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Oferta de Doctorado en Chalmers (Suecia): estudio de atmósferas de estrellas AGB

Chalmers University of Technology
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Vie, 20/08/2021
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Vie, 24/09/2021


PhD student position on the study of evolved stars at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden

We invite applicants for a PhD position on the study of the extended atmospheres of asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars. The candidate will investigate the processes that create and shape these atmospheres (such as strong convective motions, stellar pulsations, and magnetic fields), and that ultimately lead to the high mass-loss rates experienced by AGB stars. The study will rely on high-angular-resolution observations of continuum and molecular-line emission acquired mainly at radio and millimeter wavelengths using state-of-the-art interferometers (ALMA and the VLA), but also at shorter wavelengths using the Very Large Telescope. The work will consist of direct analysis of the observations and of theoretical modelling, with the exact balance defined by the preference of the successful applicant.

The PhD student will lead the work in close collaboration with Theo Khouri and Wouter Vlemmings and other members of the evolved stars group. The research will be carried out at the main campus of the Chalmers University of Technology in Johanneberg (Gothenburg) and at the Onsala Space Observatory.

Application deadline 24 September 2021.