Postdoctoral positions in Computational Relativistic Astrophysics division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam

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The "Computational Relativistic Astrophysics" division at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (the Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam led by Masaru Shibata (director) announces the opening of postdoc appointments. A few postdoctoral positions for 2+1 years will be available.

The "Computational Relativistic Astrophysics" division is currently composed of one group leader (Kenta Kiuchi), 4 senior scientists (Shinya Wanajo, Takami Kuroda, Sho Fujibayashi, Kyohei Kawaguchi), and 9 postdoc researchers and focuses on several research topics in theoretical astrophysics, computational astrophysics, and general relativity. The current members in this division are working, e.g., in (i) numerical relativity with neutrino-radiation hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, and viscous-hydrodynamics for merger and post-merger of neutron-star binaries and stellar collapse to black holes; (ii) modeling electromagnetic counterparts (kilonovae, short gamma-ray bursts, radio flare, precursors, etc) associated with neutron-star mergers and stellar explosions; (iii) nucleosynthesis calculation associated with neutron-star mergers and stellar explosions; (iv) studies for the formation processes of a variety of black holes; (v) tidal disruption of white dwarfs by a supermassive black hole; (vi) MHD simulations for turbulent accretion disks and neutron stars; (vii) numerical-relativity simulation for supernova explosion; (viii) numerical relativity in alternative theories of gravity. Working on other topics (even for non-relativistic astrophysics) is also encouraged.

The researchers in the "Computational Relativistic Astrophysics" division can use high-performance computers at Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF:

To apply for a postdoctoral position at the AEI in Potsdam, please fill out this form.

Applicants will be asked to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications and statement of research interests. Applicants will need to indicate the names of three referees for recommendation letters. Referees will be notified by email on how to upload the letters (in case of problems referees could send the letters directly to

The deadline for the full consideration is December 3rd, 2023. The positions will be available from any time after April 2024.

The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to provideemployment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender identity, national origin, or disability. The AEI and the Max Planck Society welcome persons with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusion (Code of Conduct). The institute promotes a healthy work-life balance by offering all employees a family support service, cooperation with a nearby international kindergarten, a parent-child office and a nursing room.

For further information, please contact Matthias Blittersdorf:

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