ORGANISATION/COMPANYRIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
RESEARCH FIELDAstronomy › CosmologyEnvironmental science › Earth scienceGeosciencesPhysics
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE30/11/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Saitama
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
Astrophysical Big Bang Laboratory
RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research
(Chief Scientist: Shigehiro Nagataki)
Our group focuses on unveiling the many mysteries surrounding astrophysical explosive phenomena such as supernovae and gamma ray bursts (we call them "astrophysical big bangs") from a theoretical point of view. Astrophysical big bangs are believed to be the most dreadful bombs in our universe, and yet very little about their explosion mechanisms is known to mankind. Members of astrophysical big bang laboratory (ABBL) use frontier physics in their daily routine to attack these problems in high-energy astrophysics. In many cases, we seek power from the quickly advancing supercomputing resources to make progress in our investigations. These astrophysical big bangs continue to fascinate us with their unknown physics and puzzling astronomical phenomena (e.g. gravitational waves, r-process nucleosynthesis, particle acceleration, high-energy neutrinos, ultra high-energy cosmic rays, gamma-ray emission, etc), and they are commonly regarded as the most representative manifestations of the extreme universe. We are attacking all these problems simultaneously so that we will understand the fuller picture of the most powerful explosions in the universe. We would like to provide state-of-the-art physical interpretations and predictions for future observations by the next-generation astronomical observatories. We are more than passionate to co-operate with fellow RIKEN researchers and all other interested groups in Japan and the globe, and together we will realize a Utopia for researchers in RIKEN.
[Job title and Job description]
Job title, available positions:
Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Scientist one position
Postdoctoral Researcher is defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.
Research Scientist is defined as those with a doctoral degree more than 5 years.
*Job judgment will be decided and decided based on applicant's ability, aptitude etc.
Pioneering Project of RIKEN (FY2019-FY2023) entitled by "Evolution of Matter in the Universe" started on 1st April 2019. The postdoctoral researcher or research scientist is supposed to contribute to one of sub-projects of the pioneering project, "Super-Nuclear Physics in Astrophysical Big Bangs"(PI: Dr. Shigehiro Nagataki, Co-I: Dr. Haozhao Liang). Nuclear-Astrophysics is welcomed in general. Especially, applicants with background of nuclear structure or reaction theory for nuclear-astrophysics are highly welcomed.
Branch and address:
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)
[Start of Employment]
April 1st, 2020 or later than that (Negotiable)
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