School on Physics and Astrophysics of Gravitational Waves, Bad Honnef, Germany

A Bad Honnef physics school on physics and astrophysics of gravitational waves will be held from 08 to 13 September 2019 at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef. The School is a theoretical school which teaches the physics and astrophysics of gravitational waves in view of full-fledged applications. Basic knowledge of general relativity and relativistic astrophysics on the level of a Bachelor curriculum is expected. Discussion and exercise sessions will allow the participants to deepen their understanding of the lectures. Advanced participants are invited to present posters or to give short talks.

* Theory of gravitational waves (Luc Blanchet, CNRS, Sorbonne Universite’, Paris)
* Stochastic gravitational wave backgrounds (Valerie Domcke, DESY, Hamburg)
* Gravitational wave detection (Gabriela Gonzalez, Louisiana State University)
* Gravitational waves from binary black holes (Mark Hannam, University of Cardiff)
* Gravitational wave data analysis II (Piotr Jaranowski, University of Bialystok)
* Gravitational waves from isolated neutron stars (Kostas Kokkotas, University of Tuebingen)
* Gravitational wave data analysis I (Andrzej Krolak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
* Gravitational waves from stellar core collapse (Ewald Mueller, MPI for Astrophysics, Garching)
* Computational astrophysics of neutron stars (Luciano Rezzolla, Goethe University of Frankfurt)
* Focussed introduction to general relativity (Gerhard Schaefer, University of Jena)
* (Evening talk) Testing general relativity: 100 years of light deflection (Claus Laemmerzahl, ZARM, University of Bremen)

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We are looking forward to meeting you in Bad Honnef, the organizers
Bernd Bruegmann, Kostas Kokkotas, Gerhard Schaefer

PhD position in accretion flows onto black holes, Frankfurt, Germany

The group of Relativistic Theoretical Astrophysics invites applications for one PhD position to carry out research in Relativistic and Computational Astrophysics, at Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The candidates should have a MSc in physics or applied mathematics and a strong background in astrophysics, general relativity and have been exposed to the basics of computational physics. Proficiency in a programming language will be considered an important added value.

The successful applicant will be part of a lively research group recently set-up at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Frankfurt am Main and concentrate on the modelling of accretion flows onto supermassive black holes.

The application should comprise a CV, a list of the courses attended, and a summary of the research carried in the MSc. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Applications will be have to be sent by 28.02.2015 for full consideration. The position is expected to start on 15.04.2015, but earlier or later appointments can be negotiated.

Applications should be made electronically and sent to Luciano Rezzolla (rezzolla[AT] and CC-ed to Fr. Astrid Steidl: steidl[AT]