PhD student position in Theoretical Work in Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Pre-doctoral/Graduate Positions
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Stockholm University
Department Name: 
Physics Department
Street Line 1: 
AlbaNova Universitetscentrum
Street Line 2: 
Roslagstullsbacken 21
City: 
Stockholm
State/Province: 
Stockholm
Zip/Postal: 
10691
Country: 
Sweden
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Physics invites applications for a PhD student position in theoretical work in cosmology and astroparticle physics. The dark matter and dark energy constitute 95 % of the content of the Universe, yet their nature is as yet unidentified. In this project, the student will work on these problems. Regarding the dark matter, the student will work to propose novel detection ideas, and will also work to understand theoretical interpretation of existing experiments. 

Project description: The dark matter and dark energy constitute 95 % of the content of the Universe, yet their nature is as yet unidentified. In this project, the student will work on these problems. Regarding the dark matter, the student will work to propose novel detection ideas, and will also work to understand theoretical interpretation of existing experiments. Several experiments have seen anomalous results and the question is whether the dark matter has already been detected. In addition, Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, among the best candidates for dark matter, can power dark stars; these are stars that consist of atomic matter but are powered by dark matter, and should be seen in upcoming telescopes. The student will work on aspects of dark stars as well. Thirdly, theoretical understanding of dark energy requires new ideas and the student will work towards that goal.

We would also like to make students aware of the possibility to apply to the open positions within any field of Experimental or Theoretical Physics, advertised by the Physics Department (reference number SU FV-1101-18 and SU FV-1102-18 respectively).

Closing date: 24 April 2018. Note, however, that applications submitted after the deadline will be considered if the position has not been filled. In that case, please send application material directly to Katherine Freese (e-mail below).

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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See application portal linked above
Institution/Company: 
Stockholm University
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Katherine Freese
Email: 
katie.freese@fysik.su.se