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Deadline: 2016-03-20
Location: Tartu, Estonia

PhD position in gravity theory at the University of Tartu, Estonia

The Laboratory of Theoretical Physics at the Institute of Physics of the University of Tartu, Estonia is inviting applications for a PhD student position in the field of extensions to general relativity and modified gravity starting in fall 2016. The positions will be held in conjunction with the Estonian centre of excellence in research “The Dark Side of the Universe” (TK133) and the grant “Geometrical foundations of gravity and their comparison with observations” (PUT790). The topics of interest include:
— mathematical foundations of gravity,
— modifications to the geometry of spacetime,
— gravity theories based on Finsler, Cartan, Weizenboeck or Riemann-Cartan geometry,
— gravity theories including multiple metrics,
— gravity theories including torsion,
— (multi-)scalar-tensor and related gravity theories,
— solar system phenomenology of modified gravity,
— cosmological aspects of modified gravity.
Successful applicants are expected to have previous work experience related to these areas.

The supervisor of the PhD thesis will be Dr. Manuel Hohmann. A supporting scholarship of €600 per month is provided. Applications for the PhD thesis position must include:
— curriculum vitae,
— one letter of recommendation,
— diploma of master’s degree or equivalent,
— summary of research experience and a statement of interests up to two pages.
Deadline for the PhD student application is Sunday, March 20th, 21:59 GMT.

All applications for the aforementioned position must be submitted electronically to manuel.hohmann[AT]ut.ee. Documents in the PDF format are recommended.