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PhD position in High-energy Astrophysics

Computational Astrophysics
Advertiser: 
The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków, Poland
Deadline: 
14 September 2015
Contact: 
jacek.niemiec@ifj.edu.pl

The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków, Poland, invites applications for a PhD student position in the field of high-energy astrophysics.

The successful applicant will work under a supervision of prof. Jacek Niemiec on the project “Particle acceleration and electromagnetic turbulence production in cosmic plasmas” funded by the Polish National Science Centre within the SONATA BIS program.

The project is focused on studies of non-relativistic and relativistic shock waves and other sources of strong nonthermal emission of high-energy electromagnetic radiation using modern numerical methods, in particular kinetic particle-in-cell (PIC) plasma simulations.

Depending on interests of a candidate the PhD work may partially involve solving the computing issues related to a development and optimization of the numerical code. The research will utilize supercomputers and will be performed within the international collaboration with groups from Germany, Poland, USA, and Spain. 

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