Diffusion PNCG – n° 204 – 6 janvier 2020

1. Bonne Année 2021 ! 

2. e-séminaire de l’action Dark Energy (mardi 12 janvier, 14:00h, remote) 

3. SKA science meeting « A precursor view of the SKA sky » (15-19 March 2021, virtual) 

4. IV Joint ICTP-Trieste/ICTP-SAIFR School on Cosmology: Challenges for the Standard Cosmological Model (January 18-29, 2021, videoconference)

5. Communicating science school for young researchers
6. Seven postdoctoral and three PhD positions on the interface between Quantum Technology and Fundamental Physics 2021 (UK)

7. Postdoctoral research associate on CMB science at Fermilab
8. Tenure Track/Faculty Position for Women in Physics at SISSA

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1. Bonne Année 2021 !
Le Programme National de Cosmologie et Galaxies vous souhaite une année 2021 bonne et prospère !

The Programme National de Cosmologie et Galaxies wishes you an happy and successful new year 2021 !

le bureau du PNCG



2. e-séminaire de l’action Dark Energy (mardi 12 janvier, 14:00h, remote)
Ce mardi 12 janvier  à 14:00 nous aurons le premier e-séminaire  2021 de l’action Dark Energy

New Gaia Calibration of the Hubble Constant, Evidence of Excess ExpansionAdam Riess (UCLA)

Les informations de connection seront fournies le matin sur la liste darkenergy
(inscription sur le site https://listserv.in2p3.fr/cgi-bin/wa?A0=DARKENERGY-L)

Vous etes priés de vous identifier avec votre Prénom et Nom au moment de la connexion.

https://indico.in2p3.fr/event/22845/transmis par A. Blanchard, C. Renault, P. Brax



3. SKA science meeting « A precursor view of the SKA sky » (15-19 March 2021, virtual)
Abstract submission for the 2021 SKA science meeting, entitled “A precursor view of the SKA sky”, is open through our new submission portal:https://skao.eventsair.com/science21/presentation
In the year that marks the establishment of the SKA Observatory, as well as the start of SKA construction activities, we want to bring the focus to science with the new and exciting results that are being produced by the SKA precursors and pathfinders and their implication for SKA. 

The conference will be a fully virtual event, to be held on 15-19 March 2021. 
This new virtual format will allow us to welcome participation across all time zones. 

Our conference will include plenary sessions organised by the SOC, as well as splinter sessions organised independently by the Science Working Groups. 

The registration fee will be £40 per person (£20 for students) and registrations will open early 2021.

Note the following dates concerning the meeting:

Abstract submission closes: 20 Jan 2021
Abstract selection complete: 15 Feb 2021
Conference starts: 15 March 2021
Conference ends: 19 March 2021

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4. IV Joint ICTP-Trieste/ICTP-SAIFR School on Cosmology: Challenges for the Standard Cosmological Model (January 18-29, 2021, videoconference)
In this IVth Edition of the School, in addition to the standard topics we would like to focus on some recent challenges in Cosmology: the recent developments concerning tensions in the standard cosmological model, the modelling and testing of fundamental physics on nonlinear scales and the use of gravitational waves to test cosmology.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School will be held online. We will continue with the format of a 2-week school, with 3 courses each week. Each course consists of 5 60-minutes lectures and we will arrange ample time for discussions.

There is no registration fee.
Application deadline: January 10, 2021

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5. Communicating science school for young researchers
The International Summer School Communicating Science is expected to take place in Berlin in the last week of July or the first week of August 2021. 

Application is open to young researchers who are currently and will be doing research at European universities during summer 2021. 

Participation is free of charge and includes catering during the conference programme. Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed upon consultation. 

Knowledge and experience in science communication is desirable, but not a prerequisite for participation in the event. 

https://www.wissenschaft-im-dialog.de/en/our-projects/international-summer-school/call-for-applications/


6. Seven postdoctoral and three PhD positions on the interface between Quantum Technology and Fundamental Physics 2021 (UK)

The UK consortium uniting the quantum technology and fundamental physics communities is announcing the opening of seven postdoctoral and three PhD positions for addressing fundamental questions related to the early universe and black holes. The essential physical processes of interest occur when gravitational interactions are strong, and quantum effects are important. These situations are difficult to observe and impossible to experiment with. The pressing need for experimental verification of these ideas coincides with huge experimental advances by the quantum technology community. We have formed an interdisciplinary consortium uniting the quantum technology and fundamental physics communities to merge these strands of investigation by employing analogue quantum simulators. The consortium is an interactive network of scientists from seven UK-based research organisations located in St.Andrews, Cambridge, King’s College London, Newcastle, Nottingham, University College London and Royal Holloway University of London.

