonics at the Department of Physics conducts research on quantum light sources. The focus of the project is the investigation of novel devices for generation of quantum light for quantum communication applications. Ref. No. SU FV-4148-19, closing date: 20 December 2019.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Theory of Topological Quantum Matter 2019-11-20 The department of physics at Stockholm university invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow who is expected to carry out inspired research on the theory of quantum matter. Ref. No. SU FV-4027-19, closing date: 15 January 2020.
  • Postdoctoral scholarship in theoretical modeling 2019-11-15 The XSoLaS research group at the Department of Physics has a postdoctoral fellow opening for an outstanding individual to conduct theoretical studies, development and modeling to support and guide a world-leading experimental effort in the area of fundamental aspects of heterogeneous catalysis. Ref. No. SU-402-0200-19, closing date: 15 January 2020.
  • Postdoctoral scholarship in optical induced surface chemical reactions (probed with X-ray lasers) 2019-11-12 We have an immediate postdoctoral fellow opening for an outstanding individual for studies in the area of control of surface reactivity using optical excitations. Ref. No. SU-402-2.1.9-0195-19, closing date: 31 December 2019.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Theory of Quantum Matter (2) 2019-10-24 The research group ‘Theory of Quantum Matter’ in the unit for Condensed Matter and Quantum Optics, within the Department of Physics at Stockholm University, invites applications to two postdoctoral positions within the area of threedimensional topological phases. Ref. No. SU FV-3626-19, closing date: 13 December 2019.
  • Image courtesy of The Branco Weiss Fellowship Interview with Igor Pikovski 2019-10-11 Igor Pikovski recently joined Stockholm University as assistant professor in the Department of Physics. He is a theoretical physicist in the field of quantum optics and quantum information theory. His main interest is the interface between quantum physics at low energies and gravity, especially in a regime that can be accessed in laboratory experiments.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows in observational cosmology and astrophysics with LSST (3) 2019-10-10 Three positions will be available for outstanding individuals to conduct original research on large scale structure cosmology, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, or low surface brightness extragalactic science. Ref. No. SU FV-3276-19, closing date: 15 January 2020.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows in time-domain and multi-messenger astrophysics and cosmology (2) 2019-10-09 Up to two positions will be available for outstanding individuals to conduct original research on transient and multimessenger astrophysics and cosmology. Ref. No. SU FV-3288-19, closing date: 15 January 2020.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows in Experimental Particle Physics (2) 2019-10-09 The project will be carried out within the experimental particle physics group at The Department of Physics, Stockholm University and will be focused on analysis of the high energy proton-proton collisions collected with the ATLAS experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Ref. No. SU FV-3268-19, closing date: 15 January 2020.
  • Corner States of Light 2019-10-07 Researchers at Stockholm University have managed to create a new kind of light wave whose unique properties may become important e.g. in future communication technology. In a recently published article in Nature Photonics, they have shown how ideas from theoretical quantum and materials physics can be realised in a completely different context, namely in optical waveguides.
  • Ana Predojevic and Markus Hennrich will be coordinating two of the projectes funded by QuantERA ERA-NET Two prestigious Quantum Technology grants for Fysikum 2019-10-07 Fysikum has been very successful in the highly competitive QuantERA ERA-NET Confund call in Quantum Technologies. Two proposals coordinated by Ana Predojevic and Markus Hennrich, at Fysikum, Stockholm University, have been selected for funding.
  • Course in Machine Learning for Physicists and Astronomers 2019-09-13 What is machine learning? How can we use it for physics or astronomy research? When to use what technique? Can machines fail to learn? The course introduces modern techniques of machine learning to an audience of physicists and astronomers, 7.5 credits (FK7068), which will be given at Fysikum during the second half of the fall of 2019.
  • European grant for novel sustainable energy supply and storage awarded to Fysikum 2019-08-22 An European wide network, involving Markus Kowalewski and Michel Odelius from the Division of Chemical Physics at Fysikum, has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC). The project, which includes partners from 8 different countries, will investigate charge carrier dynamics in materials relevant for novel energy supply and storage.
