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  Development of precision methods for correlated electrons and unconventional superconductivity


   Department of Physics

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  Dr E Kozik  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The aim of this project is to develop novel computational techniques for predicting properties of correlated electrons with known and controlled error bars, and apply these tools to the longstanding problem of unconventional and high-temperature superconductivity. These methods will be based on the diagrammatic Monte Carlo framework – a range of tools and ideas for describing strong and long-range correlations using stochastic summation of the Feynman diagrammatic series to high order directly in the thermodynamic limit – which has shown promise to make significant progress in this technologically important problem.

This project will be supported by a postdoctoral research associate and will offer an opportunity of a close collaboration with the experiment group of Dr Clifford Hicks (Birmingham) and the theory group of Prof Joseph Betouras (Loughborough).  

Applicants should have a background in and enthusiasm for quantum many-body theory, programming and numerical modelling skills, and be keen to work in a team based in central London at King's College London. Experience in either Green’s function based methods or studies of superconductivity is desired.

UK (home) students are eligible to apply, and exceptional overseas candidates will also be considered for a funding uplift to cover overseas fees. Interested applicants are encouraged to get in contact with the PI ([Email Address Removed]) with a brief CV as soon as possible for more information and details on how to apply. Start date: October 2023

To be considered for the position candidates must apply via King’s Apply online application system. Details are available at:

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/physics/postgraduate/research-degrees

Please indicate the supervisor “Evgeny Kozik” and quote research group Theory and Simulation of Condensed Matter in your application.

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Funding Notes

Funding is available for 3.5 years and covers tuition fees at the level set for UK students, c. £6,120 p.a. and a tax-free stipend of approximately £18,000 p.a. with possible inflationary increases after the first year. A limited number of UKRI fully-funded studentships are available students who are classified as International Students. Please apply through our normal application route.
Funding for applicants from China is available through King’s-China Scholarship Council (K-CSC) Studentships in a separate application route.

References

https://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevB.104.L020507
https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.017003
https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.129.107202