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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics

The Centre for Mathematical Sciences is offering two postdoctoral positions in theoretical physics, starting in November 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter (but not later than February 2019). The posts are both for two years. You will undertake research on a range of topics in quantum field theory in electromagnetic backgrounds (e.g. strong field QED, intense laser-matter interactions, trident and Schwinger pair production).

The Theoretical Physics group comprises nine members of staff, as well as postdoctoral and research students. Their research interests include QFT in external fields, laser-matter interactions in the relativistic and quantum regime, BSM physics, lightfront field theory, worldline techniques, infra-red degeneracies in QFT, effective field theory and lattice QCD.

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