We are offering a 3-year PhD fellowship in protoplanetary discs and planet formation at the University of Milan commencing 1 October 2022. The application deadline is July 18 2022. Candidates must obtain a Master Degree and a B2 English Certificate by September 30 2022 at the latest. The official language of the PhD school is English.
The PhD student will join a research group funded by the ERC Starting Grant DiscEvol, led by Giovanni Rosotti. The newly established group focuses on developing theoretical models to be compared with observations coming from the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and other telescopes. The main research question consists in identifying which processes drive disc evolution, distinguish whether discs are predominantly turbulent or if their evolution is driven by MHD winds. Other research questions studied by the group concern the prevalence and the properties of planets embedded in proto-planetary discs. The group has a theoretical focus but it is involved in a numer of large observational efforts, such as the ALMA Large Programmes exoALMA and AGE-PRO. This position is therefore open to candidates interested in developing theoretical models, as well to candidates interested in undertaking observational projects.
In the broader context of the University of Milan, there are strong synergies with the groups of Giuseppe Lodato and Stefano Facchini, who are also active in the field of planetary formation.
Details on how to apply can be found on the PhD school website and at this additional link. In addition to the application documents, candidates need to arrange for two letters of reference to be sent by July 18 to [email protected].
Informal enquiries regarding the position are warmly encouraged and may be addressed to Giovanni Rosotti.
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