Postdoctoral Position in Statistical Physics at University Paris-Sud, France

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship in statistical physics on the topic of interacting Brownian motions, random matrices and their applications. This fellowship is for two years, starting in the Fall 2012. The selected candidate is expected to spend one year at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS), and a second year at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique (LPT). Both labs are located nearby in the campus of Orsay.

This fellowship is funded by the ANR project WALKMAT which is devoted to the applications of interacting Brownian motions and random matrices to various subjects including: extreme value statistics, first passage problems, growth processes, disordered systems, integrable systems etc. This is currently a very active area of research in our labs and the selected candidate is expected to interact/work with several researchers, in particular with Alain Comtet, Satya Majumdar, Sergei Nechaev, Raoul Santachiara and Grégory Schehr.

The candidates are expected to have a strong and wide background in statistical physics, with a good knowledge of stochastic processes (random walks, etc...) and/or random matrices. In addition, numerical expertise would also be welcome.

Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a description of past research and future interests and a letter of motivation should be sent to Grégory Schehr by email at the address schehr@th.u-psud.fr. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. The deadline for the application is Feb. 29, 2012.

For more information contact either Grégory Schehr (schehr@th.u-psud.fr) or Satya Majumdar (satya.majumdar@u-psud.fr).