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Deadline: 2014-12-01
Location: Shanghai, China

PhD positions in gravity/cosmology/astrophysics at Fudan

The gravity/cosmology/astrophysics group at Fudan University (Shanghai, China) has a few PhD positions for the next academic year (starting in September 2015) for non-Chinese students. The successful candidates must have a Master degree in Physics or in a related area before September 2015. Courses and research are conducted in English. The PhD program normally lasts for 3 years, but it can be extended to 4-5 years.

Applications from candidates with interest/experience in any research area of gravity, cosmology, high energy astrophysics, and quantum field theory will be considered. The group currently consists of 3 faculty (Cosimo Bambi, Antonino Marciano, Leonardo Modesto), 8 postdocs (Claudia Antonini, Pietro Dona’, Stefano Giaccari, Priti Mishra, Leslaw Rachwal, Diego Rubiera-Garcia, Naoki Tsukamoto, Mingyi Zhang), and several graduate and undergraduate students. Interested candidates should send their CV (including, among other things, date of birth and nationality) and a short statement of research interests and/or experience to:

Prof. Cosimo Bambi
E-mail: bambi[AT]

Please arrange also at least 2 recommendation letters to be sent separately to the same email address.

Applications received by December 1 will receive full consideration.

Enquires can be sent to Cosimo Bambi (bambi[AT], Antonino Marciano (marciano[AT], or Leonardo Modesto (lmodesto[AT] Some of the possible research projects can be found here:

Further details: 
Shanghai is the most international city in China. It has been recently developing as a forefront for scientific research in Asia, and will continue in the next years. Fudan University is one of the most selective and prestigious universities in China. The group joins the effort of founding a new theoretical physics center at Fudan, led by Prof. Yong-Shi Wu, who holds a joint position as Distinguished Professor at the University of Utah in the United States and as a Special Appointed Professor of Physics at Fudan.
Housing: the successful candidates can live in the international student dormitory inside the campus. The rental rate is covered by the student scholarship.