Three PhD positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology, Valencia, Spain

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Deadline:  2023-07-20

Location:  Valencia, Spain

The group of Computational Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology of the Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Mathematics, of the University of Valencia (Spain) invites applications for three PhD positions. The focus of the research will be on numerical simulations of extragalactic, relativistic jets at parsec scales and in cosmological environments, and the development of numerical methods for hyperbolic differential equations with stiff source terms (with applications to resistive relativistic MHD, strong cooling systems, etc.). The group comprises faculty members Pablo Cerda-Duran, Isabel Cordero-Carrion, Jose Antonio Font, Jose Maria Marti, Susana Planelles, Manel Perucho, Vicent Quilis and Alejandro Torres-Forne, non-tenured faculty members Milton Ruiz and Nicolas Sanchis-Gual, postdoc Raimon Luna, and over ten PhD students.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates interested in using and developing our numerical codes to study different scenarios in the field of Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology. The specific topics that will be covered by the PhD projects are:

– Jet physics from formation to parsec scales, led by Jose’ Maria Marti, Manel Perucho.
– Numerical methods for hyperbolic systems with stiff source terms, led by Isabel Cordero-Carrion.
– AGN feedback and its role in galaxy/cluster evolution, led by Susana Planelles, Manel Perucho, Vicent Quilis.

Interested candidates must hold a Master in Physics or Mathematics. The appointment is for a period of 3 years. The expected starting date is Autumn 2023. Yearly gross salary will be around 22 kEuros.

Applicants should submit a short declaration of interest and a CV to Manel Perucho (manel.perucho[AT] before July 20th 2023. Please, contact us in the case that you have any questions.

The University of Valencia is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion encouraging applications from women and/or other underrepresented groups.

Toni Font and Manel Perucho, on behalf of the group.