University of Rochester Seeks Applicants for PhD Degrees

Earth and Planetary Science Laboratory group at the University of Rochester seeks highly motivated applicants for PhD degrees. The group performs cutting-edge numerical simulations to model planetary impact processes, formation and evolution of terrestrial planets and moons in the solar and extra solar systems as well as geodynamic processes of planetary interiors. The goal of the research is to deepen our understanding of the planetary systems by combining numerical models with geological, geophysical, geochemical, and astronomical observations. We have dedicated access to high performance computing facilities and a strong connection with the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) on campus.

Students with strong backgrounds in physics and computer science are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences ( and the Department of Physics and Astronomy ( by January 15, 2019. For more information, please contact Professor Miki Nakajima (