Diffusion PNCG – n° 224 – 10 novembre 2021

1. Cosmological Frontiers of Fundamental Physics, 2022 (11 – 13 January 2022, Brussels)
2. Cosmic Dust XIII (August 22-26, 2022, Fukuoka, Japan)
3. Galaxy Clusters 2022: Challenging Our Cosmological Perspectives (April 25-29, 2022, Virtual)
4. Postdoc Position in Chile
5. Three post-doctoral positions in observational cosmology (ZTF)
6. Postdoc / Scientist Positions (U.C. Berkeley)
7. Theoretical post-doctoral position on galactic nuclei at Leiden Observatory
8. Postdoc position in Galactic Archaeology at AIP (Potsdam)
9. Postdoc position in ISM Physics and Star Formation (Heidelberg)

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1. Cosmological Frontiers of Fundamental Physics, 2022 (11 – 13 January 2022Brussels)
This workshop is part of the `Cosmological Frontiers in Fundamental Physics’ series of annual workshops which rotate between the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada, the Laboratoire APC in Paris, and the International Solvay Institutes in Brussels. This 2022 edition in Brussels is a topical edition centered around the prospects for fundamental physics of observations of long-frequency gravitational waves. It is organized under the umbrella of the Fundamental Physics working group of LISA but the workshop is open to all interested scholars. 

transmis par E. Kiritsis

2. Cosmic Dust XIII (August 22-26, 2022, Fukuoka, Japan)
This series of Cosmic Dust meetings aims at finding a consensus among experts on the formation and evolution of cosmic dust: where it comes from and where it goes. The meeting is organized by dust freaks who are very enthusiastic not only to make the goal achievable but also to establish a dust community across every scientifically relevant discipline for the development of cosmic dust research. For this reason, the primary objective of the meeting is to bring together professionals who deal with cosmic dust as well as provide an opportunity for participants to develop interpersonal relationships and scientific interactions among themselves.

WEBSITE: https://www.cps-jp.org/~dust/

24 April 2022, Deadline for Early-Bird Application
8 May 2022, Deadline for Admissions Application
31 May 2022, Notification of Admissions Decision
22-26 August 2022, Cosmic Dust
transmis par Hiroshi Kimura

3. Galaxy Clusters 2022: Challenging Our Cosmological Perspectives (April 25-29, 2022, Virtual)

Galaxy clusters are the densest galaxy environments in the Universe and provide us with important insights into many fundamental astrophysical processes. They are essential laboratories for studying gravity, dark matter, cosmology, interactions between galaxies, the intracluster gas and stars, and the cycling of baryons into and out of galaxies.

Recent multi-wavelength observations have enabled significant progress in our understanding of cluster formation and evolution, delivering more complete samples of clusters and finding ever more distant clusters and protoclusters. However, this is only the starting point. There will be an explosion of multi-wavelength data from the existing and upcoming cluster programs from facilities such as eROSITA, ALMA, ACT, SPT, the Dark Energy Survey, Subaru’s HSC-SSP, Euclid, Rubin Observatory’s LSST, SPHEREx, the Roman Space Telescope, and the Simons Observatory. Wide-area multi-object spectroscopic surveys are providing extensive redshift coverage of clusters out to z = 0.5 and beyond, enabling new lines of research. JWST will further revolutionize our ability to obtain deep spectroscopy and near-infrared data to probe the properties of distant cluster galaxies in unprecedented detail. All of these observations will need to be interpreted with a new, richer generation of more precise simulations of cluster assembly in ever larger volumes.

This symposium will provide a forum for researchers to discuss recent results and future perspectives in the study of galaxy clusters. Topics to be discussed include cluster cosmology, cluster surveys and detection, cluster mass estimation, gravitational lensing and analyses of cluster substructures, environment-driven galaxy evolution, baryon cycling, connections to large-scale structure, results from new large-scale simulations, and the challenges of analyzing cluster data across many wavelengths and over a large span of cosmic time.

The Space Telescope Science Institute will hold a fully virtual symposium beginning Monday, April 25, 2022 through and including Friday, April 29, 2022. The Symposium will include invited reviews and regular/short contributed talks and posters selected from abstract submissions. Additional information will be posted on the Symposium website as it becomes available. 
The Symposium website link is: https://www.stsci.edu/events/galaxy-clusters-2022.

