Two postdoctoral positions in gravitational physics at the University of Mississippi

Saturday, February 27, 2021

The gravity group at the University of Mississippi invites applications for two postdoctoral researchers in gravitational physics and astrophysics. One postdoctoral position will focus on numerical relativity and tests of theories beyond GR, and will be supported by NSF–2047382. The second postdoctoral position will focus on gravitational-wave astrophysics and data-analysis. Each position is for two years, with potential for renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding. A PhD in physics/mathematics/astronomy is required by the time of the initial appointment.

The successful applicants will also develop and advance independent research programs, collaborate with UMiss gravity group faculty (Leo Stein, Anuradha Gupta, and Luca Bombelli) on their research, and help to train UM students. UMiss is a member of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaboration, and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), the LISA consortium, and will thus provide ample opportunities to collaborate with other SXS, LSC, and LISA member institutions.

The nominal starting date for the positions is Sep. 1, 2021, but is flexible.

Applicants should submit an application by sending an email to <grpostdoc@phy.olemiss.edu>, including: a complete CV in PDF format (including publication list); a research proposal which covers research interests and experience; and contact information for three professional references who may provide letters. Please arrange for your references to also mail letters to this same address. Use the email subject “Gravity postdoc.”

Review of applications will begin Apr. 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Please direct questions about the positions to Anuradha Gupta <agupta1@olemiss.edu>, and Leo Stein <lcstein@olemiss.edu>.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Postdoctoral research position in gravitational physics at the University of Mississippi

Monday, August 27, 2018

The gravity group at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in gravitational physics / astrophysics, with emphasis on: strong-field gravity, compact objects, gravitational waves, testing general relativity, numerical relativity, gravitational-wave data analysis, and related topics. A PhD in physics/mathematics/astronomy is required by the time of the initial appointment. Candidates should have expertise in analytical relativity and/or numerical computing, ideally both. The position is for two years, with potential for renewal for a third year contingent on performance and funding.

The successful applicant will develop and advance their own independent research program, collaborate with UM gravity group faculty (Luca Bombelli, Marco Cavaglia, and Leo Stein) on their research, and help to train UM students.

Applicants should submit an application by sending an email to <grpostdoc@phy.olemiss.edu>, including: a complete CV in PDF format (including publication list); a research proposal which covers research interests and experience; and contact information for three professional references who may provide letters. Letters are not requested at this time; these will be solicited later. Use the email subject “Gravity postdoc”.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about the position to Leo Stein <lcstein@olemiss.edu>.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

The intense life and death of stars (sweetened by coffee, tea and a pastry)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The second Oxford Science Café will be on Tuesday November 15. Dr. Jocelyn Read will talk of “the Intense life of stars after death.” Lots of time for questions and conversations afterwards. Everyone is invited, and children are welcome! Lusa Pastry Café, 1120 North Lamar, Oxford MS 38655, 6pm - 7pm.

Read the story on zing!

Schedule of Oxford Science Cafes and more info at this link.