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Thermodynamics of Computation

Postdoc position in information thermodynamics

From Thermodynamics of Computation

Start date: December 1, 2019

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Position: Postdoc

Organization: Simon Fraser University

Description: We seek to hire a postdoctoral fellow to develop theory to support the design, analysis, and interpretation of experiments probing the fundamentals of information-to-energy conversion out of equilibrium. The position will be co-supervised by Profs. J. Bechhoefer (experiment) and D. Sivak and S. Still (both theory). The primary location is the Physics department at Simon Fraser University (in Vancouver, BC), but there will also be extended visits to Prof. Still at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. The ideal candidate would have experience with statistical mechanics and information theory, and a PhD in a relevant field (broadly construed: physics, or relevant areas of chemistry, applied math, engineering, statistics, computer science, etc). But most important is intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm for research in this area, and an excellent track record in previous projects. Please see

Job categories: Post-doc

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