Station Q at the University of Maryland
Maryland Station Q is based at the Condensed Matter Theory Center (CMTC), which was created at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2002. Distinguished University Professor Sankar Das Sarma is the CMTC’s permanent director, and support for the CMTC comes from the University of Maryland and the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS). The sole purpose of the CMTC is to maintain sustained excellence in theoretical condensed matter physics (defined in the broadest possible sense) at the University of Maryland. Highly interactive and collaborative research on the deepest frontiers of theoretical condensed matter physics is the primary goal of the CMTC.
In addition to carrying out outstanding research in condensed matter theory, CMTC will also occasionally host distinguished lectures by the leading researchers, and may organize small research workshops on important topics. CMTC has funds for research fellows and associates at postdoctoral level (2 – 5 years appointments), for short-term (1 week to 6 months) visitors, for long-term (1 year or more) senior sabbatical visitors, and for research fellowships for outstanding graduate students.
The goal of CMTC is to have the best possible scientific quality in its members (and to foster creative interaction among them) so as to produce a highly visible and active (small) theory center. Junior and senior scientists interested in CMTC positions should contact the Director in writing.