we kindly invite you to spread the word about our call for a Post-Doc 2 years position at the University of Palermo on “Development of MHD models of the solar corona for the NASA/MUSE mission”.
The MUSE mission is devoted to the study of fine details of the magnetic structures of the solar corona, particularly the dynamics of the plasma and its thermal and morphological evolution.
The use of advanced numerical models describing the interaction between the magnetic field and plasma of the solar corona is of fundamental importance for the interpretation of solar observations. The research aims at the use of advanced MHD models capable of simulating a wide range of solar features (from spicules to coronal arcs and jets) and with a variety of physical mechanisms leading to atmospheric heating (from magnetic reconnection to Alfvén waves to magnetic flux emergence). These models will be used to explore new physical diagnostics that will lead to significant advances in understanding the processes leading to the formation and heating of the solar corona.
The Post-Doc will have the unique chance of joining the MUSE mission at the key stage of building up its scientific potential and will be able to contribute the scientific goals of the mission.
The solar physics group at the University of Palermo has a decades long experience and is internationally renown on the MHD modelling of coronal loops. The Post-Doc will play a crucial role in the group and will interact with staff and PhD students and have access to state-of-the-art computing facilities for the development of MHD models.
More details can be found at: NASA/MUSE MHD Modelling
The deadline for application is January, 11th 2023.
For more information and informal enquires, write to Prof Fabio Reale (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Paolo Pagano (email@example.com)