Abstract Submittal
Abstracts for talk and poster consideration by the Symposium SOC should be submitted using the following Google link: 

There is no registration fee to attend the Symposium. However, all participants will need to register for the Symposium prior to the registration close date of March 25, 2022. Submittal of a poster or talk abstract does not register submitters for the Symposium. Registration is a separate process. The registration website is currently under construction. Registration link will be provided with next announcement or updated on Symposium website.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: January 25, 2022
Abstract notifications Sent by SOC: February 22, 2022
Registration Opens: TBD
Registration Closes: March 25, 2022
Symposium Dates: April 25-29, 2022
transmis par R. Pello

4. Postdoc Position in Chile
Deadline: December 15, 2021

The Astronomy Group in the Astronomy department at Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) in Antofagasta, Chile is offering a two-year postdoctoral position in the field of Galactic Archaeology funded by an ESO-Comité Mixto project led by Dr. José G. Fernández-Trincado. The position will be focused on the scientific exploitation of SDSS-V, Gemini/IGRINS spectra, High-resolution (R~40,000) Optical data, and Gaia. Areas of research interest include multiple stellar populations in stellar clusters, numerical simulations of Galactic orbits, and stellar fossils from the Milky Way’s past. Applicants with experience in optical and NIR photometry and spectroscopy will be preferred. 

While at UCN, the successful candidate will qualify as member of the Chilean community and will be eligible for the 10% privileged access to all telescopes in Chile, including Gemini South, VLT, La Silla, Magellan, CTIO, SOAR, APEX, ALMA, etc, and therefore independent research will be strongly encouraged. In-house HPC facilities as well as national HPC resources will be available to the successful candidate. The position includes a competitive salary, a generous travel budget as well as for computing resources. The starting date of the position is negotiable but March 2022 is preferred. 

Applications should be submitted by e-mail in pdf format with attention to José G. Fernández-Trincado (jose.fernandez@ucn.cl). To apply, please send a short research statement (max. 2 pages, including experience, and motivation for this position) and a CV (including list of publications and name of 2 potential references). 

Applications received by December 15th, 2021 will receive full consideration. Applicants without Chilean citizenship or residence will need to apply for a work visa with their Chilean consulate after accepting the job offer. 

Transmis par C. Reylé

5. Three post-doctoral positions in observational cosmology (ZTF)

Deadline: December 15, 2021

The ZTF-IN2P3 participation group is offering 3 three-year post-doctoral positions in observational cosmology to work on the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) dataset.

With its 47 square degree field of view camera, ZTF observes the northern hemisphere in three bands daily. Since mid-2018 it discovers, follows and types ~1000 type Ia supernovae per year at z<0.1. This makes ZTF the largest homogeneous, spectroscopically complete, sample to date. This golden sample can unlock unprecedented cosmological tests, such as an independent measurement of H0 and its isotropy, the first direct measurement of fσ8 at z~0 from SNe Ia peculiar velocities, which provides a test of Einstein’s general relativity at cosmological scales. Combined with the current SN samples at higher redshifts, the ZTF supernovae will give the first non marginal constraints on a variable equation of state of Dark Energy. 

The successful applicants shall dedicate ~30% of their time to the general effort of the ZTF-group to help build the SN light curves and extract distances. The remaining 70% will be available to cosmological analyses.

The positions are funded by the French Agence nationale de la Recherche (ANR) and are open at LPC Clermont, LPNHE Paris and CPPM Marseille. These groups are actively working together through the ZTF-IN2P3 National project which gathers ~30 researchers, postdocs and students. They are in addition active in LSST and/or Euclid and DESI. The successful applicants may have the opportunity to join any of these collaborations. 

The position includes a research allowance, including travel money and access to the CNRS-IN2P3 Computing Center. 

