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PROGRAMME NATIONAL HAUTES ÉNERGIES
lettre d'information n°154
http://pnhe.cnrs.fr
2 novembre 2021
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ÉVÉNEMENTS, CONFÉRENCES, ATELIERS, ÉCOLES

1. DARK SECTORS OF ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS (ASTRODARK-2021) (Tokyo, Japon, 7 au 10 décembre 2021)
2. ASTROPHYSICS OF GW SOURCES ASPEN CONFERENCE (Aspen, Etats-Unis, 2 au 7 janvier 2022)
3. RENCONTRES DE MORIOND AND GRAM COLLOQUIUM ON GRAVITATION (La Thuile, Italie, 30 janvier au 6 février 2022)

POSTES, OFFRES DE THÈSES, CONTRATS POST-DOCTORAUX

1. POSTDOC POSITION AT THE CGP IN UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
2. POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN HIGH-ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS AT PARIS OBSERVATORY
3. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONS AT VILLANOVA ON BLACK HOLE ACCRETION PHYSICS
4. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY OF ISRAEL
5. PHD AND POSTDOC POSITIONS IN SUPERNOVA/KILONOVA RESEARCH AT STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY
6. HERD PHD STUDENT POSITION AT IFAE GAMMA-RAY ASTRONOMY GROUP
7. TWO POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SST CAMERAS FOR CTA
8. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION (F/M/D) IN HIGH-ENERGY GAMMA-RAY ASTROPHYSICS - LPNHE/LUTH
9. BWPF POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY


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ÉVÉNEMENTS, CONFÉRENCES, ATELIERS, ÉCOLES

1. DARK SECTORS OF ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS (ASTRODARK-2021) (Tokyo, Japon, 7 au 10 décembre 2021)

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to bring to your attention the upcoming online conference "Dark Sectors of Astroparticle Physics (AstroDark-2021): Axions, Neutrinos, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves" to be hosted by the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo on December 7-10 JST (December 6-9 US PDT/EST, 6-9 EU CET).

More information can be found on the conference webpage:
https://indico.ipmu.jp/event/397/

Conference registration and abstract submission (for parallel session talks and posters) are now open. The conference will consist of plenary talks including topical reviews, parallel sessions and poster sessions. The deadline for abstract submission is November 10 (11:59 PM JST, 7:59 AM US PDT).


The goal of the multidisciplinary conference is to bring together experts in topics related to axions and axion-like particles, neutrinos, black holes and gravitational waves to discuss in a timely opportunity, leveraging recent advances in the fields, to explore new ideas and bring into focus synergistic grounds for future collaborative research directions.


Confirmed Speakers:
Keynote lecture: Lisa Randall (Harvard U.)
John F. Beacom (Ohio State U.)
Glennys R. Farrar (NYU)
George M. Fuller (UCSD)
Peter Graham (Stanford U.)
Anson Hook (U. Maryland)
Dan Hooper (Fermilab/U. Chicago)
Marc Kamionkowski (Johns Hopkins U.)
Kazunori Kohri (KEK)
Gordan Krnjaic (Fermilab/U. Chicago)
Alexander Kusenko (UCLA/Kavli IPMU, U. Tokyo)
Mariangela Lisanti (Princeton U.)
Kohta Murase (Penn State U./YITP, Kyoto U.)
Matthew Reece (Harvard U.)
Benjamin Safdi (UC Berkeley)
Misao Sasaki (Kavli IPMU, U. Tokyo)
Kate Scholberg (Duke U.)
Tracy Slatyer (MIT)
Timothy Tait (UC Irvine)
Masahiro Takada (Kavli IPMU, U. Tokyo)
Irene Tamborra (NBI, U. Copenhagen)
Kathryn Zurek (Caltech)

We are looking forward to seeing you (virtually) at the conference.

Sincerely,

Volodymyr Takhistov for the Organizers


2. ASTROPHYSICS OF GW SOURCES ASPEN CONFERENCE (Aspen, Etats-Unis, 2 au 7 janvier 2022)

Hi All --

Please see the Aspen Winter Conference on Gravitational Waves. It will cover all manner of sources, and will likely be of interest to many in the Working Group.

