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|Post-doctoral position at Ecole Normale Supérieure on the energy budget of galaxies||Closing date: 2022-01-31
Contact: Edith Falgarone
|Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position funded by a European Research Council (ERC) project that focusses on several facets of the dissipative physics of baryonic matter in the local and high-redshift universe.
The proposed research project addresses the energy budget of a sample of galaxies and their environment, using existing data and the models of molecular emission of turbulent dissipation regions developed by the team in the perspective of forthcoming data collected by the JWST.
|Scientific context and environment:
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Paris in the field of star and galaxy formation. The fellowship is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The MIST (Molecules, Magnetic fields and Intermittency in Cosmic Turbulence) project focusses on several facets of the dissipative physics of baryonic matter in the local and high-redshift universe.
The MIST project fosters strong interactions between three main research axes: (1) observations of the chemical and thermal markers of turbulent dissipation in the high-redshift and local universe, (2) statistical analyses of the magnetic and velocity fields in samples of unprecedented size and sensitivity to study the non-Gaussian signatures of turbulent dissipation, and (3) numerical experiments dedicated to the space-time structures of turbulent dissipation and the formation of molecules in their wake.
The post-doctoral research project addresses the energy budget of a sample of galaxies and their environment, using the models of molecular emission of turbulent dissipation regions developed by the team in the perspective of forthcoming data collected by the JWST.
The MIST team is part of the astrophysics group at the Physics Department of Ecole Normale Supérieure and has close ties with astrophysicists in the Paris area. The successful candidate will benefit from this broad and stimulating research environment.
The interpretation of ancillary data will be followed by the analysis of data
collected by the JWST. The JWST will allow to observe the infrared ro-vibrational lines of H2 with a sensitivity and a spatial resolution 100 to 1000 times greater than Spitzer and VLT/SINFONI/KMOS, and will therefore open the possibility to spatially and spectrally resolve H2 line emission in the population of galaxies explored in this project.
Desired profile of the candidates:
Candidates should have a good background in physics and astrophysics along with computational skills in python and/or fortran. An observational or theoretical expertise of extragalactic environments would be an invaluable asset to the project.
The appointment is for 2 years with a possible extension to 3 years. The offer includes French social security benefits and funding for travel.
Applicants should submit a CV (max. 2 pages), a letter of intent, a publication list, and two letters of recommendation.
Applications should be sent via email to benjamin.godard @ obspm.fr and to
edith.falgarone @ ens.fr
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The contract will have to start before 1 September 2022.
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