PhD positions in gravitational physics at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhgen, Denmark

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Deadline:  2022-03-31

Location:  Copenhgen, Denmark

The Niels Bohr International Academy at the Niels Bohr Institute invites expressions of interest for PhD Fellowships in Gravitational Physics (in particular black-hole and gravitational-wave physics) for a fixed period of three years. The preferred starting date is Fall-Winter 2022. Interested candidates should send a 2-page CV, transcripts, and a one-page letter of motivation. They should also arrange for at least one letter of recommendation to be sent. All material should be uploaded before March 30, 2022, in order to receive full consideration.

Several positions in the field of Strong Gravity are available through the Villum Investigator Grant “Illuminating the Dark Universe with Gravitational Waves” and the DNRF Chair Grant led by Prof. Vitor Cardoso. The successful candidates will join a young and vibrant team composed of Gregorio Carullo, Yifan Chen, Jose-Maria Ezquiaga, Shilpa Kastha, Rodrigo Panosso Macedo, David Pereniguez, Maarten van de Meent, Takuya Katagiri, among others), and an ambitious research program addressing the physics of black holes, including black hole spectroscopy, black hole singularities and that of possible exotic compact objects as well as binary dynamics. It further includes the exploration of black holes as engines of discovery, including implications for dark matter physics and connections to cosmology and particle physics. An ample travel budget is available. Brief interviews will be made with team members after an initial shortlist is formed.

These multiple hires are part of a vigorous expansion at the Niels Bohr International Academy into the field of Gravitational Physics, bringing together a number of scientists from several areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics and addressing some of the most burning questions related to gravity.

The Niels Bohr International Academy is hosted by the Niels Bohr Institute and functions as a primary center for fundamental research, including theoretical and computational astrophysics, cosmology, high-energy particle physics, condensed matter physics, and biophysics. The Academy hosts a large number of international programs, including visitors, workshops, and Ph.D. schools. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.