[spsp-members] PostDoc: History, Philosophy & Sociology of Science, Black Hole Initiative, Harvard

Niels Martens martensniels at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 12:01:37 UTC 2023




Applications are invited for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow
position in the History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Science in the Black
Hole Initiative (BHI) at Harvard University and the Smithsonian
Astrophysical Observatory (SAO).  We are looking for candidates interested
in a full range of questions regarding black holes, black hole observation,
theory, or cultural resonance.  The BHI is the first interdisciplinary
research center worldwide to focus on the study of black holes. It is
located within Harvard University at 20 Garden Street in Cambridge, MA.
Current senior members of the BHI include Harvard faculty Peter Galison
(Director; Physics/ History & Philosophy of Science), Ramesh Narayan
(Astronomy); Priya Natarajan (Astronomy); Andy Strominger (Physics); Netta
Engelhardt (Physics);  as well as SAO astronomer Sheperd Doeleman
(Astronomy; Director of the next generation Event Horizon Telescope

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to interact and work
researchers engaging with aspects of fundamental physics, such as the
information paradox, stability of spacetime, accretion flows, and the wide
range of historical, philosophical, and STS topics (including HPS/STS)
involved in the next generation Event Horizon Telescope.

Starting date for BHI postdoctoral fellows is September 1, 2023.
Applications should be

submitted electronically at
https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/opportunities/fellowships/bhi/ by

5:00pm EST, February 25, 2023, but applications will be considered ongoing,
continuing until the position is filled. The grant-funded position is for
two years, renewable for

a third year, contingent on performance and funding. Resources for research

including publication charges and related conference travel will be


Further information about the BHI may be found at

Please direct any questions on the application process to Jessie Chouinard

jessie.chouinard at cfa.harvard.edu, Women and minorities are strongly
encouraged to apply. AAE/EOE.
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