The "Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe" (Kavli IPMU) is an international research institute with English as its official language established in October 2007. The goal of the institute is to discover the fundamental laws of nature and to understand the universe from the synergistic perspectives of mathematics, statistics, theoretical and experimental physics, and astronomy. We are particularly interested in candidates with broad interests and a willingness to interact with people across disciplines.
We intend to offer more than a dozen postdocs with three-year terms. We seek to build a diverse, highly interactive membership, and female and international applicants are strongly encouraged. We have generous travel support for our postdocs, and encourage full-time members to be away from the Institute for between 1 and 3 months every year.
The focus of Kavli IPMU includes but is not limited to: all areas of mathematics (e.g. algebra, geometry, analysis, and statistics); string theory and mathematical physics; particle theory, collider phenomenology, beyond the standard model physics phenomenology; cosmology and astrophysics theory; astronomy and observational cosmology; and particle and underground experiments. We are leading efforts on the XMASS dark matter experiment, the KamLAND-Zen neutrino experiment, the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) project for weak lensing surveys and Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) for the dark energy at the Subaru Telescope, GADZOOKS! at Super-Kamiokande, the Belle II experiment, T2K long baseline neutrino experiment, SDSS-IV for a survey of galaxies, POLARBEAR CMB B-mode polarization measurement, and R&D for future large neutrino detectors and the LiteBIRD satellite.
We have embarked on a new frontier field of statistical computational cosmology. We plan to develop applications to statistically extract cosmological parameters from a huge dataset from the Subaru wide field survey.
Kavli IPMU is on the Kashiwa campus of the University of Tokyo. More than half of its full-time scientific members come from outside Japan. Its annual budget is approximately $13M. Kavli IPMU has a satellite in Kamioka to participate in experimental groups.
The applications should include a CV, research statement, publication list, and at least three letters of recommendation. They should be uploaded at
* Application Form
The search is open until filled, but for full considerations please submit the applications and letters on the application form by Dec 1, 2016.