We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant/Associate to work with Professor Tamara Rogers on the STFC-funded project ‘Internal Gravity Waves in Evolved Stars’. You will also work closely with collaborator Prof. Conny Aerts’ team at University of Leuven.
A variety of observations of evolved stars (photometric, asteroseismic) indicate hydrodynamic (HD) and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) processes (not accounted for in one-dimensional models) are present. Understanding how these processes contribute to the rotational and chemical evolution of a star are necessary if a complete picture of stellar evolution is to be realised.
The objectives of this project are to carry out 3D hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations of the interiors of evolved stars in order to understand how convectively driven internal gravity waves contribute to the rotational and chemical evolution of the stars.
You will work with other members of the team (at Newcastle University and the University of Leuven) to compare results with photometric and asteroseismic observations and to contribute to developing a theoretical model to incorporate these effects into one-dimensional stellar evolution models. Frequent scientific visits between the two institutions are foreseen.
It is essential that you have strong numerical skills and experience, as well as a good understanding of the physics of stellar interiors.
To apply for the position, please visit https://jobs.ncl.ac.uk/ and search for 975 - Research Assistant/Associate