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PhD position opened in GRBs

PhD position opened in GRBs

The 2nd public Tender for Young Researchers Candidates for the year 2013 is now published and one PhD position in the field of GRBs is opened.

Mentor: doc. dr. Andreja Gomboc

Deadline for submitting the applications: August 9th, 2013

A student should start his/her training this autumn. Position is for 3.5 years, net salary around 900-1000 Eu/month. Due to short deadline candidates are asked to contact dr. Gomboc directly by e-mail for further information.

Call and other documents are available on the website of the University of Ljubljana.

Review article about Gamma Ray Bursts

Review article about Gamma Ray Bursts

Following the invitation from the editorial board of Contemporary Physics, Taylor & Francis Publishers, Andreja Gomboc, member of our astronomy group, wrote a review article about Gamma Ray Bursts. Article “Unveiling the secrets of gamma ray bursts” was published in the September issue (Contemporary Physics, Vol. 53, Issue 4, p. 339-355, 2012). It is available also on the web: Contemporary Physics Online or arXiv.

Morphological classification of stellar spectra

Morphological classification of stellar spectra

Morphological classification

On May 18 2012 Gal Matijevič and collaborators published a paper in the Astrophysical Journal in which they present a morphological classification of ~350.000 stellar spectra obtained by the project Radial Velocity Experiment.

Among numerous normal stars they discovered several ten thousands of stars with chromospheric emission activity, binary stars and other types of peculiar objects. The paper is based on the locally linear embedding technique introduced a decade ago. The work of Gal Matijevič is one of the first and so far the most sophisticated use of this method in the field of astronomy, and for classifying stellar spectra in particular. Scientific results of the research group continue to be noted in the literature. The paper of Andrej Prša published in 2005 which is a direct result of his PhD project received 205 clean citations already. Members of the research group published 15 scientific articles in the last year (june 2011 – june 2012). In this period the past works coauthored by our team received 598 clean citations in scientific literature.