News for the Department of Physics

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Fundamental Theory 2018-11-09 The project “Holographic spacetimes from simple quantum theories” led by Professor Bo Sundborg aims to use AdS/CFT, or more generally gauge/gravity duality, to derive quantum physics of geometry from quantum field theory. Ref. No. SU FV-3825-18, closing date: 15 December 2018.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Ultrafast Coherent Dynamics in Quantum Materials 2018-11-07 The focus of the proposed research is to investigate coherent phonon and spin dynamics in quantum materials driven by strong terahertz radiation. The successful candidate will join the ongoing experimental activities and is expected to lead the investigations using the table-top terahertz systems operating at the Department of Physics. Ref. No. SU FV-3722-18, closing date: 27 November 2018.
  • Lunchtime News and Views 2018-10-31 Lunchtime meetings for students where “news and views” on highlighted physics research projects at the cutting edge of research are discussed.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Chemical Physics 2018-10-30 A postdoctorial position at the Department of Physics is immediately available in the area of theoretical modelling of photovoltaic materials and related simulations of X-ray spectra. Ref. No. SU FV-3661-18, closing date: 20 December 2018.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in development of X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy towards High Pressures 2018-10-25 The Department of Physics have a postdoctoral fellow opening for an outstanding individual to work with Dr. Peter Amann on the development of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) towards applications under realistic catalytic conditions. Ref. No. SU FV-3646-18, closing date: 28 December 2018.
  • Postdoctoral fellow in theoretical modeling of x-ray spectroscopy 2018-10-18 The research group XSoLaS at the Department of Physics, Stockholm University have 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 with a focus on CO 2 reduction to abate climate change and promote a sustainable energy future. Ref. No. SU-0160-18, closing date 2018-11-30.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows in Physics of Axions and Anyons (2) 2018-10-04 The research group of Prof. Frank Wilczek at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University in collaboration with Nordita invites applications for two postdoctoral position in theoretical physics connected to axions or anyons. The scope of the research includes condensed matter analogues of axions as well the particle physics around axions and their cosmological implications, and the use of anyons for topological quantum computing. Ref. No. SU FV-3354-18, closing date: 1 December 2018.
  • 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.
  • Ana Predojevic and Markus Hennrich will be coordinating two of the projectes funded by QuantERA ERA-NET Two prestigious Quantum Technology grants for Fysikum 2018-05-16 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.
  • 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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