Note the conference is **in person**, and the application deadline is on 31 October 2021.

https://sites.northwestern.edu/aspengw2022/

Clear skies,

Shane Larson

 


3. RENCONTRES DE MORIOND AND GRAM COLLOQUIUM ON GRAVITATION (La Thuile, Italie, 30 janvier au 6 février 2022)

Dear colleague

The next Rencontres de Moriond and GRAM Colloquium on Gravitation will take place from January 30 to February 06 in La Thuile (Italy). It will be an "in person" meeting and promises to be exciting with lively discussions after so many zoom meetings!

The conference will review the subject 3 years after the last live edition (and the online poster edition in march 2021) and in particular after many exciting recent results (GW observations in the O3 LIGO-VIRGO running time, MICROSCOPE latest results, New results in atom-interferometric tests of the equivalence principle, observation of GR-effects at the galactic centre, new searches for Dark Matter, ...)

The main topics of the conference will be:

* Gravitational waves: sources, searches and observations
* Space borne detectors
* Strong field tests of General Relativity (Pulsars, Black holes,...)
* Quantum sensors
* Pulsar timing
* Fundamental physics with gravitational waves
* Tests of the equivalence principle
* Astrometry, solar system ephemerides and observational gravity tests
* Clocks, lasers and fundamental constants
* Tests of GR and alternative theories (CPT and Lorentz violation,...)
* Modified gravity theories
* Short range gravity: classical, atom and neutron tests
* Long range gravity, dark matter, dark energy

The conference will include both review and contributed talks and will be organized only in plenary sessions.

Registration is now open as well as abstract submission. Abstract deadline: December 5th, 2021.

More details can be found on the web site of the conference:
https://moriond.in2p3.fr/2022/Gravitation/moriond-gravitation-2022.html

Looking forward to meeting you in La Thuile,
the organizing committee

Transmis par Jacques Dumarchez


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POSTES, OFFRES DE THÈSES, CONTRATS POST-DOCTORAUX

1. POSTDOC POSITION AT THE CGP IN UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

I would like to bring to your attention a postdoc position at the Center for Gravitational Physics at UT Austin

Title: Center for Gravitational Physics Postdoctoral Fellow

The Center for Gravitational Physics (CGP) at the University of Texas at Austin invites applicants for the Center for Gravitational Physics Postdoctoral Fellowship. This is a full-time postdoctoral position starting in September 2022. Fellows will work with Professors Deirdre Shoemaker and Aaron Zimmerman on projects relating to gravitational wave data analysis, numerical simulations of compact binaries, testing relativity, and/or perturbed black holes with an emphasis on current or future gravitational wave detection. The initial appointment is for two years, with the possibility of extension to a third year subject to available funding and research performance.

More information can be found at the Academic Jobs Online posting https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?joblist---4612-19968. Candidates should submit their applications through Academic Jobs Online by December 17, 2021.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Deirdre Shoemaker


2. POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN HIGH-ENERGY ASTROPHYSICS AT PARIS OBSERVATORY

Dear colleagues,

We are re-opening a post-doctoral position at Paris Observatory, France. We could not find suitable candidates despite several interviews.

I would be very grateful if you could forward this to suitable candidates.

The position is open for 2 years, to be filled as soon as possible, that could be extended by a third year. The successful candidate will be a member of the High Energy Phenomena (PHE) research team at LUTH and is expected to play a leading role in the activities of the ESCAPE H2020 project (European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures), in relation to the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observatory.

More details are given below.

The application must include a detailed CV and a description of professional experience. At least two references are required. The application can be sent to Mathieu Servillat (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) and Catherine Boisson (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).


Best Regards,

Mathieu Servillat

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Missions

The successful candidate will carry out activities mainly focused on some of the challenges related to the CTA data, e.g. setting up the ESCAPE Science Analysis Platform (ESAP), which aims at integrating data from European research infrastructures into EOSC (the European Open Science Cloud). This includes the development and evaluation of Virtual Observatory standards to make the scientific data of CTA and its precursors (such as H.E.S.S. - High Energy Stereoscopic System) "FAIR" (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). We will be particularly interested in the provenance metadata. These activities require strong interactions and coordination with ESCAPE partners, the international CTA consortium and other ESFRI projects in astronomy. A percentage of the time can be dedicated to personal research related to the scientific themes of the LUTH PHE team. An active participation in the H.E.S.S. collaboration is possible.

