Diffusion PNCG – n° 268 – 11 octobre 2023

1. appel d’offres télescopes nationaux 2024A 
2. Atelier autour du code d’évolution stellaire Cesam2k20 (December 7-8, 2023, Meudon)
3. Lecture: “H0. THE EXPANSION HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE”, A. Riess (12 december 2023, Remote)
4. Cosmology in the Alps 2024 (18-22 March 2024, Les diablerets, Switzerland)
5. Postdoc at KIPAC/SLAC with a focus on cosmology with millimeter-wave line intensity mapping
6. Faculty position at Cornell University
7. Postdoc position(s) in Cosmology at Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, TIFR (Mumbai, India)

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1. appel d’offres télescopes nationaux 2024A

L’appel d’offres INSU pour les observations sur les télescopes de 2-m, OHP-T193 et TBL, pour le semestre 2024A, est sorti et consultable sur la page des programmes de l’INSU : https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/ .

Date limite de réponse : 6 novembre 2023, midi (heure de Paris)
Transmis par B. Bézard

2. Atelier autour du code d’évolution stellaire Cesam2k20 (December 7-8, 2023, Meudon)

Registration for the workshop on the Cesam2k20 stellar evolution code is open until October 12.

The first public version of the internal structure and stellar evolution code Cesam2k20 (formerly known as CESTAM or Cesam2k) will be made available to the community this year.

In order to build up a community of users, we are organizing a workshop on December 7-8, 2023 at the Meudon Observatory in the Centre de Conférences Jules Janssen for 30 people. The workshop website is now open: https://cesam2k20workshop.sciencesconf.org/.

On the first day, the morning will be devoted to presenting the code, and the afternoon to installing it and calculating a standard model of the Sun. On the next day, participants will be offered a case study for the calculation of a non-standard model (including, for example, rotation or atomic diffusion with radiative accelerations). Parallel sessions will be organized in the afternoon to learn, for example, how to calculate a grid of stellar models, or get to grips with the AIMS and SPInS model optimization codes (for use with the model grids generated by Cesam2k20).

This workshop is aimed at all communities that could use stellar models (stellar physics, exoplanets, disks, galaxy evolution, etc.).
For people coming from far away, or whose laboratory is unable to finance the full cost of their mission, we can provide (partial) financial assistance. In examining applications, the SOC will be particularly careful to take account of the various biases involved in awarding grants.
We hope to see many of you there!

The deadline for funding applications is October 6, 2023 (midnight).
Registration is open from September 1, 2023 to October 12, 2023 (midnight).
Places are limited to 30 people, so please register as soon as possible.

transmis par L. Manchon; Y. Lebreton; M. Deal; J. P. C. Marques; L. Petitdemange. 

3. Lecture: “H0. THE EXPANSION HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE”, A. Riess (12 december 2023, Remote)
Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge – Hector de Vega
Chalonge – de Vega International School of Astrophysics

Session In Remote by Zoom:


Prof. Dr Adam G. RIESS,



TIME: 16:00 Paris Time CET

Open Free Registration to Receive the Zoom connection Information : https://chalonge-devega.fr/registration_zoom.html

Participants already registered to the Programme 2021 and 2022 and conserving the same e-address, do not need to register again to this event.

Transmis par N. Sanchez

4. Cosmology in the Alps 2024 (18-22 March 2024, Les diablerets, Switzerland)

The SKA Switzerland Consortium (SKACH) is thrilled to announce the first edition of the “Cosmology in the Alps” conference taking place next March 2024. 

This conference will focus on radio cosmology studying the universe on large scales and aims to bring together experts in the field together with early career researchers. It will be the occasion to foster developments in radio Cosmology, highlight early career researchers from across the globe and highlight Swiss Contributions to the global Cosmology landscape. 

Dates: 18-22 March 2024
Location: Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Website: https://indico.skatelescope.org/e/CosmoAlps24

If you are interested in attending this event, register to our mailing list to learn more about the programme, registration deadlines, etc.: https://indico.skatelescope.org/event/1098/registrations/529/
transmis par A. Bonaldi for the Organising Team

5. Postdoc at KIPAC/SLAC with a focus on cosmology with millimeter-wave line intensity mappingDeadline: Nov 3, 2023
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory with a focus on cosmology using millimeter-wave line intensity mapping (LIM).

We are developing LIM as a new technique to probe the large-scale structure of the universe at high redshifts. As a lead institution in the SPT-SLIM collaboration—a pathfinder for LIM using on-chip spectrometers—our group is involved in all aspects of the experiment. We seek candidates interested in any of the following areas:

  • Design and fabrication of superconducting spectrometer arrays, including R&D on new materials and spectrometer architectures in the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility.
  • Characterization of spectrometer arrays, and operations and deployment of SPT-SLIM to the South Pole.
  • Pipeline development and analysis of LIM data to constrain cosmology and astrophysics, including testing foreground and signal separation techniques.
  • Developing the science case, instrument concept, and analysis techniques for future LIM experiments.

Previous experience in mm-wave instrumentation, thin-film superconducting device fabrication, or LIM/CMB analysis is desirable but not required. In addition to the international SPT-SLIM team, successful candidates will also have the opportunity to interact with KIPAC/SLAC scientists working on CMB (BICEP, SO, CMB-S4) and galaxy surveys (Rubin/LSST).

Transmis par K. Karkare

6. Faculty position at Cornell University Deadline: Nov 15, 2023

The Astronomy Department at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. We seek new colleagues to join our Department and the university community. We encourage candidates who demonstrate outstanding research and commitment to teaching and community development within observational astronomy, especially extragalactic, to apply. Successful candidates will have a research program that enhances Cornell’s high-visibility program by either building on current strengths or introducing new directions that complement areas of ongoing work. Current Department members use a wide range of space- and ground-based astronomical facilities and are actively engaged in developing the CCAT Observatory, which includes the 6-meter aperture Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) operating on Cerro Chajnantor in Chile overlooking the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).

Transmis par L. Sovocool

7. Postdoc position(s) in Cosmology at Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, TIFR (Mumbai, India)Deadline: Nov 1, 2023
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA) at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai invites applications from qualified candidates for Visiting Fellow (post-doctoral) positions. The research interests pursued at DAA are diverse and include projects involving instrument-building (Infrared, X-Ray & Radio), observational, theoretical, and computational efforts. The science topics pursued in the department include extrasolar planets, star and planet formation, interstellar medium, star clusters, stellar dynamics, resolved transients, fast radio bursts, gravitational waves, seismology, Solar astrophysics, black holes, pulsars and accreting neutron stars, compact-object binaries, X-ray astronomy including science from AstroSat data, gravitational waves including science using InPTA, IPTA, and LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA data, cosmology, CMB data analysis, multi-messenger astronomy, and astronomical big data analysis using machine learning techniques. This position allows the fellows to pursue their own research projects independently, although they are welcome to collaborate with any faculty in the department.

The application should include a 

  • cover letter, 
  • research proposal (should include past research expertise, future research plans at TIFR), 
  • CV, 
  • publication list (in addition to all publications, include ORCID ID and link to applicant’s ADS listing), and 
  • names and contact information of three referees. 

Interested applicants should collate all material into a single PDF and send it to chairdaa@tifr.res.in and CC to daapostdoc@gmail.com. If the interested applicant already has a specific faculty in mind for collaboration, it is alright to contact that faculty as well, but a formal application must be sent to the above-mentioned email(s) to be considered for these positions.


Transmis par Mookerjea, Bhaswati

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