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Deadline: 2018-01-15
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Ph.D. and Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

The “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (the Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam announces the opening of several postdoc appointments and Ph.D. positions. The postdoctoral positions will be available at different levels, depending on experience and seniority, and can last for different number of years.
This new division, led by Dr. Masaru Shibata, will be established on January 1st 2018.
The “Computational Relativistic Astrophysics” division will focus on several research topics in general relativity and relativistic astrophysics, including
(i) numerical relativity with matter, in particular, neutrino-radiation-hydrodynamics, magneto-(radiation-)hydrodynamics, and viscous-radiation-hydrodynamics, for mergers of neutron-star binaries (binary neutron stars and black hole-neutron star binaries), long-term evolution of the merger remnants, and stellar collapse to a black hole and a neutron star,
(ii) modeling of gravitational waves from neutron-star binaries based on numerical-relativity gravitational waveforms,
(iii) modeling of electromagnetic counterparts (macronovae/kilonovae, short gamma-ray bursts, etc.) associated with neutron-star mergers, including the studies of r-process nucleosynthesis,
(iv) studies of the formation processes for a variety of black holes (stellar-mass, intermediate-mass, and supermassive black holes), and gravitational-wave and electromagnetic signals associated with the formation processes,
(v) studies of phenomena associated with supermassive black holes, e.g., tidal disruption of stars by supermassive black holes and emission of gravitational waves by EMRI,
(vi) numerical relativity beyond general relativity.

For more information, a list of required documentation, and submission links to both postdoctoral and Ph.D. positions, please go to:
The deadline for full consideration is January 15th, 2018. The positions are available from August 2018, but may be earlier. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.
For further information please contact Dr. Masaru Shibata: mshibata[at] .