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Universität Wien
Institut für Mathematik
Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
A-1090 Wien

We announce a Ph.D. position in the area 'Computational Astrophysics'    

at the University of Vienna, Austria, funded by the

Austrian Science Fund (FWF) for an initial period of 2 years with

possible extension for at least a third year.


The successful applicant (m/f/d) will work at the research platform

MMM "Mathematics-Magnetism-Materials" (

c/o Fak. Mathematik Univ.Wien, as a member of the

ACORE group ( on numerical methods and

computer simulations for magnetohydrodynamics of the solar surface,

in particular on developing the ANTARes code. 


The successful applicant is expected to


- Develop and implement new numerical methods for

  Computational (Magneto) Hydro Dynamics,

  e.g. Operator splitting methods and (symplectic) time integrators,

- Apply them in large-scale, highly parallelized simulations of the

  solar surface,

- Visualize and interpret the results


Candidates interested in this position hold a master's degree in applied

mathematics,  computational sciences, computational physics or a

master's degree in (astro)physics with focus on numerical mathematics

and scientific computing. Experience in numerical modelling and

programming skills in either C/C++ or Fortran are expected.


The candidate should be eligible for a doctoral study in natural

sciences/mathematics at the University of Vienna.


Candidates must already be authorized to work in the EU.

The application by e-mail contains the following attachements:


a) 1/2 page motivation letter

b) 1 page CV, with a report on university credits

c) a proof of language skills, if not native speakers of English or German

d) a summary of research work (including publications)

e) names of two scientists willing to write a recommendation letter


Applications are sent to the PI of the project at


Applications are welcome until the position is filled.


Othmar Koch (Wolfgang Pauli Institute Vienna),

Friedrich Kupka (Univ. Appl. Sciences Technikum Wien & WPI), and

Norbert Mauser (MMM c/o Fak. Mathematik Univ. Wien).

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Dr. Othmar Koch