University of Padua: Post-doctoral fellowship in computational wave physics

The sonar of dolphins: numerical modeling of bone-conducted waves

We are currently looking to fill a post-doc position in computational acoustics/seismology at the University of Padua, Department of Geosciences. The post-doctoral fellow that we shall hire will work towards the adaptation of SPECFEM (or some alternative code for modeling the propagation of elastic waves in complex media) to problems in bioacoustics. Specifically, we shall study the conduction of waves in biological tissues, with implications for the functioning of biosonar, and in general the nature of the auditory system in toothed whales.

This position is part of “SWIM: aSsessing the Impact of offshore Wind turbines on Marine mammals in the Adriatic Sea”, a collaborative project funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, in the framework of the NextGenerationEU program. The position will be open until a suitable candidate is recruited: if interested, please contact prof. Lapo BOSCHI ( at your earliest convenience.

All applications will be considered, but ideally we are looking for a candidate with a background in the quantitative sciences (physics, applied maths, engineering, computer science, geophysics) and, possibly, some experience in numerical modeling/high performance computing.

The GFCM Forum on Fisheries Science in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (Fish Forum)

The 2nd edition of the GFCM Forum on Fisheries Science in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (Fish Forum) will take place in Antalya, Türkiye from 19 to 23 February 2024.

This 2nd edition is hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Türkiye and the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The Fish Forum, biggest scientific gathering dedicated to fisheries and related issues in the region, is an endorsed activity in support of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). This major event for the Mediterranean and the Black Sea will provide a unique platform for discussions on fisheries research, social and economic science, and oceanography.

Climate change and innovative technologies will be the main themes of Fish Forum 2024.

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