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PhD position in quantum many-body physics with ultra-cold gases in optical lattices

Hannover, Germany


The Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Leibniz University of Hannover invites applications for a PhD Candidate (Salary Group 13 TV-L, 75%) to be filled on 1 January 2015 or on a later date for a duration of three years.

Job description

The openings are within the research group of Prof. Dr. Luis Santos. The successful candidate will work on research projects related to quantum many-body physics of atoms and molecules in optical lattices, including projects on dipolar gases, synthetic magnetism, and low-dimensional systems. The projects include possibilities for collaboration with leading experimental groups. The successful candidate will participate in the DFG Research Training Group “Fundamentals and applications of ultra-cold matter”.


Applicants must hold a Master degree or equivalent or must obtain the degree prior to beginning of employment. Due to the mostly numerical character of the projects, candidates with strong computational skills will be preferred. Part-time employment is possible. As an equal opportunities employer, the Leibniz University Hannover wishes to support women and men in the context of statutory requirements. For this reason suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Luis Santos, email:

Please send your application by 1 November 2014 to:

Closing Date
01 Nov 2014

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