Post doc

Postdoctoral Fellowships: Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics (CMSP)

  • By Leena Aggarwal
  • 29 November 2017

International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) seeks applications for postdoctoral positions starting Fall 2018 from outstanding young scientists of any nationality with a strong research record; women are particularly encouraged to apply. With about 30 group members (faculty, visitors, postdocs and graduate students), an intense programme of workshops and conferences, and close collaborations with local scientific institutions such as SISSA, Elettra, and the University of Trieste, the CMSP group provides a vibrant international research environment for postdoctoral fellows. Postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged, and supported, to participate in activities in developing countries in order to promote the mission of the ICTP. 

ICTP offers internationally competitive remuneration and a number of benefits including a pension contribution and special allowances for family members. Appointments will be made for two years, with the possibility of renewal for one more year. Preference will be given to applicants in the areas of expertise of the CMSP group


Energy (and spin) transport in the thermal phase of the disordered Heisenberg chain

Vipin Varma
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

We study energy transport at high temperature in the thermal phase of the disordered Heisenberg chain [1]. Starting from nonequilibrium initial conditions that are either well within linear response or well outside of it, we show that a phenomenological hydrodynamic description captures the mechanism for equilibration. In particular, an energy diffusion constant is identified which vanishes in the thermal phase even before the localisation transition: the thermal phase is separated into diffusive and subdiffusive regimes. If time permits, similar results will be shown to hold for the...