Skills

PhD in Astrophysics/Astroparticle or CNRS recognized school of engineer and work experience in physics, computer science or software engineering. Skills and professional experience in scientific software development, previous demonstrated work experience in collaborative software or computer science projects in an international context. This position requires a thorough understanding of some of the modern challenges in computing, scientific software, archiving and data access. Candidates should have good experience in software development and object-oriented programming, especially in Python. Skills in development tracking (Git), application deployment (Docker, Kubernetes), scientific analysis platform technologies (JupyterHub), and experience with a web development framework (Django) would be an advantage. Experience with high energy gamma ray data analysis and open access tools and frameworks such as Virtual Observatory would be appreciated. Excellent oral and written English is a prerequisite. Good communication skills are expected.

Work Context

The Laboratory Universe and Theories (LUTH) is a joint research unit (UMR 8102) of the CNRS, the Observatoire de Paris and the University of Paris and has its premises in the beautiful park of the Château de Meudon. The laboratory gathers about fifty people. The scientific activity of the laboratory is mainly focused on the theoretical study of compact objects and on their modelling, including that of very high energy plasmas (GeV - TeV). A part of the activities also concerns the data processing of high energy observations. The LUTH will offer all the necessary means (office, workstation, scientific environment, travel budget) to carry out this work within the PHE team.
Constraints and risks

Travel: short trips are to be expected in France and abroad.


3. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONS AT VILLANOVA ON BLACK HOLE ACCRETION PHYSICS

Dear Colleagues,

I’m writing to advertise two postdoctoral research positions at Villanova for projects related to black hole accretion physics. One position focuses on stellar mass black holes and the other is aimed at supermassive black holes, especially EHT targets like Sgr A* and M87. Projects will draw on new and archival observations from Chandra, NuSTAR, NICER, and possibly XMM and HST; experience with X-ray observations is beneficial but applicants with theoretical expertise are also encouraged to apply.

The full details of the position and the application portal are available on Villanova jobs website: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/21504, but the job is also posted on the AAS Job Register https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/9ef6edae. Review of applications will begin on November 6 and will continue until the positions are filled.

I would be grateful if you could pass this ad on to any potentially interested candidates!

Thank you so much,

Joey Nielsen


4. POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY OF ISRAEL

Dear colleagues,

The Astrophysics Research Center of the Open university (ARCO) invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in high-energy astrophysics

or exoplanets with a deadline on December 31, 2021, and starting date up to the autumn of 2022. More details are available at this link (https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/a7f93764).

Thank you for circulating this to prospective candidates who may be interested.

Best Wishes,

Jonathan Granot


5. PHD AND POSTDOC POSITIONS IN SUPERNOVA/KILONOVA RESEARCH AT STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

One PhD and one postdoc position in supernova/kilonova research at Stockholm University:
PhD (deadline Nov 5):

https://www.su.se/english/about-the-university/work-at-su/available-jobs/phd-student-positions-1.507588?rmpage=job&rmjob=16079&rmlang=UK

Postdoc (deadline Jan 15):
https://www.su.se/english/about-the-university/work-at-su/available-jobs?rmpage=job&rmjob=16074&rmlang

Transmis par Susanna Vergani


6. HERD PHD STUDENT POSITION AT IFAE GAMMA-RAY ASTRONOMY GROUP

The Gamma-ray Astronomy group at the Institute de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE) in Barcelona (Spain) invites motivated young potential researchers to submit applications for an open PhD student position.

The offer consists of a 4-year research grant provided by the Spanish State Research Agency. The successful candidate will defend his PhD thesis by the end of this period. The related research will be developed in the context of the construction of the future HERD cosmic ray detector onboard the Chinese Space Station, including:

• Development of the low-energy gamma-ray trigger system
• Assessment and optimization of the detector’s capability for gamma-ray astronomy
• Development of the HERD gamma-ray scientific program

The High Energy cosmic-Radiation Detection (HERD) facility is a next-generation cosmic ray detector proposed by China, Italy, Switzerland and Spain institutions to operate, starting ~2027 and for at least 10 years, in the Chinese Space Station (currently being assembled in orbit). HERD main scientific goals are: the search for signatures of annihilation or decay products of dark matter particles; the determination of the physical mechanisms producing the knee structure in the cosmic ray spectrum; providing continuous, wide field-of-view monitoring of the high-energy gamma-ray sky above few 10s MeV.

