At the Review meeting in February 2017 posters for 58 proposals were presented. Following the review meeting the reviewers submitted their recommendations to DFG. Final decisions by the Hauptausschuss of DFG have been sent out in mid July 2017.
Successful projects include temporary positions for PhD students and Postdocs.
Below you can find a list of already announced positions. As soon as announcements for more positions are out, we will we will add them to the list below.
Observing and modeling young transiting planets
The key physical-chemical processes determining the Composition and Temperature of (exo)planetary atmospheres
|PD||M. Rengel||Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen||15.03.2018|
Exploring the Diversity of Exoplanets in the Mass-Density Diagram
Thüringer Landessternwarte (TLS)
|Pebble accretion and the composition of exoplanets||PhD||C. Dullemond||Zentrum für Astronomie (ZAH), Heidelberg University||link||passed|
|PD||C. Dullemond||Zentrum für Astronomie (ZAH), Heidelberg University||link||passed|
The erosion of planetary atmospheres
|PhD||E. Guenther||Thüringer Landessternwarte (TLS)||30.09.2017|
|The Formation and Evolution of resonant planetary Systems||PD||W. Kley||Institut für Astronomie & Astrophysik Universität Tübingen||15.09.2017|
|Characterization of young accreting planets||PhD||S. Wolf||Universität Kiel||01.10.2017|
|Interior-atmosphere feedbacks and the nature of detected sub-Neptunian planets.||PhD||N. Tosi||TU-Berlin||link||15.10.2017|
|Interior-atmosphere feedbacks and the nature of detected sub-Neptunian planets||PhD||M. Godolt||TU-Berlin||31.10.2017|
|Higher-order atmospheric effects in the optical occultations and phase curves of exoplanets||PhD||A. García Muñoz||TU-Berlin||link||31.10.2017|
|Detection and Characterization of sub-Jovian Planets with NGTS (Next Generation Transit Survey)||PhD||H. Rauer||TU-Berlin||link||31.10.2017|
|Exploring the Diversity of Exoplanets in the Mass-Density Diagram||PD||H. Rauer||TU-Berlin||31.10.2017|
|4 positions on differentProjects||2 PD & 2PhD||Ansgar Reiners Sandra Jeffers||Institute for Astrophysics Göttingen (IAG)||link||05.01.2018|
Projects in more detail
Contact: C. Dullemond Univ. Heidelberg PhD position job announcement
The project will address the question of how rocky (exo-)planets form through the accretion of "pebbles". The goal is to find out how a protoplanet, which is being bombarded with large numbers of small pebble-size "dirty snowballs", will react to this accretion stream. Will its accretional heat or its pseudo-atmosphere cause the evaporation of the ices from these "pebbles" before they reach the surface? Will this limit the accretion flow and/or affect the young planet's future composition?
The project involves numerical modeling, both using existing hydrodynamics codes as well as developing one's own numerical models. Candidates should have an interest in computational physics, i.e. in numerical modeling, programming, and in designing algorithms to model physical processes. Prior experience in computational physics is considered to be an advantage, but not strictly necessary. A lack of astronomy background is not a problem (enrolling in the IMPRS program in Heidelberg will solve this), but a strong physics background is a prerequisite.
Contact: C. Dullemond Univ. Heidelberg Postdoc position job announcement
The goal of the project is to develop a new computational method to follow the growth of planetary embryos by combining an N-body code with a Monte Carlo model. The ultimate goal is to be able to compute the composition of the final rocky planets.