Postdoctoral Position At Penn State In Fundamental Gravitational Theory

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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.
 

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It will be interesting to see who fills that position.

I'm glad you quoted the whole announcement, Christine, because it gives a thumbnail sketch of the Penn State groups----the people, interests, activities.
 

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