Open PhD positions opening in Fall 2021: check out our website. We’ll start accepting applications December 5 2020 and the application deadline is January 15 2021.
We are looking for a postdoc in computational astrophysics to lead development of new computational abilities aimed at understanding multi-dimensional evolution of catastrophic interactions of binary stars (mergers, common envelope, compact objects, supernovae). Candidates with experience with simulations of stellar convection, turbulence, and magnetohydrodynamics are particularly encouraged to apply. The position includes competitive salary and research budget on the level of international fellowships. More info here.
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.
See the list of publications to get an idea of the type of work we do.
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
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).