Diffusion PNCG – n° 281 – 17 avril 2024

1. LiteBIRD-day information meeting (May 13th, APC, Paris)
2. Ecole Rodolphe Clédassou: “La science des futurs grands relevés cosmologiques” (19-31 août 2024, Hendaye, France)
3. workshop “New frontiers in strong gravity” (Jul 07–19, 2024, Benasque, Spain) 
4. PAX IX: 9th Physics and Astrophysics at the eXtreme workshop (23–25 July 2024, King’s College London)
5. BBH: Barcelona Black Holes (May 27-31 2024, University of Barcelona)
6. Postdoctoral Researcher in CMB polarized foreground science (Oxford, UK) 

Envoyez svp vos propositions d’annonces à l’adresse : pncg@iap.fr
Pour vous inscrire ou gérer votre abonnement à la liste PNCG: https://listes.services.cnrs.fr/wws/info/pncg 

1. LiteBIRD-day information meeting (May 13th, APC, Paris)

We organise a full day meeting open to everyone to present the science goals and the details of the LiteBIRD mission, selected by JAXA as a Strategic Large-Class mission to be launched in 2033.

It will be the opportunity to share with you the latest status of the LiteBIRD project, in terms of science goals, instrumental design, and international organisation.
The meeting will take place in Paris at the APC Laboratory on May 13th. A remote connection will also be available. We invite all the members of the scientific community to attend however for the logistical reasons we ask that you register if you plan to participate either in person or remotely.

The agenda and the registration form can be found here:
transmis par L. Montier

2. Ecole Rodolphe Clédassou: “La science des futurs grands relevés cosmologiques” (19-31 août 2024, Hendaye, France)

L’objectif de cette école est d’introduire et d’approfondir les problématiques sous-jacentes aux grands relevés cosmologiques en cours de réalisation ou qui le seront dans le cadre des projets majeurs de la cosmologie, comme le satellite Euclid. Les participants apprendront à connaître les différents outils d’acquisition et de traitement de données propres aux grands relevés cosmologiques ainsi que le principe, la méthodologie et les outils numériques d’analyse scientifique : (p. ex. l’analyse et l’exploitation des effets de lentille gravitationnelle, des distorsions dans l’espace des redshifts ou l’analyse du signal
des oscillations acoustiques des baryons). De plus ils approfondiront les théories physiques fondamentales sous-jacentes aux effets observés. Un tel ensemble de connaissances n’est accessible dans aucune formation doctorale au niveau national et même mondial.

L’école s’adresse aux jeunes chercheurs, doctorants, post-doctorants et chercheurs en voie de
conversion, principalement francophones, ainsi qu’au personnel technique directement impliqué dans la
préparation des grands projets sur lesquels la communauté nationale est fortement impliquée.

Vous trouverez les informations principales et les modalités d’inscription, sur le site : http://ecole-euclid.cnrs.fr/

La date limite d’inscription est fixée le 30 juin 2024
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3. workshop “New frontiers in strong gravity” (Jul 07–19, 2024Benasque, Spain)
The third installment of the two-week workshop “New frontiers in strong gravity” will take place in Benasque, Spain from Jul 07–19, 2024. 
The registration is now open at the website https://benasque.org/2024relativity/ where you can find further information. Please notice that registration will close soon. 

Objective of the workshop:
The highly nonlinear, strong-field regime of gravity holds the key to address long-standing puzzles in modern physics. These range from theoretical questions concerning the nature of gravity, the quest for a 
consistent theory of quantum gravity and resulting modifications to general relativity, to new insights into nuclear matter under extreme conditions in the context of neutron star and multi-messenger astronomy.

In this two-week workshop, we will bring together leading experts as well as junior scientists and PhD students in these diverse research areas, to encourage communication and training across the fields and to  foster new research collaborations.

Invited speakers include:
Alessandra Buonanno –  Vitor Cardoso – Ramiro Cayuso – Pippa Cole – Isabel Cordero Carrión – Maxence Corman – Alex Grant – Lavinia Heisenberg – Aaron Held – Leah Jenks – Andrea Mitridate – Jaki Noronha-Hostler- Ornella Piccinni – Jocelyn Read – Justin VinesTransmis par D. Blas, P. Figueras, S. Nissanke, L. Stein, H. Witek

4. PAX IX: 9th Physics and Astrophysics at the eXtreme workshop (23–25 July 2024, King’s College London)

This is a final announcement for the 9th Physics and Astrophysics at the eXtreme workshop (PAX IX), which will be held at King’s College London from 23–25 July 2024. Sessions will take place in central London, at the historic Bush House general auditorium.

