Postdoctoral Researcher in IFU Galaxy Evolution
Fixed term contract for 2 years with a possible 3rd year extension contingent upon progress and funding
Employment type: Fixed term
Employment basis: Full time
Salary: £27,578 - £31,020
Closing date: 15th January 2013
Interview dates: 28th January – 1st February 2013
Dr Karen Masters, a Research Fellow in the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, was short-listed for a prestigious Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Excellence award (http://www.theukrc.org/news-and-events/the-2012-wise-awards). This award recognises inspiring organisations and individual women demonstrating a high level of commitment to their chosen profession and to actively promoting science, engineering and construction to girls and young women.
An internationally renowned particle physicist, Professor John Ellis, a Clerk Maxwell professor at Kings College London, addressed an audience of nearly 200 last week at a University of Portsmouth public lecture about the Large Hadron Collider. He explained the importance the LHC has to the wider physics community and described how discoveries in physics are relevant to the wider community.
Recent work by ICG cosmologists has been featured on the physics news site Phys.Org. The article, titled
`Is dark energy static or dynamic?' describes a recent paper by Gong-bo Zhao and Rob Crittenden of the ICG, Levon Pogosian of Simon Fraser University and the ICG, and Xinmin Zhang of the Chinese Academy of Science that looks at how generic models of dark energy can be constrained by the latest cosmological data:
The original paper appeared recently in Physical Review Letters (PRL 109, 171301 (2012)), entitled `Examining the Evidence for Dynamical Dark Energy':
ICG researchers in a major international effort have made the 1st map of the young universe whose expansion is decelerating. This paper from the SDSS-III/BOSS collaboration has been submitted to Astronomy & Astrophysics and has been posted in preprint.
On Friday 9th of November Dr Marco Bruni represented ICG at the inaugural ceremony of the Dark Energy Camera, now in operation at the 4m Blanco Telescope of the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. On the same day the 50th anniversary of the Cerro Tololo Observatory was celebrated. Astronomers from many different research groups involved in the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the project for which the Dark Energy Camera was developed, attended the ceremonies and enjoyed the fantastic view of the southern sky that is visible from the peak of Cerro Tololo.
World renowned particle physicist, Prof. John Ellis is visiting the ICG on 15th November 2012 to give a research seminar. During his visit he has kindly agreed to also give an evening public lecture as part of the Portsmouth University Public Lecture Series.