Diffusion PNCG – n° 196 – 16 septembre 2020

1. AO télescopes nationaux 2021A

2. Campagne CNES thèses 2021

3. Postdoctoral position in Particle Physics / Radio Detection of Axion Dark Matter (CEA Saclay, DPhP)

4. Kavli IPMU Faculty Position in Astrophysics and Cosmology

5. Postdoctoral research position on interstellar dust evolution (CEA-DAp / IAS)

6. Stephen Hawking Fellowships

Envoyez svp vos propositions d’annonces à l’adresse : pncg@iap.fr
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1. AO télescopes nationaux 2021A
Date limite de réponse : 20 octobre 2020, midi (heure de Paris)

L’appel d’offre pour les observations sur les télescopes de 2-m, OHP-193 et TBL, pour le semestre 2021A est en ligne sur le site web de l’INSU : https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/actualite/appel-doffres-telescopes-nationaux-1er-semestre-2021

Transmis par B. Bezard

2. Campagne CNES thèses 2021

Deadline: 5 octobre 2020 minuit

Le CNES attribue chaque année environ soixante-dix allocations de recherche pour des thèses à des jeunes étudiants intéressés par les activités spatiales. Ces allocations doctorales, d’une durée de 3 ans sont impérativement cofinancées par des partenaires industriels ou institutionnels.

Si votre laboratoire est intéressé par accueillir un(e) doctorant(e) en 2021, le CNES invite vos équipes de recherche à soumettre leurs propositions de sujets au CNES jusqu’au 5 octobre 2020 minuit.

Retrouvez sur le site dédié le périmètre thématique de nos allocations doctorales, les interlocuteurs, les modalités de proposition de sujets ainsi que le calendrier complet:

transmis par P. Laudet

3. Postdoctoral position in Particle Physics / Radio Detection of Axion Dark Matter (CEA Saclay, DPhP)

Deadline: end September 2020

In the framework of the ERC project G-LEAD, related to radio detection of axion dark matter, we would like to announce the availability of a post-doc position at the Particle Physics Department of CEA (http://irfu.cea.fr/dphp/en).

Axions are hypothetical particles introduced to solve a limitation of the standard model known as the strong-CP problem. If dark matter is made of axions, it would manifest as an oscillating scalar field weakly coupled to the conventional electromagnetic field. The G-LEAD team is currently building a dish-antenna dark matter detector using large superconducting coils and a sensitive radiometer. The experiment will be located in Saclay and operated by a group including physicists, engineers and technicians from four departments of IRFU (particle physics, instrumentation, cryogenics and magnetism, mechanical engineering). In our detector, the strong magnetic field and specific boundary conditions imposed could lead to a tiny excess of power in the radiometer. The apparatus is aimed at detecting dark-matter-induced signals in a broad frequency range between 10 GHz and 100 GHz.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the project as the responsible person for the building and commissioning of the radiometer. His/her work will include involvement in the simulations, antennas, signal amplification and processing, and data analysis.

Candidates should:
– Have a PhD in physics or instrumentation in relation with detection of radio frequencies
– Have expertise in microwave detection (>10 GHz)
– Be experienced in building and operating radiometers, cryogenic amplifiers, etc.
– Have some interest in high-energy physics and dark matter (though no formal background is required)

The funding is for 3 years, provided by the ERC, and includes provisions for conference travel and equipment.

CEA is a national scientific and engineering agency that plays a major role in fundamental research, energy, information-technology and health in France. CEA’s Saclay research center is located in the greater Paris area about 20 km southwest of the city center. The Particle Physics Department includes leading members working on a wide range of subjects including LHC physics, neutrino experiments, cosmology, dark matter identification and civil applications.

Interested candidates should contact Pierre Brun (pierre.brun@cea.fr) with a CV and letter(s) of recommendation before end September 2020.
The expected starting date of the contract is January 2021 .

transmis par P. Brun

4. Kavli IPMU Faculty Position in Astrophysics and Cosmology

Application deadline is November 15, 2020.

