Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Physics: The
Equation-of-State Group (T-1) of the
Theoretical Division (T
Division) is seeking postdoctoral candidates to undertake challenging
research in the equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties of materials
for the following 3 positions:
LIQUID DYNAMICS AND EQUATION OF STATE: The successful
candidate will study the motion of atoms in classical monatomic liquids,
and contribute to the development of liquid dynamics theory. Techniques
include statistical mechanics, Green-Kubo formalism and time correlation
functions, and molecular dynamics calculations. This work is part of an
ongoing program in developing the theory for equation of state and
transport properties of liquid metals.
ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE AND EQUATION OF STATE: The successful
candidate will develop supercell techniques for density-functional
calculations of the groundstate electronic structure of liquid metals, will use the results to probe the potential energy surface underlying the
liquid dynamics Hamiltonian, and will carry out frozen phonon
calculations in metal crystals. This research is to be applied to the
calculation of equations of state for metals under extreme conditions.
MATERIALS PHYSICS: The successful candidate will work with an
experienced team of materials oriented theoretical physicists engaged in
thermal and mechanical properties studies of metals, ceramics, polymers,
and heterogeneous materials. A primary mission is to develop
physics-based continuum-level theories. The materials team works closely
with inter-divisional participants including experimental material
scientists and simulations groups.
Education: A Ph.D. in
Theoretical Physics completed within the last five years or soon to be
completed is required.