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PhD position in Gravitational Wave Research in Amsterdam

Dec 21, 2018

PhD position in Gravitational Wave Research at University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Faculty of Science – Institute of Physics
Deadline for application is Thursday, 24th January 2019.

GRAPPA/IoP has an opening for a PhD position in Gravitational Wave physics in Dr Samaya Nissanke’s group at the UvA. The group is active in diverse sub-field including multi-messenger astronomy, data analysis, theory, and modeling, and is involved in the Virgo collaboration, the LISA consortium, and 3G science case, and several international electromagnetic follow-up groups. The successful candidate will work primarily on topics in source modeling with Drs. Tanja Hinderer and Samaya Nissanke, with the focus of the projects being open and depending on the candidate’s interests. Projects can range from theoretical perturbative approaches to relativistic two-body dynamics, waveform modeling through combining information from analytical and numerical relativity, tests of General Relativity, black holes, neutron-star matter, dark matter and physics beyond the standard model, multi-messenger astrophysics and cosmology. The successful applicant will also work in close collaboration with the groups of Dr Philipp Moesta (multimessenger astrophysics), Prof. Daniel Baumann (cosmology), Prof. Gianfranco Bertone (dark matter) and Prof. Anna Watts (neutron stars).

GRAPPA, the center of excellence in Astroparticle Physics of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), is a joint effort between the Institute of Physics (IoP) and the Anton Pannekoek Institute (API). It consists of faculty members with a strong interest in experimental and theoretical research into black holes, cosmic rays, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy, early universe cosmology, and string theory. Several of GRAPPA’s faculty members are also affiliated with Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics, which is in close proximity to the UvA building.

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