Dr. Ioana Duțan

Welcome! My research interests include theoretical and numerical modeling for studying relativistic jets from black holes in active galactic nuclei (AGN) and gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), and plasma shocks and instabilities in such jets.


  • One free position for an undergraduate student to study numerical simulations of relativistic jets
    • Study content:
      • Introduction to black hole physics, relativistic jets, and observational data on active galactic nuclei and gamma-ray bursts
      • Introduction to PIC simulation methods and numerical modeling
      • Submit and run jobs on Frontera supercomputer at TACC, University of Texas
    • Learning outcomes:
      • Acquire basic knowledge on black hole physics and relativistic jets
      • Implement PIC numerical methods to solve a simple setup problem
      • Produce and assess results of PIC simulations using NCAR Graphics and VisIT
    • Prerequisites:
      • Basic knowledge on relativistic electrodynamics and at least one programming language

Current projects


    Institute of Space Science (ISS)
    Atomistilor 409, RO-077125                phone: +40214574471
    Bucharest-Magurele, Romania           fax:      +40214575840
    office:  2.1 (in New Building)                email:   ioana.dutan @ spacescience.ro

Last updated: 11 April 2024