One or more PhD positions at the CUHK gravitational-wave group, Hong Kong, are available starting August 2023. Candidates with experience in areas of gravitational-wave physics or gravitational lensing are encouraged to apply. International candidates with a strong academic background may be recommended to apply for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. The deadline for submitting the full HKPFs applications is 1 December 2022 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00.
How to apply?
To apply, please contact Otto Hannuksela (oahannuksela(at)cuhk.edu.hk) and Tjonnie Li (tjonnie.li(at)kuleuven.be), sending your CV by November 23. Please also submit two reference letters in (https://forms.gle/wJtqBDx8PEGP2HXR8).
About Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme:
Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong's universities. The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$325,200 (approximately US$41,690) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,600 (approximately US$1,740) per year for each awardee for a period up to three years. 300 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2023/24 academic year. For awardees who need more than three years to complete the PhD degree, additional support may be provided by the chosen universities.
More information: https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html
About the group:
The CUHK GW group researches gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time. These waves carry information about some of the most extreme objects in the Universe. Thanks to gravitational-wave detectors' continued development, the current gravitational-wave detectors now make weekly detections when online. Moreover, with the rapidly improving detectors and more detections, many new scientific investigations are expected to become possible. This means there is much exciting work to do in investigating new detection avenues.
The group is a part of the LVK collaboration led by Otto Hannuksela and Tjonnie Li. There are currently six graduate students. The group works on topics ranging from numerical simulations of magnetars to gravitational lensing, waveform modeling, tests of general relativity, and pulsar timing array.