Astronomy and Space Science, Mathematics, Physics: Astrophysics
The position is affiliated with Vanderbilt University’s newly formed “Initiative for Gravity, Waves, and Fluids” – a collaborative, interdisciplinary venture. Appointment can be within the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, or joint, depending on a candidate’s expertise.
The Initiative for Gravity, Waves, and Fluids is a research-focused enterprise that cuts across traditional discipline boundaries by providing mathematicians, physicists, and astrophysicists with the resources and space to connect and collaborate on projects of outstanding scientific merit. A current list of members of the Initiative can be found at https://as.vanderbilt.edu/physics/gwaf/. It is anticipated that the Initiative will grow into a vibrant program, with addition of new members, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and substantial resources to support Initiative activities. The Initiative welcomes applications from researchers working in all areas of mathematics and physics connected with:
General relativity: theoretical, mathematical, numerical, or experimental, including, but not restricted to, black holes, gravitational radiation, and multimessenger astrophysics.
Fluid mechanics: theoretical, mathematical, numerical, or experimental, including, but not restricted to, relativistic fluids far from equilibrium.
Evolution of partial differential equations related to fluids and gravity, including, but not restricted to, the geometric analysis of waves and fluids.
The physics and mathematics of neutron star mergers and nuclear collisions.
A PhD in mathematics, physics, astrophysics, or a closely related field.
About Vanderbilt University
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vanderbilt University combines the friendly and supportive atmosphere of a liberal arts college with the excitement and challenge of forefront research. The undergraduate program consists of a focused physics education combined with a wealth of skills from the humanities and social sciences. The bachelor’s degree prepares a student for a career in the private sector or for continuing one's education in physics, astronomy, engineering, law, medicine and many other fields.
Both undergraduate and graduate students actively engage in Departmental research programs that are supported by more than $8 million in external funding annually. These research programs are at the cutting edge of traditional areas of physics as well as being a major contributor to contemporary interdisciplinary institutions and centers.
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