A new ANR project in collaboration with chemists starts in March 2018. It is entitled "molQED" (Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics) and aims at investigating the effects of quantum electrodynamics (QED) on molecular properties, in particular properties that probe the electron density in the vicinity of nuclei. The project gathers mathematicians (all from CEREMADE, University Paris-Dauphine), physicists and chemists. It is handled by Trond Saue from Toulouse.
Duration : 2 years
Start : September 1st, 2018
Location : CEREMADE, Université Paris Dauphine, France
Deadline : April 30th, 2018
The candidate will work in the Mathematics department of the University of Paris-Dauphine. The position is financed by an interdisciplinary research grant involving mathematicians, chemists and physicists. A strong background in PDE, functional analysis and scientific computating is required. The project has a numerical part. The main objective will be to study some linear and nonlinear Dirac equations, their discretization and to implement them on a computer. Some basic knowledge in quantum mechanics is welcome.
Contact : Mathieu Lewin