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Deadline: 2014-08-31
Location: Southampton, UK

PhD Fellowship in Relativity at Southampton

Applications are invited for a PhD Fellowship within the Gravity group in the School of Mathematics at the university of Southampton, UK. The PhD position is funded by the European Research Council for a duration of 3 years, starting in October 2014. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Leor Barack on the problem of orbital dynamics around black holes in General Relativity, with applications to gravitational-wave astronomy.

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to a large Gravity research group, comprising 9 staff members (Nils Andersson, Leor Barack, Carsten Gundlach, Ian Hawke, Wynn Ho, Ian Jones, Kostas Skenderis, Marika Taylor and James Vickers), 9 postdocs and 15 research students. Research in the group covers topics in black-hole and neutron-star astrophysics, sources of gravitational waves and numerical relativity, as well as string-inspired gravity and holography.

Students of any nationality are invited to apply, but full funding is guaranteed only for EU nationals. We prefer applications to arrive before 31 August 2014, but later applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications should be made online, by following the link on

In the online application form please select Programme Type “Research”, “Full Time” and type in “Mathematics” in the Search window. Then follow the link under “Apply online” and proceed as instructed. Make sure to indicate “Leor Barack” as the requested supervisor. Please also email a copy of your CV directly to leor[at]

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