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PhD positions in theoretical and computational High- Energy Astrophysics

Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Lun, 28/01/2019
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Vie, 15/02/2019


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.