We are looking for 1-2 PhD students to work on catastrophic interactions of binary stars.
We are looking for 2 postdoctoral researchers in Computational and Observational Astrophysics.
We are always interested to work with students on all levels (summer projects, Bachelor, Masters, PhD). Possible topics include core-collapse supernovae, stellar mergers, eclipsing binaries, variable stars, stellar dynamics, (magneto)hydrodynamics, radiation transport, “big data”, etc. Many of these issues are directly related to the important unsolved problems of contemporary astrophysics. The group has access to the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN). Team members work within international collaborations. Please contact us if you’d like to know more.
Students at Charles University can check out some topics in the Student Information System:
- Transients from stellar collisions
- Theory and observations of astronomical transients
- Statistics of classical nova outbursts: testing the shocks in the outflow theory
- Models of core-collapse supernova light curves
- Evolution of remnants of merged stars
Foreign students interested in PhD: Charles University deadline for applications is the end of April, but this requires my endorsement and project and funding plan. I need to receive your information (CV, research statement, recommendation letters, etc.) well in advance, at latest in March.
Postdocs interested in applying for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships: we would be very happy to host your application. Even if you don’t get funded, Czech Republic has various schemes to provide you with equivalent money if your application ranked sufficiently high (interpreted relatively broadly).