Multiple PhD and Postdoc positions: Computational Relativistic Astrophysics

Study in:Germany
Deadline: 15 January 2018

The Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (the Albert Einstein Institute) invites applications for several postdoc and PhD positions. The postdoctoral positions will be available at different levels, depending on experience and seniority, and can last for different number of years. This new division, led by Dr. Masaru Shibata, will be established on January 1st 2018.

Starting date: August 2018, but they may also start earlier

Research areas:

  • numerical relativity with matter, in particular, neutrino-radiation-hydrodynamics, magneto-(radiation-)hydrodynamics, and viscous-radiation-hydrodynamics, for mergers of neutron-star binaries (binary neutron stars and black hole-neutron star binaries), long-term evolution of the merger remnants, and stellar collapse to a black hole and a neutron star,
  • modeling of gravitational waves from neutron-star binaries based on numerical-relativity gravitational waveforms,
  • modeling of electromagnetic counterparts (macronovae/kilonovae, short gamma-ray bursts, etc.) associated with neutron-star mergers, including the studies of r-process nucleosynthesis,
  • studies of the formation processes for a variety of black holes (stellar-mass, intermediate-mass, and supermassive black holes), and gravitational-wave and electromagnetic signals associated with the formation processes,
  • studies of phenomena associated with supermassive black holes, e.g., tidal disruption of stars by supermassive black holes and emission of gravitational waves by extreme mass-ratio inspirals (EMRIs),
  • numerical relativity beyond general relativity


  • To apply for PhD or Postdoc position at the AEI, fill out the online form. Alomg with the application upload the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Statement of research interests
  • Names of 3 referees for recommendation letters; referees will be notified by email on how to upload the letters (in case of problems referees could send the letters directly to

For more information:

Dr. Masaru Shibata

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
Fellowship Level Doctoral/Postdoctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline January 15th, 2018

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