Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de la Matière Condensée

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The CNRS is recruiting a TENURE-TRACK position (called CPJ for junior professor chair) in CONDENSED MATTER THEORY AND QUANTUM INFORMATION, named TheMaCoIF. The position aims to support developments at this interface by recruiting a theoretical physicist either studying condensed matter implementations of quantum information subjects, or using quantum information tools and concepts in condensed matter, analytically or numerically.

Deadline: 20 March 2024
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The LPTMC recently voted on a series of measures to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions for missions:
- no plane in mainland France,
- no plane if the train journey is possible in less than 6 hours,
- establishment of an annual individual quota of 6t CO2 eq for permanent members.

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The Laboratoire de Physique Théorique de la Matière Condensée (LPTMC) is a Joint Research Unit of Sorbonne University and the CNRS (UMR 7600). Founded in 1970 by Savo Bratos and initially titled "laboratory for theoretical liquid physics" (LPTL), its fields of activity gradually extended to complex liquids and then to various applications of statistical physics of classical and quantum systems. It took its current name in 2004 and is currently led by Nicolas Sator.

The activities of the LPTMC cover very broad areas of theoretical low energy physics and are structured around three poles:

  • Physics at interfaces: from materials science to biology, including analytical chemistry and geology, this center aims to establish links between composition, small-scale heterogeneous structure, the simple or collective dynamics of underlying processes. surroundings and the macroscopic properties of the environment (rocks, aqueous mixtures, DNA, etc.).
  • Disordered systems and out-of-equilibrium phenomena: phenomena induced by the strong fluctuations present in an interacting N-body system, whether these fluctuations are of thermal or quantum origin, or associated with the disorder inherent in any real system (membranes, matter active, glasses, etc.).
  • Quantum states of matter: highly correlated quantum systems (superconductors, cold atom gases, topological materials, etc.), studied both from a conceptual point of view (ground state and low energy excitations, quantum phase transitions ) and applied.