The goal of this workshop is to explore how the ongoing and upcoming observations of gravitational and electromagnetic waves can help us understand physics at the extreme–– strong gravitational fields, dark matter, nuclear physics, cosmology, and multimessenger astrophysics. Another focus will be to recognize challenges while conducting science with the next-generation of gravitational wave detectors.

PAX is largely a discussion-based workshop with a very strong involvement of participants. The workshop will consist of panel discussions organized around a small number of presentations to identify important areas for research and foster new collaborations based on the deliberations of the workshop.

If you are able to attend we ask that you register by the 1st of May 2024 using this link:https://forms.gle/k9mHyQ824qrWQHD39
To enhance discussion and engagement, the participants list is capped at 100, including SOC members and panelists.

SOC members:
Lionel London, Anuradha Gupta, Bangalore Sathyaprakash, Greg Ashton, Emanuele Berti, Alessandra Bounanno, Marica Branchesi, Katy Clough, Tanja Hinderer, Krishnendu N V, Salvatore Vitale

5. BBH: Barcelona Black Holes (May 27-31 2024, University of Barcelona)the first edition of the Barcelona Black Holes (BBH) series of congresses.

This year it will be on Primordial Black Holes and will be held at the University of Barcelona from May 27 to May 31 2024.

Invited speakers are:

  • Philippa Cole (GRAPPA)
  • Albert Escrivà (Nagoya U.)
  • Hassan Firouzjahi (IPM)
  • Tomohiro Harada (Rikkyo U.)
  • Kazunori Kohri (NAOJ)
  • Shi Pi (ITP Beijing)
  • Syksy Räsänen (Helsinki U.)
  • Gerasimos Rigopoulos (Newcastle U.)
  • Ravi Sheth (Pennsylvania U.)

You can find more information here: https://indico.icc.ub.edu/event/437/

transmis par C. Germani and M. Ali Gorji

6. Postdoctoral Researcher in CMB polarized foreground science (Oxford, UK)

Deadline: midday 3 May 2024

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher in CMB polarized foreground science: here

The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 24 months.

The successful candidate will join the Experimental Radio Cosmology and Observational Cosmology groups in Oxford working on the recently funded RadioForegroundsPlus project. The aim of RadioForegroundsPlus is to combine the nine Planck all-sky (30-857 GHz) maps, with three unique low-frequency data sets: the QUIJOTE maps (at 11, 13, 17 and 19 GHz), the C-BASS survey (at 5 GHz) and the S-PASS data (at 2.3 GHz) to provide the best possible characterization of the physical properties of polarized emissions in the microwave domain, together with an unprecedentedly thorough description of the intensity signal. This legacy information will be essential for future ground-based, sub-orbital or space experiments targeting the CMB B-Mode anisotropies. The project is coordinated by IFCA-CSIC (Spain) and, as well as the University of Oxford, the collaboration includes nodes at IAC (Spain), SISSA (Italy), CNRS (France) and Univ. of Manchester (UK). 
Full information on the project can be found at:  https://research.iac.es/proyecto/radioforegroundsplus/.

The post in Oxford will primarily be focussed on:

  • Data analysis and instrument characterization of the C-BASS experiment.
  • Joint-analysis and cross-calibration of low-frequency foreground data from C-BASS, QUIJOTE and S-PASS.
  • Science exploitation using the newly cross-calibrated, low-frequency foreground maps in conjunction with Planck CMB maps.
  • Forecasting the impact of Galactic radio foregrounds on future CMB experiments.

The team at Oxford are also involved in other future and planned CMB and CMB Foregrounds experiments including LiteBIRD, Simons Observatory and the European Low Frequency Survey (ELFS). There will be opportunities for the successful candidate to work alongside these projects.

The main tasks of the post holder will be to:

  • Develop, test, and validate analysis techniques for the C-BASS experiment.
  • Develop methods to cross-calibrate data from CBASS, QUIJOTE and S-PASS.
  • Contribute to the science analyses of low-frequency foregrounds and legacy CMB data.
  • Carry out collaborative projects with colleagues in RadioForegroundsPlus and other collaborations that the group is a member of.

Good programming experience, an enthusiasm for coding and data analysis, and the ability to work in a large collaboration, are particularly relevant for this post.

Candidates should have experience of contributing to publications and/or presentations and be able to contribute new ideas for research projects.
The successful candidate will have or be close to obtaining a PhD in a relevant area of astronomy, physics or engineering.
The successful candidate will have a proven record of research in this area and a demonstrated capacity for independent work.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate the capablity to initiate research in a lively group and to have expertise in data analysis in cosmology.
The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Transmis par A. Taylor

Envoyez svp vos propositions d’annonces à l’adresse : pncg@iap.fr
Pour gérer votre abonnement à la liste PNCG: https://listes.services.cnrs.fr/wws/info/pncg