Tartu Observatory / University of Tartu in Estonia invites applications for a PhD position in galaxy physics. The successful applicant will investigate how the inclusion of the subtle effect of dynamical friction could influence the outer shape of galaxies and other structures. This work can lead to a novel way of studying the problem of dark matter.
Tartu Observatory is among the leading astronomical research institutes in Northern Europe; its strongest research output is in the field of galaxies and the large scale structure of the Universe. It offers a vibrantly modern and friendly work environment and conducts research in a broad and active international collaboration. It currently hosts 22 staff members and 5 PhD students in astrophysics.
The successful applicant should have a background in astrophysics and basic programming knowledge (R, Python, C++, and Fortran have a slight preference). Candidates with a background and interest in galaxies are especially encouraged to apply.
The deadline for the application is May 15. Use this form to apply. The name of the project is "Using dynamical friction to investigate the properties of dark matter", (supervisors R. Kipper, E. Tempel) under Chemical and Physical Sciences - Space Research and Technology. For more details on the application process and the required documents, send message here: [email protected]. More information for applicants is found here. For queries about the PhD project, send mail to: [email protected]
The interviews will be conducted during June 2022 and the starting date is Sept 1st 2022