PhD positions in theoretical and computational High- Energy Astrophysics
The Astronomy & Astrophysics Section of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is offering a postdoctoral fellowship and a PhD scholarship for research on theoretical and computational astrophysics in the group of Dr. Jonathan Mackey. The project, “High- Energy Radiation from Interaction Supernovae”, is funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC) Laureate Awards programme and will investigate particle acceleration and high- energy radiation processes in stellar- wind bubbles,
in supernovae interacting with dense stellar winds, and in young supernova remnants. Successful candidates will work with Jonathan Mackey and existing group members, and will have the opportunity to collaborate locally and internationally within the H.E.S.S. collaboration, the CTA Consortium, and with Prof. Aharonian and colleagues.
The PhD student will receive a stipend, university registration fees, computer equipment needed for work, and a travel allowance for collaboration and presenting research at conferences. Funding is available for 4 years subject to satisfactory progress. The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor of Science (honours) degree in Physics, Astrophysics, Mathematical or Computational Physics, a keen interest in theoretical and computational astrophysics, an aptitude for computer
programming, a strong mathematics background, and excellent written and spoken English language skills. She/He will have access to supercomputing time in Ireland and other European supercomputing centres, and will have the opportunity to join the H.E.S.S. collaboration. The project will include a visit abroad to develop collaborations during the PhD. Start date is negotiable, probably September 2019.