Our main research interest is to understand the dynamics of magnetism at the shortest length and time scales, for which existing methods fail to give an adequate description. We exploit and develop both phenomenological theory and new computational methods inspired by machine learning. We apply these methods to access otherwise inaccessible regimes of magnetism and provide explanations and predictions for state-of-the-art time-resolved optical and X-ray experiments. Ultimately, our research aims to disclose new scenarios for ultrafast, ultrasmall and minimally dissipative switching of magnetism. Although fundamental in nature, our research may, in the long term, enable applications in data storage and processing that are much more energy-efficient than possible today.
As a Ph.D. candidate, you will take training courses and perform research in the above-mentioned areas, work in an international group consisting of theorists and experimentalists, publish results in leading journals, and be given the opportunity to participate in national and international schools and conferences. You will be involved in training and teaching BSc and MSc students (up to 10% of your appointment).
You can apply until 21 August 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Johan Mentink. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
There will be interim selection procedures so it is possible that you will be assessed and invited to an interview or rejected before the closing date. You would preferably begin employment as soon as possible.
We can imagine you’re curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.
Click here to visit the Official website for more details.