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), The University of Tokyo, invites applicants for faculty position(s) in broad research areas of theoretical, computational, observational astrophysics and cosmology. The research areas include (but are not limited to) galaxy formation and evolution, large-scale structure of the Universe, the cosmic microwave background, physical cosmology, dark matter, dark energy, multi-messenger astronomy, and big data or advanced statistics driven astrophysics/cosmology.

The Kavli IPMU has the ambitious goal to discover the fundamental laws of nature and to understand the universe from the synergistic perspectives of mathematics, theoretical and experimental physics, astronomy, and statistics. It is an international research institute with English as its official language established in October 2007. The Kavli IPMU is a leading institute of two major imaging and spectroscopic surveys, Hyper Suprime-Cam and Prime Focus Spectrograph, at the 8.2m Subaru telescope, and is heavily involved in the next-generation CMB satellite mission, LiteBIRD. The applicants would be encouraged to participate actively in these projects. Junior candidates will be considered for a tenure-track assistant professorship, while exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered for a tenured associate or full professor position. The successful candidate is expected to create a strong synergy between cosmology, astrophysics, and physics to pursue our goal.

We seek to build a diverse, highly interactive membership, and therefore female and international applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. We have a policy to allow full-time members to travel internationally for between 1 and 3 months every year to build a global network for the Institute.

Kavli IPMU is on the Kashiwa campus of the University of Tokyo. More than a half of its full-time scientific members come from outside Japan. The application should include a CV, research statement, publication list, and at least five letters of recommendation.

Kavli IPMU is accepting applications for faculty positions as described:

The search is open until filled, but for full consideration please submit the applications and letters by Nov 15, 2020.

Transmis par T. Matsumura

5. Postdoctoral research position on interstellar dust evolution (CEA-DAp / IAS)
Deadline: December 18, 2020.

The postdoc will work full-time on the spatially-resolved modelling of near-IR-to-cm spectral energy distributions (SED) of nearby galaxies. The goal of the project is to infer constraints on the evolution of interstellar grains in different environments. The data used will be part of the European consortium of the NIKA2 Guaranteed Time program, IMEGIN (P.I. Madden), currently acquiring 1 and 2 mm continuum maps of nearby galaxies at the IRAM-30m telescope. This dataset will be complemented by the multi-wavelength images of the DustPedia sample. The SED modelling will be performed with the THEMIS dust evolution model (Jones et al., 2017) within the hierarchical Bayesian SED fitting code HerBIE (Galliano, 2018).

The postdoc will split his/her time between the Department of Astrophysics (DAp) at CEA-Saclay and the nearby Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS) in Orsay, located 25 km from Paris, France.

We are looking for a researcher, with a PhD at the time of the start of the project, having some expertise in at least one of the following fields:

  • processing and analysis of multiwavelength observations;
  • spectral energy distribution fitting;
  • dust evolution modelling.

2 years, non renewable.

no later than May 2021.

the applicants are invited to send Drs. Frédéric GALLIANO and Anthony JONES (in PDF format, by email: frederic.galliano@cea.fr, anthony.jones@ias.u-psud.fr):

  1. A curriculum vitae;
  2. A statement of current research and future research plans (up to 4 pages);
  3. Names and emails of 3 references.

transmis par F. Galliano

6. Stephen Hawking Fellowships

deadline: 18th November.

The UK is now offering 10 four-year postdoctoral fellowships each year in theoretical physics, and some areas of mathematics and computer science, under the banner of the Stephen Hawking fellowships.

See https://www.ukri.org/funding/funding-opportunities/stephen-hawking-fellowships/

In keeping with Hawking’s name, there is a strong element of public engagement, with funding available for science communication.

The deadline for outline proposals is 18th November.

Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of application, so it seems to be aimed at researchers in their first or second postdoc, not current students, and not those already applying for more senior UK fellowships such as the Ernest Rutherford or Royal Society University Research Fellowships. Open to applicants from any country. Full-time or part-time.

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