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Postdoctoral positions in Astrophysical Relativity at the AEI-Potsdam

The Astrophysical Relativity division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert-Einstein Institute) in Potsdam, Germany, anticipates the filling of at least one postdoctoral position within the “numerical-relativity” group.

The numerical-relativity group is primarily but not exclusively concerned with the numerical solution of the Einstein equations and with the modelling of compact objects, such as neutron stars and black holes. Its work is a multi-disciplinary effort, spanning the fields of relativistic astrophysics, hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics, differential geometry, mathematics of nonlinear partial differential equations and high-performance computing. The group consists of postdoctoral fellows: Daniela Alic, Pau Amaro-Seoane, Eloisa Bentivegna, Riccardo Ciolfi, Abraham Harte, Ian Hinder, Seth Hopper, Jose Luis Jaramillo, Gian Mario Manca, Francesco Pannarale, Alberto Sesana, Kentaro Takami, of faculty Luciano Rezzolla, and of several graduate students. To learn more about the group, please visit: http://numrel.aei.mpg.de

The Albert Einstein Institute also hosts a Divisions in Mathematical Relativity and Quantum Gravity and has an extremely active visitors program. It enjoys close proximity to the Universities of Potsdam and Berlin, the Astrophysics Institute of Potsdam, and has excellent in-house supercomputing facilities. To learn more about the Institute, please visit: http://www.aei.mpg.de

The positions are for one year and renewable up to three depending on satisfactory progress and availability of funds. The appointments are expected to begin around Sept. 1, 2012, but an earlier date is also possible. The deadline for applications is Dec. 15, 2011. Applications can be made online via the web interface at

https://lotus1.aei.mpg.de/job-form.nsf/registrationNR.xsp

Applicants should upload a CV, a publication list, a research summary, and indicate the names of at least 3 referees.

The Albert Einstein Institute is an equal-opportunity employer and hires on the basis of merit. Applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, and women are encouraged.