The Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University invites applications for one or more PhD-students in Astronomy directed towards Supernova research. Reference number SU FV-3037-13.
The department consists of about 12 faculty professors/lecturers, another 15 senior and postdoctoral researchers, and over 20 PhD students. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and has an international character. Most Stockholm researchers have an international background and English is commonly used both at the department and in daily life.
Supernovae are exploding stars marking the endpoint of a stellar life. The supernova group at the Department of Astronomy works both observationally and theoretically on understanding the explosions of massive stars as core-collapse supernovae. This project is connected to the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) and its future upgrade, the Zwicky Transient Facility. In this supernova survey we use telescopes at Palomar to discover supernovae at an early stage – ideally on the same night they exploded. This opens up a new window to study the early phases of these explosions and to link them to their progenitor stars.
To be accepted for the PhD programme in astronomy, the applicant should have a University degree in Astronomy or Physics at the advanced level (e.g. a Masters). Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and gives equal opportunities for all.
In order to apply for this position, please use the Stockholm University web-based application form – in English: http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/phd-studies/phd-student-positio...
The applicant must ask the reference persons to send their recommendation letters directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference SU FV-3037-13 in the subject line.
Questions about the research can be sent to: Jesper Sollerman (email@example.com)
Applications received before November 20, 2013 will receive full attention.