Contact:  stephan.rosswog[AT]astro.su.seLocation:  Hamburg, Germany
Three of these postdoc positions are funded by the Excellence Cluster “Quantum Universe” hosted by the University of Hamburg and they are immediately available. Four additional postdoc positions (to be advertised soon) will be funded by the European Research Council in the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant “From inspiral to kilonova” (INSPIRATION).
With its Excellence Cluster “Quantum Universe” the University of Hamburg offers a vibrant international research environment with ample of possibilities to conduct original research across traditional borders. A major motivation for the “Quantum Universe” is to understand mass and gravity and the research team includes leading scientists from mathematics, particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology at Universitaet Hamburg and DESY.
The successful research associates will conduct original research on the timely topic of “Theoretical Multi-Messenger Astrophysics” in the group of Prof. Stephan Rosswog. The particular focus will be on the theoretical/numerical modeling of the electromagnetic and neutrino signals of major gravitational wave sources. Demonstrated expertise in the relevant areas of theoretical astrophysics (general relativity, hydrodynamics, nuclear equations of state, neutrino physics/transport, nuclear reactions and/or radiative transfer) and of computational physics/supercomputing are of particular interest.