Postdoctoral position available in Toulouse-Theory of cold atoms and quantum chaos

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A postdoctoral position opens in autumn 2012 at the Quantware group of the Laboratory for Theoretical Physics, CNRS and University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France (website This position is funded by the LABEX NEXT in the framework of the grant ENCOQUAM (engineering of complex quantum matter waves) attributed to a team composed of the permanent researchers Bertrand Georgeot (theory) (webpage
and David Guery-Odelin (experiments)

The research project is centered on theoretical studies of the physics of cold atoms, Bose Einstein condensates, complex wave phenomena and quantum chaos, in connection with experiments realized in the cold atom group of David Guery-Odelin. The candidate should have a good knowledge of quantum mechanics, theoretical physics and computer simulations. Expertise in quantum chaos, cold atoms or quantum optics would be a plus. Citizenship does not matter.

The Quantware group is part of the Laboratory for Theoretical Physics at CNRS and University Paul Sabatier. The Laboratory is also internationally recognized in the fields of mesoscopic physics, many-body interaction systems, high Tc superconductivity, quantum and classical chaos, statistical physics.

The position is available for 18 months and should be extendable to a total of two years. In addition to the salary, health insurance, retirement and unemployment benefits, plus support for travels are provided. The successful candidate is expected to take the position by autumn 2012, but the precise date can be shifted by mutual agreement.

Applicants should provide a CV with the list of publications, a motivation letter, and arrange for two or more letters of recommendation to be sent (all preferably via e-mail) to :

Bertrand Georgeot

Address : Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, UMR 5152 du CNRS Universite Paul Sabatier, 118, route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex, FRANCE

fax : (33) 61 55 60 65

phone : (33) 61 55 65 63

e-mail : georgeot(at)