Excellence Initiative - Research University

University Centre of Excellence “Astrophysics and astrochemistry”

Contactul. Grudziądzka 5, 87-100 Toruń
tel.: +48 56 611 3303
fax: +48 56 622 5397
e-mail: astrochem@umk.pl

PhD offers

The main scientific areas of the Center are astrophysics, quantum chemistry, and theoretical spectroscopy, the tangent point of which is an attempt to understand how planets, stars, and galaxies arise and evolve from interstellar matter. The Center has two research groups that complementarily describe the life cycle of matter in the Universe: the interdisciplinary group TASQ and the astronomical Galaxy group.

We are looking for the PhD students to join us. Projects are a part of Academia Copernicana Interdisciplinary Doctoral School. Education at the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School (Academia Copernicana) lasts 4 years and ends with the submission of a doctoral dissertation. The main objectives of the education program include preparation of the doctoral dissertation, acquiring competences enabling independent scientific research carried out on a national level as well as in international teams, gaining experience facilitating integration of scientific activity with the economic and social environment and acquiring competences to carry out activities related to university teaching. Education of doctoral students is based on the education program adopted by the resolution of the senate and an individual research plan.

Registration in the IRK 2 system: 21-28 June 2021

Admission to the AST Doctoral School: 1 October 2021

Required documents: LINK

A detailed schedule: LINK

Our projects:

Discipline Project Supervisor
astronomy Numerical simulations of Cosmic Ray Propagation in galaxies prof. dr hab. Michał Hanasz
physics Eclectic theoretical design of novel light-harvesting materials dr hab. Katharina Boguslawski, prof. UMK
physics Advancement of unconventional electronic structure methods in the search of efficient organic photo-voltaic solar cells dr hab. Paweł Tecmer, prof. UMK
physics Towards a reliable and efficient descrip2on of electron correla2on effects in large molecules: embedding pCCD-type methods dr hab. Paweł Tecmer, prof. UMK
physics Symmetry-adapted perturbation theory for the description of the photophysical properties of 6uorophores in the presence of solvent dr hab. Piotr Żuchowski, prof. UMK
physics  Ab initio DFT – practical tool for computational chemistry prof. dr hab. Ireneusz Grabowski
physics Effective construction of an accurate semi-local Kohn-Sham DFT correlation functional prof. dr hab. Ireneusz Grabowski
physics Efficient calculations of intrinsic properties of molecular systems prof. dr hab. Ireneusz Grabowski
physics New exchange-correlation hybrid functionals based on range separation prof. dr hab. Ireneusz Grabowski