PhD positions in gravitational-wave astrophysics, Hong Kong

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Deadline:  2023-10-15

Location:  Hong Kong

One or more PhD positions at the CUHK GW group, Hong Kong, are available starting August 2024. Candidates with experience in areas of gravitational-wave physics or gravitational lensing are encouraged to apply. International candidates with a strong academic background may be recommended to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.

How to apply?
To apply, please submit your CV to Otto Hannuksela (oahannuksela[AT] and Tjonnie Li (tgfli[AT] by October 15, 2023. Additionally, arrange for two reference letters to be submitted through the provided online form (

About Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme:
Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s universities.

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$325,200 (approximately US$41,690) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,600 (approximately US$1,740) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years. 300 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2023/24 academic year. For awardees who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities.

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About the group:
The CUHK GW group researches gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time. These waves carry information about some of the most extreme objects in the Universe. Thanks to gravitational-wave detectors’ continued development, the current gravitational-wave detectors now make weekly detections when online. Moreover, with the rapidly improving detectors and more detections, many new scientific investigations are expected to become possible. This means there is much exciting work to do in investigating new detection avenues.

The group is a part of the LVK collaboration and is led by Otto Hannuksela and Tjonnie Li. The group works on topics ranging from numerical simulations of magnetars to gravitational lensing, waveform modeling, tests of general relativity, and pulsar timing arrays.