IFAE is a worldwide-recognized center for fundamental research in physics, including Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology, and provides an international, dynamic and competitive environment for training of young researchers. IFAE has a vast expertise in technical and scientific aspects of gamma-ray astronomy, participating with a leading role in MAGIC and in CTA (the narrow-field-of-view ground-based gamma-ray telescope counterpart of HERD during the duration of the mission).

Eligible candidates must hold a master degree in Physics or Astrophysics by the formal beginning of the grant, foreseeably around July 2022. A research contract covering the period prior to the formal beginning of the grant can also be offered.

All interested candidates should contact Mrs. Sara Martinez (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) as soon as possible (and no later than November 9, 2021), who will inform them about the requested documentation, and assist them along the whole grant application procedure.

IFAE is an equal-opportunity institution committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

More information at:
http://www.aei.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/menuitem.dbc68b34d11ccbd5d52ffeb801432ea0/? vgnextoid=4c6c68d98570c710VgnVCM1000001d04140aRCRD&vgnextchannel=305938bc8423c710Vgn VCM1000001d04140aRCRD

https://www.ifae.es/careers/jobs/2021/10/herd-phd-student-position-at-ifae-gamma-ray-astronomy-group/

Javier Rico


7. TWO POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS FOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SST CAMERAS FOR CTA

Dear Colleagues,

The University of Amsterdam has two openings for postdoc/software developers for the CTA SST cameras (SSTCAM) . Both positions are for a period of 3.5 yr (1+2.5 yr positions).

The software developers will be members of the international SSTCAM consortium, which also includes Dutch efforts toward SSTCAM manufacturing. In the Netherlands SSTCAM developments will take place at the UvA, the University of Groningen and the NOVA submm laboratory. Overall SSTCAM coordination is done by the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPI-K), Heidelberg.
One of the postdoc positions offered concerns the overall software coordination for the SSTCAMs. The other position includes the development of software for reconstruction of the telescope position, in order to obtain accurate source positioning. This project will also include a similar effort for the H.E.S.S. telescopes. Both developers will be part of the X-ray/gamma-ray research group of Dr J. Vink in Amsterdam. Based on the candidate preferences, the position allows for participating at the 20% level in scientific projects, in particular involving H.E.S.S. data analysis and/or or CTA simulations. The positions offer the possibility of obtaining a leadership role in the realisation of the CTA-South, and provide the prospect to be involved in the first observational data analysis.

The candidates should have: a PhD in natural sciences with preference for astrophysics or particle physics, good software coding skills in C++ and Python, linux/unix experience, affinity with scientific instrumentation, and good communicative and organisational skills.

Application should provide in pdf: (1) Cover letter, (2) Current curriculum vitae with publication list, and (3) statement of research experience and interests. Applicants should arrange for two letters of reference to be sent. Applications and the separate reference letters should be sent to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. before December 15, with subject line “CTA postdoctoral application”.


For more details about the position, please see the job advertisement on the AAS site: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/2a35c0fd.

Best regards,

Jacco Vink


8. POSTDOCTORAL POSITION (F/M/D) IN HIGH-ENERGY GAMMA-RAY ASTROPHYSICS - LPNHE/LUTH

The H.E.S.S./CTA groups at LPNHE and LUTh are opening a 2 year-long postdoc position to work on spectral lags, with a first part about modeling of blazar emission/acceleration mechanisms and a second part about the search for spectral lags in H.E.S.S. data as well as a preparation for CTA.

More details about the position and conditions to fulfill can be found here (https://mycore.core-cloud.net/index.php/s/e35LKd0xkynDXmT) and can also be obtained contacting Hélène Sol (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) and Julien Bolmont (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).

The deadline for applications is on 15th December 2021.

Applications need to be done through the CNRS portal: https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR7585-JULBOL-001/Default.aspx

Julien Bolmont


9. BWPF POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Hello All,

I wanted to advertise a postdoc fellowship opportunity for any of your recent or soon to graduate students. The Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii has a 3 year postdoc fellowship starting Fall 2022 for researchers and projects overlap with sponsoring faculty at the IfA.

Here is the posting: https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/964a860d

I am looking to sponsor potential applications in reconnection, turbulence or shocks in either simulations, theory or in-situ observations. If you know anyone one looking for a postdoc for the Fall and are interested in applying please have them reach out to me.

Thank you for your time/help,

Colby Haggerty