We invite application for 1-2 postdoctoral positions in the area of computational astrophysics in the research group of Dr. Ondrej Pejcha at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. The successful candidates will lead development of new computational abilities to understand multi-dimensional evolution of catastrophic interactions of binary stars (mergers, common envelope, compact objects), and the associated radiation signatures (transients). The work will be performed within the project “Cat-In-hAT” funded by the ERC Starting Grant to our group.
I briefly visited University of Amsterdam and gave a colloquium on “Cool and luminous outbursts from merging binary stars”. Had a great time.
Michał Pawlak talked about variable stars in ASAS-SN at a seminar at University of Warsaw.
Michał Pawlak talked about ASAS-SN.
Jess McIver from Caltech visited Prague and gave two talks: “Astrophysics with LIGO and gravitational waves” and “Gravitational-wave astrophysics: a new era of discovery”. In addition, she outline some of the problems of contemporary physics including diversity and representation of the population and discussed these issues with the students. The visit was supported by small grant “Role models in physics” from the US Embassy in Prague.
Michał Pawlak gave a talk at Tatranská Lomnica on ASAS-SN and our efforts to combine it with the APOGEE survey.
Congratulations to Dominika Hubová for successfully defending her bachelor thesis “Mass loss from binary stars”, focusing predominantly on gas stream from the vicinity of outer Lagrange point L2!
Michał Pawlak will talk about combining ASAS-SN with APOGEE.
Michał Pawlak is representing us at the IAU General Assembly in Vienna.
Michał Pawlak is now at Cool Stars 20 conference at CfA (Boston), where he gave a table talk poster.