HIP NEWS September 19th 2016

HIP NEWS September 19th 2016

Open positions / Post-doctoral positions at the Faculty of Science now open for applications; DL October 3rd, 2016
The Faculty of Science is searching for up to ten post-doctoral fellows for 2+1 year contracts. The call for these positions is now open, deadline for the applications is October 3rd, 2016. Decisions on the positions will be made by January, 2017. The employment starts at the latest on October 1st, 2017, but this can be negotiated to be earlier.

More information can be found from the University’s recruitment portal, see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/postdoctoral-positions-in-kumpula-science-campus

Due date: Monday, October 3, 2016

Announcement: Väisälä Foundation’s scholarships, deadline 26th September 2016
Väisälä Foundation’s scholarships in natural sciences can be applied from 19th August to 26th September 2016.
Applications shall be made by electronic means only. For detailed instructions, see http://www.acadsci.fi/apurahat-ja-palkinnot/haettavat-apurahat/vaisalan-rahasto.html (in Finnish)

Tuesday 20 September 2016 at 10.15 in A315
Tyler Gorda (Helsinki)
Global properties of rotating neutron stars with QCD equations of state

Abstract: This talk will discuss a numerical study of global properties of rotating neutron stars using the allowed band of QCD equations of state derived by Kurkela et al. (2014). This band is constrained by chiral effective theory at low densities and perturbative QCD at high densities, and is thus, in essence, a controlled constraint from first-principles physics. Previously, this band of equations of state was used to investigate non-rotating neutron stars only; now these results are extended to any rotation frequency below the mass-shedding limit. Mass-radius curves, allowed mass-frequency regions, radius-frequency curves for a typical 1.4-solar-mass star, and the values of the moment of inertia of the double pulsar PSR J0737-3039A are computed. I also present limits on observational data coming from these constraints, and identify values of observationally relevant parameters that would further constrain the allowed region for the QCD equation of state.

Finnish for international personnel, autumn 2016
The AUTUMN 2016 course programme is available at helsinki.fi/finnishcourses
Registration form https://flamma.helsinki.fi/en/notifications/finnish-autumn16

Please check also http://www.helsinki.fi/trainingcalendar

F. Bezrukov 30.9. – 5.10. (FM)
M. Viel 26.9. – 29.9.2016 (FM)

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