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Deadline: 2020-04-03
Location: Yangzhou, China

PhD and Master’s in Physics at Center for Gravitation and Cosmology, Yangzhou, China

The Center for Gravitation and Cosmology of Yangzhou University welcomes applications of international students to pursue a Master’s degree or PhD degree.

The duration of Master’s degree is 3 years, while PhD degree takes 4 years (if one already has a Master’s degree in the relevant field; otherwise it takes 5-6 years). Interested candidate should have a strong undergraduate background in physics, astronomy or mathematics.

The Center for Gravitation and Cosmology (CGC) is a young and vibrant research center founded in 2017 at Yangzhou University. We are a highly diverse center with members (including postdocs) from 9 different countries. Our research area primarily focuses on theories of gravity (with applications to gravitational waves and black holes), holography, and cosmology.

CGC is an initiative of the BRICS-Association of Gravity and Cosmology (BRICS-AGAC), with support from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). CGC also initiates the United Center for Gravitational Wave Physics in China and participates in the international BINGO collaboration on 21cm cosmology.

Yangzhou is a scenic city with rich history in the Jiangsu Province of China, primarily known for its former major role in the salt trade. It is the Southern capital of China under Emperor Yang of Sui. It is believed that Marco Polo had served as a governer in Yangzhou around 1282-1287. In 2019, Yangzhou was named as UNESCO’s new creative city for gastronomy.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a SINGLE PDF file to Prof. Yen Chin Ong at ycong[AT] :
(1) A full curriculum vitae.
(2) A copy of undergraduate certificate
(3) A publication list, if any.
(4) A brief description of research interests, including future plans, not exceeding 2 pages.
In addition, 2-3 recommendation letters should be arranged to be sent to the same E-mail address. A complete application should be received no later than April 3rd, 2020. Successful candidates will be contacted in mid-April.

A monthly stipend of at least 3000 RMB will be provided during the course of study (there is no tuition fee). In addition, accommodation will be provided. Courses will be conducted in English, but one is required to study basic Chinese for one semester.

Inquiries are welcome.