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Holographic dualities and non-perturbative methods in quantum field theory

UCSC, Brescia
Brescia, Italy
Posting live until
23 May 2024

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Brescia, Italy) welcomes applications for a joint PhD position with KU Leuven (Belgium). The topic of the project is "Holographic dualities and non-perturbative methods in quantum field theory". The main goal is to acquire a solid knowledge in theoretical physics and to conduct independent research within the following topics:

- Black holes and quantum information in AdS/CFT.

- Theories with defects or boundaries.

- Non-relativistic limits applied to AdS/CFT duality.

- Investigation of holography in de Sitter space.

- Solitons and instantons.


- Master's degree or comparable qualification in Physics, Mathematical Physics or adjacent fields. The title must be obtained before October 31, 2024.

- A solid background in Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity and Quantum Field Theory is required.

- Experience in AdS/CFT and black holes physics will be considered as an advantage.

- Good knowledge of the English language, both spoken and written, is essential.

- Strong commitment, ability to work in a team, and eagerness for international mobility is desired.

Supervisors: Prof. Roberto Auzzi and Prof. Giuseppe Nardelli (UCSC, Italy), Prof. Thomas Van Riet, (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Further informations and the procedure for the application can be found at this url:

At the “Application” stage two confidential letters of recommendation must be sent by email, directly by the recommenders, to . Note that it is not possible for the candidate to directly upload the recommendation letters on the website.

The deadline for application is June 20, 2024, at 12 PM (Italian time).

The applicants are encouraged to contact and before to formalize the application, attaching a CV and a research statement.

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