The European Research Council, ERC, has awarded an Advanced Investigator Grant to Axel Brandenburg, professor at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, NORDITA, at the AlbaNova University Center, for research on astrophysical dynamos over a five year period. The project, called AstroDyn, aims to improve the physical understanding of how kinetic energy is converted into magnetic energy in dynamos and thus explain the solar cycle based on turbulence processes. In connection with this grant several new research positions are advertised, among them four PhD student positions tied to the Department of Astronomy at Stockholm University.

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