PhD position at the University of Hull in computational chemistry/astrochemistry (dusty interstellar ices)
This project will focus on predicting vibrational signatures of carbon-rich molecules embedded in the ice surface of interstellar dust grains. This will shed light on the nature of the mysterious diffuse interstellar bands that have puzzled astronomers for nearly a century and help develop better chemical networks models. The structural complexity of amorphous ice requires high-performance computing to describe its disordered interaction network. Access to one of the country’s most powerful supercomputers will allow the successful candidate to combine accurate quantum chemical methods with a periodic density functional theory, providing a unique way to compute interactions and vibrational signatures. New high-end data visualisation techniques will be developed with our industry partners.
NOTE: Only one week left to apply!!
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