Postdoctoral & doctoral fellowships will be available in the following areas: 

  • Field Theory Modelling for Laboratory Analogues of the Early Universe (University College London)
    one postdoctoral position to work on computational modelling of non-linear and non-equilibrium phenomena, as related to quantum simulators of the early universe based on ultra-cold atom experiments. Contacts: Hiranya Peiris (h.peiris@ucl.ac.uk) and Andrew Pontzen (a.pontzen@ucl.ac.uk
    Deadline: end of January 2021 (TBC)
  • Black Hole Theory Modelling for Laboratory Analogues of Black Holes (King’s College London)
    one position to work on modelling of quantum black hole processes related to the experimental quantum black hole simulators in optical fibres and hybrid superfluid optomechanical devices at low temperature. Contact: Ruth Gregory (ruth.gregory@kcl.ac.uk
    Deadline: end of January 2021 (TBC)
  • Experimental ultra-cold Atoms Systems for Laboratory Analogues of the Early Universe (Cambridge University)
    one postdoctoral position to work on an ultracold-atom experiment for quantum simulation of non-linear and non-equilibrium processes in the early universe. This work will be based on cold-atom technology, and in particular optical box traps. Contact: Zoran Hadzibabic (zh10001@cam.ac.uk)
    Deadline: end of March 2021 (TBC)
  • Experimental Fibre Optics Systems for Laboratory Analogues of Black Holes (St. Andrews University)
    one postdoctoral position to work on the measurement of oscillations of analogue optical black holes. This system is based on nonlinear fibre optics and tools from quantum optics. Contact: Friedrich Koenig (fewk@st-andrews.ac.uk
    Deadline: 14 February 2021 (TBC)
  • Experimental Superfluid Optomechanics systems, Interferometry and Nanofabrication for Laboratory Analogues of Black Holes(Royal Holloway University of London and Nottingham University)three open postdoctoral and three PhD positions to work on the measurement of hybrid superfluid optomechanical devices at low temperature. This work involves the development of experimental tools to build analogue systems of black holes. The experimental tools in place include state-of-the-art nanofabrication and low temperature facilities, and quantum optomechanics (RF & Optical) platforms. Contacts: Xavier Rojas (xavier.rojas@rhul.ac.uk) and Silke Weinfurtner (silke.weinfurtner@nottingham.ac.uk). 
    Deadline: 14 February 2021 (TBC)

For enquiries about a specific position use the contact details listed above. For general information you may also contact Silke Weinfurtner (silke.weinfurtner@nottingham.ac.uk).

UK consortium: Carlo F Barenghi (Newcastle), Thomas Billam (Newcastle), Ruth Gregory (King’s College London), Gregoire Ithier (RHUL), Zoran Hadzibabic (Cambridge), Friedrich Koenig (St. Andrews), Jorma Louko (Nottingham), Ian Moss (Newcastle), John Owers-Bradley (Nottingham), Hiranya Peiris (UCL), Andrew Pontzen (UCL), Xavier Rojas (RHUL), Pierre Verlot (Nottingham) an Silke Weinfurtner (Nottingham). 

External collaborators: Jonathan Braden (CITA, Canada), Matthew Johnson (Perimeter Institute, Canada), Bill Unruh (UBC, Canada), Ralf Schuetzhold (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany), Joerg Schmiedmayer (TU Vienna, Austria). 

transmis par G. Rousseaux



7. Postdoctoral research associate on CMB science at Fermilab

Deadline: Jan 31, 2021

The Particle Physics Division seeks outstanding applicants for a post-doctoral Research Associate position in cosmic microwave background (CMB) science. This position is aimed at exceptional recent PhD recipients with a proven research record from prior experience in experimental astrophysics and cosmology. Fermilab is leading survey operations for the SPT-3G experiment, which is performing world-leading measurements of the CMB. In addition, Fermilab is actively involved in the design and development of the future CMB-S4 experiment. This position provides the opportunity to participate in the development of new projects targeting related detector development, readout electronics, optical coupling, and detector module R&D capitalizing on the broad range of scientific, computing, engineering, and technical expertise available at the laboratory.

transmis par M. Tristram



8. Tenure Track/Faculty Position for Women in Physics at SISSA

Deadline: Jan 9, 2021

SISSA for Women in Physics: The Physics Area at the « Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati » (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, invites expressions of interest for a faculty position from outstanding female candidates with a strong research record in any of the fields covered by the Area (Astrophysics and Cosmology, Astroparticle Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Physics, Statistical Physics of Biological Systems, Theoretical Particle Physics). The appointment procedure will be activated at the assistant professor, tenure-track, level*.

The successful candidate is expected to work as an independent principal investigator, promoting and leading research activities to complement the current expertise of the present SISSA groups, as well as to attract external funds, take an active part in the SISSA PhD teaching programme, and supervise graduate students (selected on a competitive basis and funded by bursaries provided by SISSA).

Expressions of interest should be sent (in English and via Academic Jobs Online only) preferably by January 9, 2021. 
They should include:

  1. Curriculum Vitae and the names of at least three referees.
  2. Description of current research interests. 
  3. List of ten publications of greatest interest for the selection.

The International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) is a leading research and training institution (PhD School) located in Trieste, Italy. The campus is in a green area on the hills close to Trieste and is efficiently connected to the city by public transport. SISSA offers to its community first rate research facilities (e.g. High Performance Computing facilities) and services (canteen and kindergarten services located on site). The Physics Area at SISSA has connections with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and the National Council for Research (CNR). SISSA is also a founding member of several research Institutes such as IFPU, iGAP and TQT. More information on research in Physics at SISSA can be found here: Physics Area.

*In the Italian system, a tenure-track position corresponds to a « ricercatore TD b », i.e. an assistant professor to be confirmed (on the sole basis of her/his results) as a tenured associate professor within three years after appointment.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17394
transmis par V. Pettorino


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