PhD positions in gravitational physics, Dublin, Ireland

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Deadline:  2022-02-20

Location:  Dublin, Ireland

The Relativity Group ( at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at University College Dublin invites applications for two four-year PhD positions commencing in September 2022.

The proposed research is aimed at mathematically and computationally exploring General Relativity and black holes, in order to improve our understanding of how the Universe works. The two advertised projects will study
– the phenomenon of gravitational turbulence, and its potential observational implications through gravitational waves. (Supervisor: Christiana Pantelidou)
– using analytic methods to model the relativistic dynamics of binary black hole systems in the small mass-ratio regime and the gravitational waves emitted. (Supervisor: Chris Kavanagh)

The Relativity Group is a vibrant and active community with 15 members (6 faculty and 9 PhD students), is strongly involved in gravitational wave source modelling and are members of the LISA Consortium. They are also actively involved in the development of the Einstein Toolkit and BHPToolkit.

Application Process
To apply, please prepare the following material and send it by e-mail to relativityphds[AT] before February 20th, 2022, to receive full consideration:

– CV, including your expected or past undergraduate/master degree completion date;
– Grade transcript, with an explanation of the grading scale used, if needed;
– Two reference letters to be sent directly to the e-mail address above from supervisors or University lecturers who know your work.

Brief interviews will be made in late February after the initial shortlist is formed.

These PhD positions will be fully funded. This includes tuition fees, a stipend of EUR 18,500 per annum and a research allowance (to be used for travel and IT).

UCD is an equal opportunity institution. All applicants will receive consideration for the position without regard to gender, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, disability, or any other circumstance. Candidates from underrepresented and traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

You are welcome to send questions or informal inquiries to the address provided.