LMU München – PhD position in Quantum Matter (m/f/d)

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The Ludwig-Maximililans-Universität München is one of the largest and most renowned universities in Germany embracing a wide diversity of fields. We seek a highly qualified and motivated PhD student (m/f/x) to expand our research in theorethical condensed matter physics.

The research project is closely related to the mission of the excellence cluster Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology and the Munich Quantum Valley. It aims to improve the simulation of strongly correlated systems and employ techniques from many-body theory, artificial intelligence and quantum computing or simulation. The successful candidate will work in a dynamic team of motivated scientists and have access to a state-of-the-art IT infrastructure. For more information see https://www.theorie.physik.uni-muenchen.de/lsschollwoeck/pollet_group/index.html.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Studies of quantum spin liquids
  • Quantum Monte Carlo simulations of strongly correlated systems
  • Many-body physics and quantum computation with Rydberg atoms
  • Machine Learning for strongly correlated many-body systems

Your qualifications:

  • Master degree in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related discipline
  • Excellent programming skills (knowledge of C++ and Python are considered an advantage)
  • Strong motivation, curiosity and commitment to scientific escellence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent command of the English language


We offer an interesting and responsible PhD position which will promote your future scientific career. The institute at the Arnold Sommerfeld Center is situated in the city center of Munich and can easily be reached by public transport. Your remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective labor agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (EG 13 75% TV-L). The position is initially limited to tweo years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application, including your CV  and academic transcripts of records, preferably in English altogether with a bublication list, research statement and the contact addresses of 2 references no later than April 30, 2023 sent to Prof. Dr. Lode Pollet (Lode.Pollet(at)lmu.de)

Part time work is in principle possible.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Prof. Dr. Lode Pollet
Professor at the Chair of Theoretical Nanophysics
Theresienstr. 37
Tel. +49 (0)89/2180-4593

You can find further information at the LMU Job Portal.