Via [Ilqgs] email list: POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT PENN STATE IN FUNDAMENTAL GRAVITATIONAL THEORY The Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos expects two openings for post-doctoral positions starting fall 2008 in the areas of general relativity and quantum gravity. Successful candidates will work closely with Abhay Ashtekar and Martin Bojowald. The initial appointment will be for one year and is expected to be renewed for another year subject to satisfactory progress and availability of funds. The gravitational theory group consists of Stephon Alexander, Abhay Ashtekar, Martin Bojowald, Murat Gunaydin and Radu Roiban. In addition Professors Roger Penrose and Jerzy Lewandowski hold visiting professorships at the Institute. Successful candidates will be encouraged to interact also with mathematicians in the Center for Fundamental Theory and with members of the Center for Gravitational Wave Physics. During the current academic year, the Institute has approximately 20 post-docs (including Drs. Tirtho Biswas, Gianluca Calcagni, Laurent Claessens, Golam Hossain, Simone Mercuri, and Andrew Randono in Fundamental Gravitational Theory). For further information on the Institute, see http://www.gravity.psu.edu/ Current areas of research include Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of gravitational theories with non-trivial boundary conditions, black hole dynamics, interface of analytical and numerical relativity, loop quantum gravity, mathematical, conceptual as well as phenomenological issues in cosmology, supergravity and gravitational aspects of string theory and non-commutative geometry. In particular, ideas from both loop quantum gravity and string theory are being applied to fundamental problems of cosmology, analysis of singularity resolution and the issue of information loss. More generally, the Institute provides a rare forum for stimulating exchanges of ideas between different approaches to quantum gravity. Interested candidates should send a CV, a publication list and a statement of research interests/plans and arrange to have three recommendation letters sent directly to: Randi Neshteruk IGC Post-doc Applications 104 Davey Lab #258 Penn State University Park, PA 16802-6300, USA E-mail applications will be accepted provided the material is included as PDF file attachments. They should be sent to: igc-applications--at--gravity.psu.edu The deadline for receipt of all application material is December 31st, 2007. Penn State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.