  • Meet former Medical Physics student Apostolos Raptis 2019-08-20 Apostolos Raptis began his studies at the Department of Physics, Stockholm University, in the autumn 2015, as a master student from Greece. He enrolled in the 3rd year of the Medical Physics program and graduated in June 2018. Since December 2018 Apostolos works at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.
  • Research without flying - is it possible? 2019-06-13 We all know how it works. To be a successful researcher you should be mobile and internationally visible, and this often means flying all over the world. But how are you supposed to do all this and still reduce your emissions of greenhouse gases to the 1-2 tons per person and year that it takes to be in line with the Paris agreement?
  • Hiranya Peiris - Foto: Niklas Björling Successful physicist making research accessible 2019-06-05 In an era when both experts and logical thinking are under attack, it is even more important to make research accessible– and astronomy might be a gateway. Professor Hiranya Peiris is a successful researcher with a strong urge to facilitate public understanding of science.
  • Figure 1: A colloidal particle in an optical trap (shown as a red ball), in the presence of thermal noise, can be made to work as a microscopic machine or heat engine. Its fluctuations have some typical features, some of which are shown here. Ref: Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 140601 Efficiency fluctuations in microscopic machines 2019-04-15 Results of a recent study by physicists from Stockholm University in collaboration with researchers at Nordita and the University of Bielefeld, provide a general understanding of the efficiency fluctuations in microscopic machines.
  • Photo Markus Marcetic © Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien Classic double-slit experiment in a new light 2019-01-21 An international research group develops new X-ray spectroscopy method based on the classical double-slit experiment to gain new insights into the physical properties of solids
  • Webb2021 2018-12-07 There is an ongoing project at Stockholm University to develop new templates for the web. The project, called Webb2021, will be implemented and improved successively in many releases until the whole website will look completely different in 3 years time.
  • A schematic showing the band spectrum for a non-Hermitian Chern insulator, which is insulating in the bulk but supports chiral, electronic states on its edges. The gray spectrum corresponds to the eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian with periodic boundary conditions, while the blue corresponds to the eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian on a cylinder. The red corresponds to the chiral, edge state. Strikingly, the spectrum of the system with periodic boundary conditions is vastly different from the spectrum with open boundary conditions. Using the biorthogonal properties of the open system, however, the new theory can accurately predict when it attaches to the bulk spectrum, indicated by the orange and green dashed lines. Topology of non-Hermitian systems unraveled 2018-10-02 The study of topological materials has been an important task in condensed matter physics over the past few decades and was the subject of the 2016 Nobel prize in physics. Recent experiments and theoretical works have shown that unexpected phenomena occur in many open, non-equilibrium and complex systems that can be described using non-Hermitian physics.
  • XENON1T installation in the underground hall of Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso. The three story building houses various auxiliary systems. The cryostat containing the LXeTPC is located inside the large water tank next to the building. Photo by Roberto Corrieri and Patrick De Perio.” The world's largest dark matter detector, XENON1T, reaches a new level of sensitivity 2018-09-14 The international collaboration, XENON, which includes members of Stockholm University has built the world's most sensitive detector for dark matter. After one year of data collection, the experiment has reached a greater sensitivity than ever before.
  • A schematic of the approach used to capture water dynamics on the ultrafast timescale. If one were able to photograph the molecules in real space with different exposure times, the image would become gradually blurry because of the motion of the molecules. This is done with x-ray scattering in the so-called reciprocal space, where the diffraction pattern is gradually smoother for longer pulse durations.  (Image credits: Fivos Perakis/Stockholm University) The Ultrafast Dance of Liquid Water 2018-05-15 It is normally considered that water molecules in the liquid state move randomly on ultrafast timescales due to thermal fluctuations. Researchers at Stockholm University have now discovered an unexpected correlated motion in water dynamics on a sub-100 femtoseconds timescale.

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