Diffusion PNCG – n° 205 – 20 janvier 2021

1. Bilan de l’AO PNCG 2021

2. Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge – Hector de Vega

3. Postdoc position at Stockholm University

4. Postdoctoral Research Associate on SPHEREx at Rochester Institute of Technology

Envoyez svp vos propositions d’annonces à l’adresse : pncg@iap.fr
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1. Bilan de l’AO PNCG 2021

Nous avons reçu 45 demandes qui ont été examinées lors de la réunion du conseil du 5 et 7 novembre 2020.

Bien que le budget final ne soit pas connu, les porteurs de projets ont été prévenus des résultats des délibérations. Un bilan (provisoire) de cet AO est posté sur le site du PNCG : 

Nous notons en particulier une diminution du nombre de demandes et des montants demandés, sans doute en lien avec la crise sanitaire.

Transmis par le bureau du PNCG

2. Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge – Hector de Vega
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– Programme 2021: Informations and background: https://chalonge-devega.fr/Programme2021.pdf

– Thursday 21 January, in remote 16h00 Paris Time: 
From simulations of binary black holes to insights into astrophysics and gravitational waves
Prof Carlos O. Lousto’, RIT/Math. Scs, co-director CCRG Rochester NY

– Programme 2021 Nobel Lectures in Physics organisé par Norma Sanchez, in remote 16h00 Paris Time:

  • Thursday 28 January 2021: 
    Quantum Black Holes.
    Prof. Dr Gérard ‘T HOOFT, Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University and Spinoza Institute
  • Wednesday 3 February 2021: 
    A Forty-Year Journey.
    Prof. Dr Reinhard GENZEL, Nobel Prize in Physics,Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching
  • Wednesday 10 February 2021: 
    Gravitational-Wave Detections.
    Prof. Dr Barry C. BARISH, Nobel Prize in Physics, LIGO Caltech Laboratory, LSCEC, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • Thursday 4 March 2021: 
    Exoplanets Research.
    Prof. Dr Didier QUELOZ, Nobel Prize in Physics, Professor at the Cavendish Laboratory-Astrophysics, Cambridge UK and Geneva University
  • Thursday 8 April 2021: 
    Getting JWST ready, what it can do. New observational techniques for adaptive optics using orbiting laser guide stars. Wouldn’t it be great to have nearly perfect imaging at visible wavelengths with the ELT?Prof. Dr John C. MATTER, Nobel Prize in Physics and Chalonge Medal, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, Cosmology, JWST SPS, Greenbelt

Other Lectures in the Programme : Adam Riess, Brian Schmidt, George Smoot, and other lecturers…

-On line Registrations:
-More informations:
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3. Postdoc position at Stockholm University
Deadline: 9 Feb 2021

This is an advertisement for a postdoc position at Stockholm University, funded by the Swedish Space Agency, to work on the design and testing of millimeter-wavelength absorbers for the LiteBIRD satellite.
The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics at Stockholm University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow focusing on the design and testing of lightweight metamaterial candidates for broadband millimeter-wavelength absorbers to be used by the LiteBIRD satellite. The Centre houses research groups from Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The Centre hosts a vibrant research programme on dark matter, dark energy, transient and multimessenger astrophysics, structure formation, and related particle physics questions, including LHC-based studies. Theoretical activities at the Centre include particle and astroparticle phenomenology, neutrino theory, gravitation and string theory. 

We are advertising a 2-year postdoc position, funded by the Swedish Space Agency, to work on the development and testing of mm-wavelength absorbers for the LiteBIRD satellite. The project involves further development of existing technologies while optimizing for broadband and wide-angle absorption, low mass, and cryogenic robustness. The custom materials will be tested against well-known absorber solutions under a range of conditions mimicking those that will likely be seen in a 4th-generation CMB satellite, LiteBIRD led by JAXA, observing at frequencies covering 40-400 GHz.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to proven experience in mm-wavelength instrumentation, particularly experience with quasi-optical testing for experiments observing the cosmic microwave background. Similarly, any experience with testing of mm-wavelength telecommunication systems is beneficial. We are looking for driven candidates with strong ability to work both individually and in groups.
AAS announcement: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/570633e0
SU application system: https://www.su.se/english/about-the-university/work-at-su/available-jobs?rmpage=job&rmjob=p13992

transmis par J. Gudmundsson

4. Postdoctoral Research Associate on SPHEREx at Rochester Institute of Technology

Deadline: February 1, 2021

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher in astrophysical data analysis with immediate effect. The successful candidate will work as part of the Experimental Cosmology Laboratory with Dr. Michael Zemcov, primarily focused on data pipeline construction and science extraction for the SPHEREx experiment (see http://spherex.caltech.edu). The postdoc is expected to spend most of their time on SPHEREx tasks, but may also be involved in personal or other projects in RIT’s Experimental Cosmology Lab (examples include the TIME sub-mm spectrometer and the CIBER-2 sounding rocket). If of interest, RIT permits postdoctoral researchers to be primary instructor on undergraduate Physics and Astronomy courses, which can be negotiated as part of a plan of work.

A successful candidate must hold a PhD in astronomy, physics (experiment), or a related field by the starting date of the position. Experience in astronomical instrumentation or data analysis, whether on ground-based, sub-orbital, or orbital, is preferred. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research interests, and the names of three references, with the package prepared as suggested in the AAS Postdoctoral Application Guidelines (https://jobregister.aas.org/postdoc-application-guidelines). The application should be submitted online at http://careers.rit.edu/staff; search openings, then search for position number 5443BR.

Complete applications received by 31 January 2021 will receive full consideration; however, applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. The earliest starting date of the appointment is August 2021. The appointment is initially for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year based on performance and availability of funding.

AAS: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/be353a33

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