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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.

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.