|Salary:||£34,304 to £40,927 per annum. UE07|
|Placed On:||13th October 2021|
|Closes:||1st December 2021|
Closing date 01/12/2021 at 5pm
The research goal of this position is to contribute to the cosmological analysis of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and the Euclid space-satellite mission. The successful candidate will join the group headed by Dr Florian Beutler (funded through an ERC grant) working on galaxy clustering with particular focus on Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO), Redshift-space distortions (RSD) and tests of inflation through primordial non-Gaussianity and primordial features. The applicant should be highly motivated to contribute to fundamental cosmological research.
DESI has now started regular science operations and the first datasets with more than 1 million galaxy redshifts is already available. Over the coming 5-years DESI will collect 30 to 40 million galaxy spectra, surpassing existing datasets (e.g. BOSS with 1 million spectra) by more than an order of magnitude. The experiment is expected to contribute to the detection of the sum of the neutrino masses, map the expansion history of the Universe through BAO, test early Universe (inflation) models and probe gravity on cosmic scales.
As a member of the DESI and Euclid collaborations, you are expected to attend collaboration meetings, participating in DESI observing runs (no prior observing experience needed; currently limited by COVID) and attend international workshops and meetings to present and advertise the results.
Your skills and attributes for success:
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