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Location: Potsdam, Germany

PhD Position in Analytical and Numerical Methods in General Relativity at the AEI

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) invites applications for a DFG-funded PhD position in the division of Geometric Analysis and Gravitation. The position will be part of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS).

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Oliver Rinne on a combination of analytical and numerical methods applied to partial differential equations arising in general relativity and related branches of applied mathematics and theoretical physics. Topics include but are not limited to: global methods for the Einstein equations, gravitational collapse, critical phenomena, black hole stability, and Ricci flow.

Applicants should hold or be about to complete a degree in mathematics, physics or a closely related discipline. Some previous exposure to or keen interest in relativity as well as numerical work is desirable. The starting date of the position is flexible and could be as early as the autumn of 2012. Funding is for three years and is according to the German federal employee scale TVoeD E13 (75%). Details of the application procedure and an online application form can be found at

Evaluation of applications will begin on 1 June 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. For questions about the position please contact oliver.rinne[AT]