Applicants must have a PhD in cosmology, astrophysics, data science or a related field. Applicants are asked to submit a CV, a research statement, a list of publications and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Nicolas Regnault, Mickael Rigault, Philippe Rosnet and Dominique Fouchez (ANR-ZTF-L@in2p3.fr)

For full consideration, the application and recommendation letters must be received before Dec. 15 2021. The position is expected to begin any time from now to October 2022.

transmis par B. Racine

6. Postdoc / Scientist Positions (U.C. Berkeley)

Deadline: November 30, 2021

Two open positions at U.C. Berkeley, both with an apply-by date of 11/30/21. Both positions are to work on the Simons Observatory (SO) project with a focus on the Small Aperture Telescopes (SATs).  SO plans to have three SATs operational in Chile by 2024.   
We intend to only fill one position, but both are advertised to allow a larger range of applicants.

transmis par A. Lee

7. Theoretical post-doctoral position on galactic nuclei at Leiden Observatory

Deadline: January 1, 2022

Leiden Observatory invites applications for a Theoretical post-doctoral position on Galactic Nuclei astrophysics, within the ERC funded project “VEGA P”.
We invite applications from researchers who are working on any theoretical aspects of galactic nuclei, including: stellar dynamics, gas hydrodynamics, (merging) supermassive black holes, hypervelocity stars, tidal disruption events, extreme-mass ratio inspirals, gravitational waves and the astrophysics of our Galactic Centre. In addition, academic achievements beyond research are highly valued (e.g., supervision, outreach, actions towards improving the academic environment).
The position will be tenable for four years, subject to a review during the second year. 
The position comes with a competitive salary and full benefits (e.g., maternity and paternity leave). 
The successful candidate must have a PhD by the starting date: September 1, 2022.
Applications should be sent via email to emr@strw.leidenuniv.nl with subject “Theory postdoctoral position VEGA P” by January 1, 2022. You are asked to provide contact information for three referees, and send a cover letter (limited to 1 page), a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and a research statement (limited to 2 page total, excluding references). 
In the cover letter, beside your motivations and main research achievements/skills, please state if you have any other academic talents that would benefit the research group and/or the department. 
Finally, arrange for 3 letters of reference to be separately sent to emr@strw.leidenuniv.nl by your referees with subject “your surname for theory VEGA P” (e.g. “Rossi for theory VEGA P”).
Transmis par Elena Maria Rossi

8. Postdoc position in Galactic Archaeology at AIP (Potsdam)

Deadline: December 15, 2021

A postdoc position in the field of Galactic Archaeology is advertised for the Milky Way and Local Volume section of the AIP. 

The candidate will work in the general field of Galactic Archaeology, aiming to improve our understanding of the formation and evolution processes of the Milky Way galaxy and similar galaxies. Of particular interest is the exploitation of the science potential of ESA’s Gaia mission in combination with large spectroscopic surveys, especially those to be carried out with the 4MOST facility


transmis par Roelof de Jong

9. Postdoc position in ISM Physics and Star Formation (Heidelberg)

Deadline: December 10, 2021

Heidelberg University is seeking an ambitious, highly-qualified postdoctoral researcher to work in the “Baryon Cycle in Nearby Galaxies” Emmy Noether Research Group led by Dr. Kathryn Kreckel at the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut of the Zentrum für Astronomie at Heidelberg University (ARI/ZAH).  The offered position is funded by a German Science Foundation grant, and the group focuses on topics relating to ISM physics, star formation and stellar feedback on small (~10pc) spatial scales. 

Successful candidates will carry out research within the SDSS-V/LVM collaboration, and will exploit new optical IFU data from the planned Milky Way and LMC/SMC galaxy surveys (https://www.sdss5.org/mappers/local-volume-mapper/).  The project aims to answer key open questions relating to characterizing the internal structure of ionized nebulae and feedback processes in the ionized ISM.  We seek candidates with a Ph.D. degree in astronomy or a related field in combination with experience in studies of star formation and stellar feedback, with an emphasis on topics including: optical integral field spectroscopy, statistical/data driven approaches, HII regions, supernova remnants.  

ARI researchers have access to all ESO facilities, including the VLT, and to the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT).  Funds will be provided for travel, guests, computing, and publications. The group has strong collaborative ties with the other astrophysics groups in Heidelberg, as well as at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA).

The starting date is expected to be no later than October 2022, with an earlier start date also possible. The appointment will be for a period of 2+1 years. The salary will be according to the German public service scale TVOeD E13. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, brief statement of research interests and achievements (max. 3 pages), curriculum vitae, and publication list in a single pdf file to kathryn.kreckel@uni-heidelberg.de.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference separately sent to the above email address.  Applications submitted before December 10, 2021 will receive full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled. For further information please contact Dr. Kathryn Kreckel, kathryn.kreckel@uni-heidelberg.de

Heidelberg University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

transmis par K. Kreckel

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